Small and Cozy Shipping Container Homes with Rooftop Deck, Texas










About CargoHome

Builder:CargoHome
Containers:1 container, 2 containers
LocationWaco, Texas


What started out as a backyard building experiment is growing into a booming family business for Kenneth Wheeler. His company, CargoHome, hand-builds tiny homes using shipping containers, and customers seem to love them. Each model features a rooftop deck and broad glass doors that spill out onto the landscape, with leftover industrial fittings and the ubiquitous box shape barely hinting at its underlying steel shell.

Founded in 2017, CargoHome has built nearly three dozen units to-date, with several of its models currently available as short-term rentals on Airbnb. Wheeler and his team utilize their backgrounds in residential construction to transform the shells into comfortable and surprisingly airy dwellings. In fact, the company's two-story container home was recently named as the fifth most 'wish-listed' tiny home on Airbnb.

From its construction base near Waco, Texas—the town popularized by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's reality show Fixer Upper—CargoHome currently builds four different models using two standard shipping container sizes. The finished units range in size from 160 to 480 square feet and take approximately two months to complete.

Prices start in the $40-50K range for the smallest models, with the largest two starting at $75,000 and $95,000, respectively. Customers can price different options on the company's website. Keep scrolling to learn more about each model and how Wheeler describes the fabrication process.

You can rent these small and cozy shipping container homes with rooftop deck in Glampinghub.

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The Anchor







The Anchor

At 160 square feet, The Anchor is truly a tiny shipping container home. Yet, the glass front doors, which swing 270 degrees and tuck along the side of the home, allow for more spacious indoor-outdoor living.

The interior is made to feel airy by walls of windows and clever storage solutions. The open space offers a queen-size Murphy bed near the entrance, custom tiled walk-in shower at the back, and a large kitchen and dining area between.

"We typically use what are called 'one-trippers' for our CargoHomes," says Wheeler. "It's basically a new container that was shipped from China with a single initial load in it. We used older, decommissioned containers a couple of times, but they can be difficult to work with since they are often quite beat up. Also, it’s a little difficult to find out what was shipped inside of the older ones, so there is some risk of chemical exposure. That's why we’ve opted to stick with one-trippers."

Description by Glampinghub

This elegant tiny shipping container home is located on a peaceful property in the countryside near downtown Waco, Texas, and can accommodate two guests. Perfect for a romantic getaway, the rental was constructed from a repurposed 20-foot shipping container, the unique tiny house is insulated and paneled in pine shiplap. The accommodation features a comfortable queen-size Murphy bed and a full bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower.

After a long day of outdoor activities, visitors can relax on the sofa or enjoy a meal at the dining table overlooking the lawn. The fully-equipped kitchenette comes with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a sink, a coffeemaker, and plenty of dishes and cutlery. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a television, air conditioning, heating, and on-site parking.

Outside, visitors will especially enjoy relaxing on the tiny house's lovely rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railing, the perfect spot to unwind at the end of an adventure-filled day with a glass of wine as the stars come out overhead.

This elegant tiny home rental comes with a variety of amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay near Waco. The accommodation features a fully-equipped kitchenette, a cozy living area, a queen-size Murphy bed, and a full bathroom. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a television, air conditioning, heating, and on-site parking. Outside the tiny house, visitors will find a unique rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railing, the perfect spot to sip a cup of coffee in the morning or relax in the evening.



















The Crow's Nest







The Crow's Nest

At the same size as the previous model, The Crow's Nest makes more use of the space with a larger bedroom area. A staircase along the back leads to the rooftop deck.

The interior is more suited for guest accommodations, prioritizing more space for the bed and bathroom and opting to remove the living area.

Wheeler goes on to describe the fabrication process: "First, we cut out sections in the steel for windows and doors, and then weld in steel tube frames to strengthen the openings. We frame the interior walls enough that we can fit all of our electric, plumbing, and spray foam insulation. We try to keep our walls as thin as possible to maximize interior space. Finally, we finish the interior using pine paneling or shiplap and clad the exterior with cedar or old barn wood."

Description by Glampinghub

This cozy and romantic tiny house rental is located in the countryside near Waco, Texas, and can accommodate up to two guests. The tiny house features a queen-size fold-out Murphy bed, a full bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a custom-tiled shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living area, guests can relax on the comfortable sofa while watching the flat-screen television in the TV cabinet on the wall. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a mini-fridge, a sink, an induction cooktop, a microwave, a coffeemaker, plenty of cutlery and dishes, and a dining area with seating for two overlooking the lawn. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, and on-site parking.

Outside, glampers will especially enjoy the lovely rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railings.

