Richie wanted to get out of the city and commune with nature. He scrimped and saved all the money he could and eventually was able to buy some land. For a while, Richie lived off the land, camping out in a tent.
Then he reached out to Better Home and Gardens. He met with Jason, Pete, and Andy, a designer, builder, and architect, respectively. Together, they came up with an ingenious, and inexpensive idea. The purchased a shipping container for $6,000 with the intention of turning it into a full-featured home. The renovations were costly, despite the container's low price tag. The crane they rented to transport the container cost $250 per-hour. Eventually, they believed they could complete the whole project for under $50,000. It's amazing what they were able to create.
The result, while modest on space, is stunning. The home contains a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, dining room, and patio, all fully functional. Watch the video below to see the amazing transformation!