Featured Container Projects

Here you will find our featured vacation container rentals and other awesome container projects. Many of our customers choose to build our units out as short-term rental options to establish passive income, while others are on the hunt for more commercial-based applications. Take a look at some of the incredible builds utilizing shipping containers.

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The Joshua Container Home in Lockhart

This container home in Lockart, TX is exactly what we envision for our customers and their guests to be able to enjoy. The Joshua model, featured on Netflix, is one of our most popular builds and if you browse the pictures we know you’ll see why. It was one of our first luxury container homes that pulled out the stops and layered on the luxury and continues to be one of our best-selling models.

Scott, the owner of the property has gone above and beyond for his guests. The French double doors come standard on the unit, but it’s the extras that make this unit really shine. It’s got a 400-square-foot oversized deck with a covered pergola for outdoor relaxation. The fire pit, bocce ball court, and corn hole play area are the icing on the cake. Use the link below to view and book this incredible container Airbnb!

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Glow House in Terlingua

This colorful container home rental is “anything but ordinary”. The hosts have gone above and beyond to make the unit feel like home. The container rental is surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert with amazing 360 degree views and has the “most phenomenal views of the night sky. At just 20 minutes from the Ghost Town, and 30 minutes to the entrance to Big Bend National Park this place is certain to keep you busy day and night.

The unit itself is 100% Off-grid!

Electricity is provided through solar power. Everything runs on the system including the fridge, coffee maker, microwave, stove, lights, and ceiling fan! The unit is outfitted with butcher block countertops, running water with an indoor toilet, shower and sinks as well, but the hose does request conservation of water while you stay. Guests also have access to a pool, community laundry, a full-service bathroom, and a great restaurant at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge. Expect to see an abundance of wildlife including roadrunner, jackrabbits, lizards, coyotes, javelina, prairie dogs, and kangaroo mice!

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Container Home Retreat in Riverside

This charming container home offers the perfect getaway experience in Austin. Wake up each morning to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee on your private deck and end your adventurous days by relaxing near the fire pit with your favorite cocktail. Conveniently located, it’s just minutes away from Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, the airport, and popular spots like Rainey Street and East 6th Street. Inside, you’ll find a cozy one-bedroom setup with thoughtful amenities, while outside, the spacious deck beckons for morning coffees and evening tranquility.

This accommodation is a collaboration between Bob’s Containers and Karley Bullard Designs, boasting a queen-size bed, streaming-capable TV, and a well-appointed bathroom. Additionally, a fully-equipped micro kitchen ensures you have everything you need. The outdoor deck is the highlight, offering an outdoor dining area, comfortable living space, and a gas-powered fire pit for ultimate relaxation. And don’t forget to embrace the rustic charm of the gravel road leading to your retreat—it’s all part of the experience.

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La Placita Super Mercado

First introduced to the public in 1997 as “King Arthur Catering”, Snappy Snacks mobile catering started in the small town of Hutto, TX. From humble beginnings with one food truck and a 2500 square foot warehouse, Snappy Snacks is now located on a 10-acre complex in Pflugerville, TX just outside of Austin. With a fleet of more than 70 mobile catering vehicles, this unique complex houses the company’s headquarters, a state-of-the-art wash bay, four full-service commissary kitchens, a 2,500 square foot mechanic shop, and a 16,000 square foot warehouse and retail store known as La Placita. You can also enjoy social time with a 7,000-square-foot outdoor music plaza and a food court accommodating up to ten mobile food trucks.

We partnered with Snappy Snacks to provide storefronts and restrooms for La Placita. The pictures below show you our container storefronts and our commercial restroom application. With a few nationally recognized brands like The Peached Tortilla and Chi’lantro, we are excited to continue providing custom container services to Snappy Snacks mobile catering. If you are interested in what types of solutions we can come up with for your company, contact us today! It’s a no brainer, choose Bob’s Containers.

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The Porter a.k.a. The Desert Rose

Introduced in May 2022, The Porter was built for a Texas Hill Country short term rental opportunity.

This container Airbnb rental features all the bells and whistles including a rooftop cowboy tub, hammock, and custom interior options to increase the comfort and livability of the unit.

The wooden garage door opens up the unit with both natural light and crisp, clean hill country air. Creative landscaping makes the unit feel much larger. Follow the link below to view the listing.

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Container City at Spider Mountain

Container City at Spider Mountain is a “fully contained city with modern lodging, RV slips, food, drinks, live music, and bike-in/bike-out access to Spider Mountain.” This incredible community features 6 custom-built container cabins. Each unit has full kitchens, beds, bathrooms, showers, patios, balconies, living rooms, televisions, internet, and picnic areas. On top of these container homes, Container City is equipped with a total of nine full-service RV slips.

While enjoying the comforts of your stay you are able to experience some of the best mountain biking the state of Texas has to offer. End your long day of biking by taking the last run directly to Container City. There are also wineries, breweries, distilleries, fishing, swimming, hiking, eagles, waterfalls, and more, all within 30 minutes of Container City!


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The Container Retreat @ 290 Wine Trail

The Container Retreat @ 290 Wine Trail is the “perfect place to stay as you explore the beautiful Texas Hill Country and its amazing wineries, parks, shops, and people. The unit is a 40 ft shipping container home located in Hye, TX, complete with one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, full bath with walk-in shower, kitchenette with mini fridge and microwave, dining table, and Queen sized Murphy bed in the living room. With over 50 wineries to enjoy in the area and four within walking distance so you can get the fun started right away!

