Greetings from Texas! 🙂
The most exciting part about this post for me? I actually saw this shipping container home in person! I was in the area and even though it was a cloudy day, it was totally worth it. Even more interesting is THIS famous shipping container guest home is right down the street. I had no idea I was in for a treat that day. 🙂 I found this article from MySA that better explains the house. So enjoy!
San Antonio’s growing urban trend of contemporary and unique living spaces will add one of the first container homes near the end of August, just minutes away from the Alamodome. Alamo City native, James Young, has been collaborating with We Say Yes Homes to bring the shipping container home he says is “like living in artwork” to 910 Wyoming Street in the Historic Gardens neighborhood.
The 1,300-square foot home made of four steel containers features three bedrooms, two restrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining room. Gonzales and Young both mentioned one of the home’s main selling points, an “amazing” rooftop terrace with “phenomenal” views of downtown.
Considering San Antonio’s sometimes sweltering summer temperatures, Gonzales and Young said the ensuring ample insulation was an important part of constructing the steel build. The designer said foam panels are used as a “solid insulator” throughout to maintain the home’s central air and heat.
Young, who has built about 200 traditional homes, said container homes are typically produced off site then arranged at properties using a crane. The process usually takes about 45 days. However, the Wyoming Street property plans were altered due to surrounding trees the team opted not to touch and instead built on site with the welding help of Matthew Montez.
“We did our very best not to touch the trees,” Young said. “We were really concerned about the footprint we would leave behind.”
Gonzales and Young said community feedback from neighbors and local designers has been positive, with many asking for tours of the home. Once the Wyoming Street project is completed, Young is working on securing land for two other container homes in the downtown area and a 64-unit apartment complex following the same style.
This house is currently on the market for $295,000. I have to say, it was pretty impressive and the location is ideal if you want to live downtown.
So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