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This House Was Built Out of Shipping Containers — and It’s for Sale in Asheville

published Mar 31, 2021
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Credit: Courtesy of Nest Realty Asheville

The details

  • Address: 6 Lawndale Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Price: $349,900
  • Size: 1,100 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
Credit: Courtesy of Nest Realty Asheville

Why we have a crush on this property

Shipping containers aren’t just for huge boats that sometimes get lodged in the Suez Canal anymore. They’re being used to build shopping centers, restaurants, and even homes. And this house for sale in North Carolina is a perfect example of how to turn a big metal box into a one-of-a-kind abode.

Tucked away on a side street in Asheville, this three-bedroom claims to be the first shipping container home in town. Its custom design is evident in its airy, open layout, not to mention its rippling metal walls and ceilings. 

Credit: Courtesy of Nest Realty Asheville

A wood stove warms the living and dining spaces, while in the kitchen, bar seating and a farmhouse sink add to its modern atmosphere. Barn doors and a clawfoot tub in one of the bathrooms are a few other unique features. 

There’s also a more than 300-square-foot loft that sits over the main living area, accessible via a spiral staircase. It’s ideal for a studio or at-home office, and overlooks the front yard from a wall of huge windows. 

Credit: Courtesy of Nest Realty Asheville
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The place is eco-friendly, too, thanks to passive solar power and green building materials, or building materials made from renewable resources. The shipping container house is listed for $349,900 by Ryan McCullough with Nest Realty Asheville.

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