Three brothers have turned a shipping container into two airbnbswho are creating havoc in your area.
Landon, 31, Heather, 28, and Reece Schlabach, 27, came up with the idea on the front porch of their parents’ home in North Carolina, a town known for its hiking trails and wineries.
Landon and Heather run a vacation rental company that they manage 75 properties, including beach houses in Florida, cabins in Pennsylvania, and a converted barn in Tennessee. Reece invests with his older brothers and works on individual projects.
The brothers own 8 of the 75 properties, including two shipping container gateways, which they have named The Green Creek Shipyard,
Landon used a Google search to find the containers, which are now equipped with modern interiors and hot tub. Its first container now rents for $250 a night, while its second, which just opened in October and is 40 feet tall, costs $315 a night.
Contributing to this is the fact that Airbnb has taken turns highlighting the most special rentals this year. The company redesigned its website in May so that “one of a kind” remained on the front page and even created a $10 million grant for people with plans to build a “wacky” home.
For the Schlabachs, it’s a family affair: Landon is the visionary, Heather is detail-oriented, and Reece is in charge of facilities. Even mom participates, as she is in charge of cleaning 2 containers. Heather explains how containers went from idea to reality.
They googled containers and got them ready
It all started with a Google search. Landon was able to locate a South Carolina company that sells shipping containers that are cleaned and painted with window trim.
He bought his first shipping container in 2020 for $7,200. Second, bought in 2021, cost $10,000 Because he asked for more window trim.
The brothers, then, adapted the containers to regulations, added a smoke outlet, fitted suitable plugs, and built railings for elevated areas. They were placed on property that Rees already owned.
Each container measures approx 30 square meters, and is designed to look like a secluded shelter. The first container has a hydromassage bathtub and a glass door so that there is fluidity between interior and exterior.
The other container, recently opened, has a small pond and waterfall below the house, with a hammock for relaxing in the afternoon.
Overall, assembly, which included the purchase of furniture and decorations, cost $85,000 for the first container and $120,000 for the second, which has a heavy cover.
Heather also warns that financing This can be difficult for non-traditional households in terms of loans.
The brothers used their personal savings and income from other vacation rentals to finance the first container, and then used the first container to finance the second.
business Insider You look at the total nights booked and the average daily rate for both to calculate revenue for October. First container booked for 27 nights at $265/night, and second booked for 12 nights at $304/night, estimated more than $10,000 in income,
Take advantage of less space to do something intimate
Rather than seeing the small space as a challenge, Schlabach says, they held on to strict parameters. one bed in one container big size Which almost makes the entire bedroom intended to be cozy rather than claustrophobic.
“The whole bedroom is practically a bed, which would be quite strange in a normal home.” Since they weren’t outfitting an entire home, they were able to choose top-of-the-line finishes, such as a table top with a built-in butcher board or a Samsung frame TV that hangs on the wall .
each container has 4 people capacity, but the typical occupancy is 2, Schlabach says. “Many couples come, it’s usually a special trip and they want to go away,” he explains.
For now, there are no plans for a third container, although Schlabach says it’s not out of the question. “I have no doubt that the three of us will continue to work together,” he concluded.