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Inside A $40,000 Container Home


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  • Cory Frederick
    Cory Frederick Ай бұрын +17

    Congratulations! I just bought my first container and hope to make it as beautiful as yours! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Geoff
    Geoff 17 күн бұрын +2

    What a beautiful environment. A lovely build.

  • tammy nolan
    tammy nolan 2 ай бұрын +63

    My husband and I are trying to build out of two shipping containers. It's a very hard slow process, when you don't really have the funds. But when you do have the funds the time is not there. So it a long haul for us but we are going to do it. It's our dream. And God is helping us along the way. And we love it.

    • ILovehouseMusic
      ILovehouseMusic Ай бұрын +2

      It’s gonna be beautiful ~ you got this! ❤

    • The Watcher
      The Watcher Ай бұрын +2

      Our prayers are with u and ur family.. that u do achieve ur goal with ur building...all the best

    • tammy nolan
      tammy nolan Ай бұрын +1

      @Ashlin Babu thank you. Bless you

    • Ashlin Babu
      Ashlin Babu Ай бұрын +2

      All the best, may the good lord bless you dear

    • tammy nolan
      tammy nolan 2 ай бұрын +1

      @LuckyStar Acres thank you

  • Phil Tucker
    Phil Tucker 3 ай бұрын +8

    Yes I heard a BBC radio reporter during the World Cup say that the individual hotel bedrooms in Qatar that he stayed in were basically hundreds and hundreds of containers, beautifully fitted out as fully modular bedrooms with toilet & shower, and were evidently very nice (although fairly expensive rates…) 👍

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +2

      depending on the materials used, they can get pricey!

  • Respectfully Yours
    Respectfully Yours 2 ай бұрын +2

    Love your video, I've been interested in the container home's. I look forward to more videos and future projects. All the best and thanks so much for sharing. Love to your fur babies too 🐾🐾

  • Pride Name
    Pride Name 24 күн бұрын +2

    Very well said, we can learn and make our life happier than ever. Thanks for encouragement and off course your simplicity while explaining your simple yet important happy project. keep it up..

  • Sohailsonja Ahmed
    Sohailsonja Ahmed 2 ай бұрын +1

    highly practical, economical, brilliantly designed well thought tiny home, u all did a superb job, and I would surely consider buying one in the near future, absolutely love it, thanks highly for sharing.

  • Eye Of Venture
    Eye Of Venture 3 ай бұрын +6

    I think this is a very cool video and you are very down to earth and that’s a good thing. And it just goes to show that living in a shipping container can be quite nice

    • Phil Tucker
      Phil Tucker 2 ай бұрын +3

      I agree. All things are relative to your personal circumstances. I guess 50% of the world would love to have something like this to live in!

    • Phil Tucker
      Phil Tucker 2 ай бұрын +2


    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  3 ай бұрын +3

      I appreciate that!

  • The Non-Clinical PT
    The Non-Clinical PT 20 күн бұрын +1

    This is so cool! Thank you for sharing your journey!

  • Richard McCrary
    Richard McCrary 2 ай бұрын +4

    Enjoyed the video of your container home. Looking forward to watching more and learning more. I'd like to build a container home someday and east Texas is where I would like it to be.

    • Phil Tucker
      Phil Tucker 2 ай бұрын +2

      Yes (if that’s Texas USA) I guess the weather is pretty good over there?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +1

      Im glad you liked the video!

  • The Roed to Good Cooking
    The Roed to Good Cooking 2 ай бұрын +5

    I really enjoyed your Container Home video. I'm thinking about the same kind of living. So "thank you" for the tour of your lovely home. Where did you buy your container if I might ask? Did you build it out yourself or did you purchase it already built out? Sorry for all the questions. I have been watching lots of container videos. Your video was very easy to understand and you helped me make up my mind about "Container Tiny Home living" I'm Ms. J and I am new to your channel. Looking forward to watching your container home journey. Be Blessed and Happy New Year. Ms. J

    • The Roed to Good Cooking
      The Roed to Good Cooking 2 ай бұрын +2

      @LuckyStar Acres I found them online. I see they are in Nacogdoches, TX

    • The Roed to Good Cooking
      The Roed to Good Cooking 2 ай бұрын +1

      @LuckyStar Acres Thanks for the container info. I will checkout Tankabox. Where are they located? I'm on the westcoast.

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +2

      Thank you for watching. We purchased it built from Tankabox. I understand having questions, I had a bunch myself.

  • Lauren Mallon
    Lauren Mallon 28 күн бұрын +1

    I love your home! Cozy and compfy looking! I'd enclose a porch screen, in, all weather porch. Cover porch for vehicle pine tar and stuff will eat paint off your vehicle

  • Todd Carmona
    Todd Carmona Ай бұрын +2

    I really enjoyed your Container Home video -Its a great design and at 40,000 its a bargain buy !