This unique tiny house comes with a variety of amenities for a relaxing and stress-free getaway in the countryside. In the living area, guests will find a comfortable sofa and a flat-screen television in a TV cabinet on the wall. The tiny house also features a fully-equipped kitchen with cooking utensils and dishes, a dining area with seating for two, and a full bathroom. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, and on-site parking.

Outside, glampers will enjoy a spacious rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railings for relaxing in the evenings.
















The Mainsail







The Mainsail

The larger Mainsail model uses a 40-foot shipping container, allowing room for a private bedroom and separate living area. This model also opts for a separate entrance along the side, where portions of the original shipping container are also visible as part of the facade.

The 320-square-foot interior offers space for a larger kitchen, which can be upgraded with quartz or granite countertops. A separate bedroom at the back fits a queen-sized bed.

"Container home construction is actually quite different than standard home construction," Wheeler adds. "When framing a standard house, more thought goes in to the structural aspects. Yet, these containers are built to carry up to 40 tons of cargo and be stacked up to nine high, so they are incredibly sturdy already. Inside, you are basically just building a shell inside of a shell, concerned mostly with hiding the utility elements and providing a structure over which to apply the wall finishing."

Description by Glampinghub

This stylish tiny house is located in the countryside near Waco, Texas, and can accommodate up to four guests. The tiny house features one bedroom and one full bathroom. In the bedroom, guests will find an inviting queen-size bed. In the bathroom, there is a toilet, a sink, and a custom-tiled shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living area, glampers can relax on the sofa while watching the flat-screen television or enjoy meals at the dining table overlooking the pond. The fully-equipped kitchenette comes with barn-wood countertops, a dining bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a sink, a coffeemaker, and plenty of dishes and cutlery. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, a mini-split air conditioning unit, heating, and an air mattress in the living area for additional sleeping space.

Outside, the tiny house features a lovely rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railings to provide lighting at night. The accommodation also comes with a barbecue and free on-site parking.

This unique accommodation comes with a variety of modern amenities for a comfortable and stress-free getaway in Waco. Constructed out of a repurposed 40-foot shipping container, the tiny house features an insulated interior with pine shiplap and 100-year-old barn wood. Inside, guests will find a comfortable bedroom, a full bathroom, a living area with a sofa, a flat-screen television, as well as a fully-equipped kitchenette. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, a mini-split air conditioning unit, heating, and an air mattress in the living area for additional sleeping space. On the top of the tiny house, guests can relax on the rooftop deck with patio furniture and LED lights under the railing. Glampers will also enjoy a barbecue and free on-site parking.















The Helm







The Helm

The company's largest model, The Helm, is a two levels, constructed by stacking a 20-foot container on top of a 40-foot one. The extra space accommodates one bedroom and bathroom downstairs, with a master suite upstairs.

The interior features an open living area and kitchen, with custom-made wooden casements windows providing natural light. An interior staircase provides access upstairs.

Description by Glampinghub

This modern tiny house rental is located in the countryside near Waco, Texas and can accommodate up to six guests. The tiny house features two queen-size beds and one full bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living area, visitors can relax on the sofa or enjoy meals at the dining table with seating for three. The fully-equipped kitchenette comes with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster oven, a sink, a coffeemaker, and plenty of dishes and cutlery. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a television, air conditioning, and heating.

Outside, the tiny house features a lovely rooftop deck with patio furniture. The accommodation also comes with a picnic area on the lawn and free on-site parking.

This property features a wide range of modern amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay in the countryside. In the living area, guests will enjoy a comfortable sofa, a television, and a dining area with seating for three. The tiny house also has a fully-equipped kitchenette, two queen-size beds, and a full bathroom. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a television, air conditioning, and heating. Outside, visitors will especially enjoy the lovely rooftop deck with patio furniture. The accommodation also features a picnic area on the lawn and free on-site parking.

































About CargoHome





We are a small, family-owned business and are passionate about tiny container homes. Our combined years in all the building trades as well as drafting and design work adds up to decades of experience. Two years ago we built our first tiny house and have been smitten ever since. In addition to tiny houses and shipping container or cargo homes we have worked on restoring and building historic structures all around the U.S. as well as in several other countries including China, New Zealand and Japan. One of our team members helped to build a home for a U.S. President. We have also done significant work for Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame both on their personal home as well as construction at the Magnolia Silos and homes for their popular show. All of this experience enables CargoHome to bring the highest quality craftsmanship to building premium, elegant container homes.

Postal AddressP.O. Box 16, Elm Mott, TX 76640
Emailinfo@cargohome.com
Phone1-877-61-CARGO
Websitehttps://www.cargohome.com/


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