Parents Buy Daughters Their Own Shipping Container Homes So They Can Live In Their Backyard

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Housing prices and housing availability are not problems unique to the United States. With real estate and rental costs skyrocketing over the last couple of years, there is a severe lack of affordable housing (and housing in general). Because of this, tiny homes have become extremely popular – and for good reason! People can either downsize and live more affordably or place a tiny home on their property for other family members. And the latter is exactly what these parents did for their teenage daughters.

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When Matt and his partner, Linda, moved in together, their house did not have enough room for each of their teenage daughters to have their own bedroom. To solve the problem, Matt and Linda purchased two shipping container homes and had them installed in their backyard. This gave each of the girls the space and privacy they needed, while also keeping them close to home.

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Each 340-square-foot container home came from Alternative Living Spaces and cost $60,000 each. Each tiny home has a spacious living room, kitchenette, bathroom, separate bedroom, tons of built-in storage, and even closet space.

source: YouTube/Tiny House Giant Journey
source: YouTube/Tiny House Giant Journey

One of their daughters, Ashley, lived in the space before leaving for college. Matt and Linda then rented out her container home to one of their other daughter’s friends, which ended up working out perfectly. The couple have also thought ahead, realizing that when Maddie also leaves for college, the one-floor container homes could be the perfect living arrangement for their aging parents.

To take a full tour of these thoughtfully designed container homes, check out the video below:

I love how innovative this family was in creating a great living arrangement for each member of their family. The container homes they had installed can be used for multiple family members, making them an excellent investment. If you have the outdoor space and are lacking indoor space, a tiny home might be the solution you’ve been searching for!