  • Tina Whittaker
    Tina Whittaker Ай бұрын

    the higher rent goes up the more this option looks appealing! at 1:51 I was wondering why they didn't put the couch on the back wall and they can have a longer couch . There must be a good reason! I hope I can buy one of these one day to have and have it fixed up nicely~ Great home.

    • Tina Whittaker
      Tina Whittaker Ай бұрын

      @LuckyStar Acres whatever floats your boat

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  Ай бұрын

      Thank you, we like it. The reason we put the couch like that was because it made the living room area feel like a separate room without a wall. We may try putting it along the wall at a later date though.

  • Okanogan Forest Channel
    Okanogan Forest Channel Ай бұрын +1

    Great video. Looks like you have a very nice set up. You might find my Container cabin of interest. I have now been enjoying it for more that 15 years. You are on the right path, good luck with all your projects. Okanogan Forest Channel

  • M. Reyes
    M. Reyes Ай бұрын +1

    👍Congrats!! This is amazing and inspirational!! I love this!!! You're living life!!! ENJOY!! 🙂

  • Richard Waters
    Richard Waters 2 ай бұрын

    What a brilliant thing you have done there, I hope to do the same time soon.

  • Glenda Galeano
    Glenda Galeano Ай бұрын +1

    This is so awesome! congrats! Im looking to move to a container home, very inspiring video

  • Sky King
    Sky King 2 ай бұрын +2

    Great video. I love Texas. Went to college there and had my children there. Best of fortune to you in your new life adventure. Also, awesome beard!!

  • Prince Arthur
    Prince Arthur Ай бұрын +1

    Congratulations on such a beautiful lifestyle!

  • Megan Richardson
    Megan Richardson 3 ай бұрын +6

    Sam!! I love this! Look forward to seeing more videos.

  • Geraldine Duffy
    Geraldine Duffy 2 ай бұрын +1

    Its very nice and spacious you did an excellent job with the layout

  • Ian Perry
    Ian Perry 2 ай бұрын +1

    Gilmer!? That's my hometown; been here my whole life. Love how quiet and peaceful it is out in the country around here.

  • Slymzsymad
    Slymzsymad 2 ай бұрын +1

    Just a gorgeous place, love it

  • marilyn roberts
    marilyn roberts 2 ай бұрын +1

    You've created a beautiful home and in beautiful surroundings. Precious furry kids add to the niceness 💜🐾🏘💜

  • Charles Latman
    Charles Latman 2 ай бұрын

    I really enjoyed this. I love your home.... very very nice. I already feel like I know yall already

  • Cristian Barcenas
    Cristian Barcenas 3 күн бұрын

    Nice! How did you get plumbing and electrical all set up? Was it costly?

    RONALD HOOVER 12 күн бұрын +1

    Good for you and your wife. 😊👍

  • Rev'dUpArtist
    Rev'dUpArtist 9 күн бұрын +1

    Good for y'all Your home is great. I get it about wanting simple, peaceful, & quiet. I wonder if y'all couldn't drill a well. You didn't talk about your utilities, only the TV ;-) I sure don't get how someone could say a Container build w/b unsustainable. As a country we get s--t tons of them from all of the incoming shipments from China. We've gotta do something with them, right? Then the rest of the things are choices one makes with each home, regardless what the structure is made out of. I doubt your TVs take a whole lot of juice. When I got my TV it had a sticker on it saying they estimated the cost to run it was like $11 for a whole year. So if I happen to use it twice as much as they figure it'd cost me a whopping $22 for a whole freaking year. LOL!!!! Maybe solar could actually work for you.

  • Demetrius Johnson
    Demetrius Johnson 16 күн бұрын +1

    I love them. Planning on buying 3 40ft containers to put on 10 acres. Sick of city life too.

  • LyleCVA c
    LyleCVA c 3 ай бұрын +3

    You're on the right path , keep it up and post more ...

  • Alba Pugh
    Alba Pugh 2 ай бұрын +4

    It’s the kind of life, I would love to have, right now! 💛💙💔🇻🇪

  • sigscout22lr
    sigscout22lr 2 ай бұрын +2

    Hey Sam! 👋 I'm Samuel! Thanks for sharing the video. God bless you, your spouse, your home, and all of your plans.

  • SGFT
    SGFT 2 ай бұрын +3

    Good video. Planning on building one out myself.

  • Alejandro Vargas
    Alejandro Vargas 2 ай бұрын +2

    Beautiful ! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • XXL Albatross
    XXL Albatross 27 күн бұрын

    I am a new follower of your channel.
    I also want to do something like this. There is one thing I am afraid of. Can something that has been transported in this container when it was used make a person sick afterwards?
    Greetings from Sweden

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  23 күн бұрын

      My personal opinion is research the company your using to make sure you get a quality container.

