Tiny houses aren’t the only options for people who want to downsize and live affordably. In the past few years, shipping container homes have also risen as a cool alternative to affordable housing. These days, you can find several people who have shifted to shipping containers homes. The newest example is of a Washington-based couple who have created a comfortable home from two shipping containers.

With the desire to have a mortgage-free home, Jaimie and Dave have chosen to build a shipping container home. They purchased a small piece of land and spent about $80k turning two metal boxes into beautiful and comfy living spaces. They have stacked a 20ft container on top of a 40ft shipping container, which creates a deck on the upper floor. The budget has been restricted as they have done most of the work by themselves.

This two-story shipping container house has a beautiful brownish exterior with a small roofed section that protects the starting part of the deck. The interiors are bright with a rustic touch of wood flooring and cabinets. There is a spacious lounge, kitchen, bathroom and pantry on the main floor while the bedroom lies upstairs. Another beautiful sight is the abundance of mini planters found everywhere on the shipping container house.

They have included features they would need the most. It is not a luxurious house per se, but a dream house for the couple. The most exciting thing about this build is that the couple has built it on their own, which would have definitely demanded a lot of hard work. The result is really appreciable.

Aside from constructing the shipping container home, they have also landscaped the property and built a workshop. They also want to link these two structures with a suspension bridge, and even build a zip line.