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Couple Build Home From Shipping Containers (Photos)

| by Brendan Kelly

A Denver couple used nine shipping containers to turn an empty lot into their 4,000-square-foot dream house.

“I tried to dream up a new and creative way to build a house and this is what we came up with,” Regan Foster told the Denver Post.

Regan and his wife, Libby, spent about a year building their seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Denver’s Zuni Park. 

The couple latched onto the idea of using recycled materials to build their new home on their half-acre lot, so they began the search for the best shipping containers they could find. Eventually the Fosters found nine containers from one lot and made a deal with the company that owned them, paying $2,200 for each container, measuring 40 feet long and 9 1/2 feet tall.

Regan and Libby Foster have built a 4,000 square foot home from 9 used shipping containers. They staggered the length of the containers on the exterior.

The couple hired an architect, a structural engineer and several subcontractors to help solidify their design and build the new home.

Regan, a firefighter, helped build parts of the home himself and built furniture for the home by hand as well.

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The Fosters told the Denver Post they paid an estimated $500,000 for the entire project.

The couple shares their home with another couple and their child, as well as Libby’s mother.

The home’s rooftop has a 360-degree view of its Denver surroundings, including the Flatiron rock formations to the West.

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Sources: Denver PostDaily Mail / Photo credit: Denver Post

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