  • S P.
    S P. Ай бұрын +1

    I love it , such a great , simpe and efficient design!!! And you moved to Gilmer Tx ...YEAH !! My mom is from Gilmer

  • ILovehouseMusic
    ILovehouseMusic Ай бұрын +1

    This is definitely a dream of mine!

  • Dodge Overland 4x4
    Dodge Overland 4x4 2 ай бұрын +4

    Hi neighbor! Im in LInden (east Texas) and building out a 40' high boy. Im putting in the high-end cabinets, and wood floor to go... then finished. Ive got 2 wells, off grid entirely, 20kW lithium battery bank/ solar, propane for instant hot water heater and stove. I travel through gilmer from my city house in DFW on a weekly basis. Do you have a way to talk off here?

  • Batsheva Sarah Gamoran
    Batsheva Sarah Gamoran 2 ай бұрын +1

    Good luck. Hope to see more from you

  • Michele Rok
    Michele Rok 17 күн бұрын +1

    Where can you purchase these shipping containers already built out? I would love to know because I am thinking of doing the same. So so tired of city life and want a more simplistic way of life

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  16 күн бұрын +1

      It depends on where you live. We worked with Tanka Box (6235 TX-21, Nacogdoches, TX 75961). I hope that helps you

  • S Craft
    S Craft 20 күн бұрын

    Did you get this container already with that floor plan? Or did you construct your own floor plan and do it yourself?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  17 күн бұрын

      There was a basic floor plan, but we worked with the builder and changed things to how we wanted them.

  • Yeager Film
    Yeager Film 2 ай бұрын +3

    Who did the build for the shell of the home? (Windows, top deck, etc.) Was it Xcaliber? Thanks!

  • Muffin Lady
    Muffin Lady 2 ай бұрын +3

    Good luck 2 u both!🌻

  • Sue Lizzi
    Sue Lizzi 15 күн бұрын +1

    very very nice home and very very nice video.

  • Teva Sneed
    Teva Sneed 2 ай бұрын +2

    I love this video, it almost convinces me

  • SC Homestead
    SC Homestead 2 ай бұрын +2

    My wife and I are getting ready to start a container home airbnb.
    If you need any advice on the chickens or the bees, let me know.

  • Shekela Farmer
    Shekela Farmer 7 күн бұрын

    It's a neatly designed house; but, if I were seeking to buy a house or rent an apartment, I would really prefer bigger apartment or house, especially if I were going to be living in with my chosen mate, but really, I would prefer a bigger house or apartment more like a regular size house or apartment with more room in to be able to move around in moreso comfortably rather than an apartment or house that's called tiny or small house or apartment that I can't move around in so freely and or not as comfortable for space of my own in the place although I love my mate very much; it's important that I have some space of my own privacy to do in sometimes respectfully and the same for my mate; although I could live in a small house or tiny house just fine to make nice and neat and cozy for myself or for me and my mate if I had one I prefer bigger housing called regular size housing; plus, I wouldn't want to live way out in the boondocks far away from stores and other places that I may need a car to get too for my wants and needs could be very costy and or lot of time and or pay for to get to places if have a car or not have a car, soooooo, I'd rather live in the city on a beautiful street and or peaceful and or beautiful area of which are natural living peacefully and or beautifully in the city that way also if I didn't have the money to buy a vehicle and or to pay for gas, I could walk to places living in the city to get my wants and needs and or I could take the not expensive listed as public transportation, bus/es and or train/s to get to places for my wants and needs.↗👌

  • Voltage junkie
    Voltage junkie 16 күн бұрын

    I long for the day were people show us how the septic and plumbing rough-in took place

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  15 күн бұрын +1

      It actually wasn't to bad. The plumbing was run out to the bottom of the house. When the house was set we connected the lines together.

  • Jamie
    Jamie 3 күн бұрын

    Love your house you didn't show how the pumping is hooked up?

  • David Graham
    David Graham Ай бұрын +1

    Get some hanging flowers for your bees and hang them out where the sun shines a lot. (Not near the house if you want peace on that deck)

  • Joshua Rialto
    Joshua Rialto 2 ай бұрын +2

    How do you get water? Do you have a septic system? Is it solar or grid connected?

  • Naomi Donovan-Perry
    Naomi Donovan-Perry 3 күн бұрын +1

    Like the concept!

  • A Connelly
    A Connelly Ай бұрын +1

    Good for you Sam. I'm envious. Enjoy

  • Clinton Elias
    Clinton Elias 2 ай бұрын +2

    $40k, I wish! Here, more like $140k or more.

