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.
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.
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.