Whether you are “looking for a quick getaway or a home base while attending one of the many festivals and events in the surrounding areas, you will surely find this container home full of luxury and comfort.

Couples getaway, check! Girls’ weekend, check! Bachelor or Bachelorette parties, check! Whatever the occasion, TCR @ 290 Wine Trail is the right choice. They have twelve other listings and can accommodate groups of up to thirty-two.


We can help you understand the ins and outs of owning a property you intend to use as a passive income machine and using shipping containers as your housing solution. Our containers are used all over the united states as permanent homes, short term rentals, and guest houses. Schedule a meeting with a container tech today or contact us by clicking the link below.

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Red Roof Retreat

The Red Roof Retreat is a place to “reconnect with nature” at an “unforgettable escape in Kingsland, TX. Custom built by Bob’s Containers in 2021, the container cottage features a Queen sized day bed, kitchenette, TV, free WiFi, full bathroom, on-demand hot water, multiple outdoor sitting areas, a pavilion with dining area, and fire features. Enjoy a relaxing sunset over the Packsaddle mountains in the seasonal cowboy pool.

This build was one of our favorites because we knew making the property luxurious was a focus of the customer. We worked closely with them and delivered an amazing final product. Check it out for yourself!

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Desert Chic

Take some time out of your busy life and “experience this memorable tiny home that is anything but ordinary” in El Paso, TX. This unit may be tiny, but it has all the comfort you’ll need. The container home rental sleeps 2 with a private yard, WiFi, smart TV, kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, and all the necessities for a small meal. A full size futon sleeps two and the three-quarter bath has a single-stall shower, toilet, vanity, and built-in shelving for storage.

You’ll enjoy the splendid West Texas sunset in the residential area. Talk about high luxury in a small package!


We may be a little biased, but we believe container homes are the easiest and quickest way to establish passive income by entering the short term rental space. Schedule your meeting today!

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Fossil Knob Ridge

Your dream vacation awaits in Big Bend, TX at the Rainbow House at Fossil Knob Ridge. “In a land of endless mountain and desert vistas that is famed for ghost town ruins, rustic adobes, and Old West ranch homes”, you will surely find something to enjoy on your stay. Fossil Knob features a group of container homes pitched as  “ultra-modern vacation rentals” built from shipping containers. The Buena Suerte is built from a recycled 40 ft container and has a comfortable living area, dining area, bedroom, and kitchen.

The bedroom has a king-sized bed and is hooked up to the electric grid for reliable power. The units are fully air-conditioned and heated with modern appliances. Check them out today!

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Little Blu

Little Blu is a 20 ft high cube shipping container home for rent in Ingram, TX. Guests can get a taste of tiny home living while enjoying the hill country near the Guadalupe river. With private river frontage across the road, guests can enjoy peace and privacy along the river. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all available for guests.

The unit itself has a queen bed and pull-out single sleeper chair as well as a microwave, hot plate, coffee maker, all the kitchen essentials, and a fully featured three-quarter bath with tile shower.

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Hosted by Justin

This brand new container home sits 15 minutes from Fort Worth, TX and Texas Monthly’s #1 BBQ restaurant is 3 minutes from the front door. Placed on nearly 9 acres used for horseback riding lessons, guests will get the true Texas experience including cats, dogs, chickens, horses, and a wealth of local wildlife. There is also a fenced dog run for the furry friends in the party to enjoy.

The unit has a ton of natural light, a Queen bed, an adjustable desk, a two-burner stove, a microwave, a mini-split for heating and cooling, and an outdoor weber grill.


Our team of experts can educate you on the process to start short-term renting a unit, choose the most profitable units based on your expectations, and guide you through the rest of the process. Schedule your meeting and start the conversation today.

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The Paisley House

The Paisley House is a container home hosted by Erin in Kerrville, TX. This unique experience has a personal feel for guests to escape the noise of the world. This 20 ft luxury container home is perfect for couples, anniversaries, special occasions, or a last-minute getaway.

The unit has a comfortable queen sized bed, mini-fridge, microwave, and a small electrical stove for the optimal “mini glamping” experience.

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Cozy Orange Container

Get “super cozy” in this orange 20 ft shipping container home in Blanco, TX. The unit features all the creature comforts including A/C, heat, a daybed that pops into a king, a kitchenette with an induction flat-top burner, a compact fridge, and a microwave as well as a private bath with shower. The outdoor area features a firepit, dining table, and a swing that will have you reminiscing about your childhood.

The double sliding glass door opens the space up and allows more light to make the unit feel bigger. You will find all sorts of creative areas to store things, as space is limited in these 20 ft container homes.

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The Nocona is located on 32 secluded acres in Mason, TX. Guests are free to enjoy 450 square feet of dedicated, fenced-in space for their dog(s). The quiet nature, starlit skies, and hiking trails are sure to keep people coming as well as the historic attractions just 10 minutes down the road in Mason.

Every inch of the space is utilized for functionality and comfort. A large, luxurious living area features a kitchenette, couch and TV setup to stream, Keurig, snacks, and other creature comforts. The bedroom, separated by a beautiful three-quarter bath, has a queen-sized bed and custom shelving for storage.

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YeeHaw Container

The YeeHaw container is a 20 ft container located just 2 miles from Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. Perfect to visit the rodeo, enjoy a baseball or football game, or take in the variety of cultures found in one of the largest cities in the United States. Guests can enjoy their downtime with a BBQ grill, outdoor eating area, and stock tank to cool off from the brutal Texas heat.

This well-appointed 20 ft container home features a spacious living area, a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a three-quarter bath. Guests can stream their favorite shows or movies in the HDTV in the living room as well.

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