  • Jimmy Jones
    Jimmy Jones 24 күн бұрын +1

    Did you have this built for you?
    Can you give me the name of the company.. if so. Thanks!

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  23 күн бұрын +1

      Yes, we had it built by Tanka Box (6235 TX-21, Nacogdoches, TX 75961)

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith 7 күн бұрын

    where do you get your power and water from. well and generator?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  5 күн бұрын

      No, we are hooked to local co-op water and an electric company. I would love to drill a well and set up solar power, but as of now we haven't done that.

  • Freddy Soto
    Freddy Soto 2 ай бұрын +3

    Yes Si my friend, I want too do something like that but in COSTA RICA PURA VIDA BEAUTIFUL place get some land in north CR and make it like it was tropical we need it, pond , river trees 🐺🇨🇷🇨🇷🇨🇷B SAFE 🙏

    • Freddy Soto
      Freddy Soto 2 ай бұрын +1

      (that is not a cat 🐈 but a puma)

  • patrick prendergast
    patrick prendergast 2 ай бұрын +2

    very helpful did the price include the land

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +1

      No, the land was purchased a few years ago

  • Frank Woods
    Frank Woods Ай бұрын +1

    I would for sure keep an eye on the dogs and cat.

  • Javarro Long
    Javarro Long 2 ай бұрын +1

    🫡🫡🫡 Congratulations 🍾

  • John B
    John B 2 ай бұрын +3

    How much was it for the 12 acres?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +1

      The land was actually purchased a few years ago, so I don't know current land prices

  • Tips4 Trips
    Tips4 Trips 2 ай бұрын +1

    Super video.

  • Isaiah Andres
    Isaiah Andres 2 ай бұрын

    where did yall find the shipping container?

    • Isaiah Andres
      Isaiah Andres 2 ай бұрын

      @LuckyStar Acres Awesome thank you!!!

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +1

      Tanka Box 6235 TX-21, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

  • shadowwalke
    shadowwalke 18 күн бұрын +1

    thank you for the video i like it and i like your beard it look cool I'm trying get one going now

  • Little Ridge Farm
    Little Ridge Farm 3 ай бұрын +3

    New follower and hopefully we can chat soon .. Possibly set up a date to do a live stream interview

  • Susan Nevells
    Susan Nevells 2 ай бұрын


  • Kimberly Kimbrough
    Kimberly Kimbrough Ай бұрын +2

    those wild hogs are dangerous so yall be careful

  • Everyday Gains
    Everyday Gains 27 күн бұрын

    Did you put the container on a concrete or just on the land

  • Toni Bourlon
    Toni Bourlon Ай бұрын

    What company did your build?

  • DeeMan Crumpton
    DeeMan Crumpton Ай бұрын

    What's the name of the company you bought if from?

  • William Velazquez
    William Velazquez 2 ай бұрын +2

    Most important the price for the land please

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын

      We purchased the land several years ago and I don't have current land prices.

    SMOKE AB Ай бұрын

    Where did you order that from

  • David Robles
    David Robles 2 ай бұрын +1

    Need to buy two. Where?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +2

      Tankabox 6235 TX-21, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

  • Mr. Jx
    Mr. Jx 2 ай бұрын +2

    Who was your builder?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +2

      We love it out here!!

    • Mr. Jx
      Mr. Jx 2 ай бұрын +1

      @LuckyStar Acres 'Preciate it. How you'all doing out on the land?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +2


  • shadowwalke
    shadowwalke 18 күн бұрын

    was t to much of a problem to get it set up and get it fix the ay you want it and about how much in all for the Container and are you going to add on to it ??

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  17 күн бұрын +1

      No, it wasn't much trouble to get it set up. We are talking about adding another one in the future but we are finding this may actually be plenty of room for us and leave it the way it is. We will see

  • Happy Hair
    Happy Hair 8 күн бұрын

    who built your home?

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  5 күн бұрын

      Tanka Box
      6235 TX-21, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

  • MsE
    MsE 15 күн бұрын

    All the wild animals you have around your place with kill every animal that you have and it will also kill you. Hogs will attack you a bobcat will attack you amd your chickens so you need to get a fence or something around your chickens I feel bad about your dogs.

  • Sean Gelarden
    Sean Gelarden 2 ай бұрын

    Container houses are stupid there's easier and cheaper ways to get the same affect

    • Sean Gelarden
      Sean Gelarden 2 ай бұрын

      @LuckyStar Acres don't mean to be rude it's just that as a carpenter I think about the limitations of this building method, I'm glad you love your home

    • LuckyStar Acres
      LuckyStar Acres  2 ай бұрын +1

      They are not for everyone but we love ours.