Kitchen details!  The walls are magnetic. :-)A view from the bathroom of the main space.
Fun Shipping Container Home!
Fun Shipping Container Home!
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
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Have you wondered what it's like to live in a shipping container home? This light, bright, modern 392 sf micro home is made from a single 45 ft container! It's comfortable, conveniently located, & fun!

The space

Please read the "Other Things to Note" at the very end of this profile to make sure that the property is a good fit for you.

Everything about this property is unique!


Created from a single 45 ft shipping container, it only has 392 sq. ft., but it lives much larger (the designer once had 12 person dinner party in the house!).


Early on, it was nicknamed it the 360. This came from the square footage of the original container before modification; we liked the connotation of looking at things from all angles. The name stuck. :-)


The 360 is a studio, so the beds are both in the main space. The master bed is a traditional queen sized mattress in a bed nook (this means there is access from one side of the bed) and the guest bed is a queen size futon mattress. The base for the guest bed is converted from the base of the closet (not unlike a pullout couch). Soft high thread count sheets are provided for both beds.


The space has a jacuzzi tub, 17 linear feet of kitchen for cooking, and 160 sq ft of balcony!


For those with pet allergies: no pets currently live in the house, but a kitty lived here in the past.

This charming little home has been featured in magazines and on TV. I hope you also find it inspiring!

Guest access

You have access to everything in the 360, the 360 balcony, and the patio space beneath it.

If there is anything in the fridge, please feel free to drink or eat it if you'd like.

Areas that off limits include the trampoline, playscape, garden, chicken space and all main house spaces (deck and hot tub).

Interaction with guests

You will access the home via a key box on the front gate. We will be available via phone for any questions or needs, but will give you your space.

Other things to note

The main access for the 360 is a spiral staircase and there is a step to get into the jacuzzi tub/shower. Due to this, my home is not well suited to those with limited mobility.


There are two dogs who live on the property. They are super sweet, and will be excited to meet you. If you are afraid of dogs, their presence might make staying here unpleasant for you.


In addition to the dogs, you'll share the yard with us and our guests (including tween-agers). This means that we may be out in the yard swinging, creating, jumping on the trampoline, etc. Kids get up early (even on Saturday). :-) If that kind of activity occurring just out your door will be disruptive to your stay, then this might not be a great fit.


Henrietta, Ruby, Aurora & Diamond are the 4 chickens that live in the yard behind the 360. You will definitely hear them making chicken noises throughout your stay. The clock radio has a bluetooth feature and you can play background white noise via YouTube or spotify if they are feeling squacky. If you are fan of eggs, let us know.


The 360 is in a relatively urban area and so you might also hear urban sounds like cars, dogs, occasional sirens, 18 wheelers, etc.


Parking: Street parking is available right in front of the house. Please don't leave valuables in plain sight inside your car. There has only been one car broken into in the 8 years that we have been here, but it occurred when someone left a backpack in view.


Amenities
Dryer
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

- There is a house book on site and we ask that you read it upon arrival.
- The apartment is on a shared lot - please use the front door if you have an urgent need.
- Trampoline, playscape, chicken area and all areas of the main house (deck, hot tub, etc.) are off limits.
- The 360 deck and the patio area under the 360 are available for your use.
- Absolutely no cigarette smoking in the house.
- If you smoke outside, please remove your cigarette butts.
- The thermostat display is inaccurate. The house will be cooler than the temperature shown. Most people find it comfortable between 74 and 82 degrees.
-Please be respectful of the property and its neighbors.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The container is elevated and the front door is reached via a spiral staircase.
Potential for noise - We live in an urban neighborhood; there are dogs and chickens. It is simply the noise of normal living.
Pet(s) live on property - 2 dogs and 4 chickens - dogs are friendly, chickens are sequestered (they and the dogs don't get along)

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Bethany User Profile
September 2017
We LOVED our staycation here! Beautiful, calming, visually stunning environment to call home for a weekend!

Patty User Profile
September 2017
The greatest most wonderful host I've ever me n the place 8 just as great the best home away from home place if you're ever in Houston. Texas do yourself a big favor n makes this your 1 place to stay awesome people awesome place

Phillip User Profile
September 2017
Such a cool little place. If you like tiny houses you have to check this out.

Heidi User Profile
August 2017
Clean, comfortable, and a great use of space. A very short drive to downtown. Jen always responded quickly to messages and I felt like I had complete privacy. Definitely a great place to stay!

Simon User Profile
July 2017
The container home was better than I expected. I thought it would be cramped, but it had loads of space. Everything is designed well and the bed was super comfortable. My favorite part was Emily. She's one of the dogs that live on the property. She is so sweet and always put a smile on my face when she was so happy to see me.

Candace User Profile
June 2017
Great host, very unique spot! The host was very accommodating to our last minute changes and such a pleasure. Definitely stay here if you are considering it!

Tony User Profile
June 2017
We all enjoy a lot our stay in this creative place. Found a lot of places to eat just a few blocks from there. And very convenient to get the I45 arround the corner. The place was clean and super comfortable.we had a great time as a family. The neighborhood looks safe and beautiful .

Houston, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Jennifer User ProfileJennifer is a superhost.
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