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California house made of previously used SHIPPING CONTAINERS and doors that were found abandoned lists for $1.8M

A house with an entire floor made of shipping containers and other scavenged materials throughout the home is on sale for $1.78 million.

The 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house in the Lantern District of Dana Point, Orange County, was built in 2019 on the site of an old house.

Max Auerswald bought the property for $486,500 in June 2015 with his wife, Talee, and later demolished the 500-square foot, single-story house.

The new house is secured with earthquake-resistant caissons dug 15ft into the ground and has a bottom floor made of stone and concrete.

Two 40ft containers and two 20ft shipping containers were dropped on top to create the second level, along with a small balcony lined with potted trees.

This 1,600-square-foot home boasts two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Built in 2019, the Orange County house was made from repurposed shipping containers and was listed on the market by Bullock Russell Real Estate Services on February 8. The home is located in the Lantern District of Dana Point, California. House hunters can buy this home now for a whopping $1.78 million.

The home was bought by Max Auerswald and his wife for $486,500 in June 2015. The house was only a 500-square foot single story property before the Auerswalds demolished it. The couple opted to add two 40ft containers and two 20ft shipping containers to create the house’s second story

The home was bought by Max Auerswald and his wife for $486,500 in June 2015. The house was only a 500-square foot single story property before the Auerswalds demolished it. The couple opted to add two 40ft containers and two 20ft shipping containers to create the house’s second story

The spacious living room appears to be an area that is great for quiet nights at home and large events with friends or family. It is also one of the many rooms that feature reclaimed or rejected building materials. The small windows may not provide as much natural light as some home buyers may like

The spacious living room appears to be an area that is great for quiet nights at home and large events with friends or family. It is also one of the many rooms that feature reclaimed or rejected building materials. The small windows may not provide as much natural light as some home buyers may like

Although the windows near the sectional couch are small, the room is extremely close to one of two patios that were built during the recent construction. Several doors now used in the home were found abandoned by Auerswald

Although the windows near the sectional couch are small, the room is extremely close to one of two patios that were built during the recent construction. Several doors now used in the home were found abandoned by Auerswald

The kitchen includes beautiful stone walls. The walls featured in the room seemingly gave the house its nickname: ‘House of Pebbles’

The kitchen includes beautiful stone walls. The walls featured in the room seemingly gave the house its nickname: ‘House of Pebbles’

The kitchen has quartz countertops and a pass through flip out window with a slab of Italian travertine for passing food and drinks to guests outside. Out that window, and a La Cantina steel bifold door nearby, is a bison pedestal deck made of Brazilian hardwood, next to a private garden with an outdoor shower

The kitchen has quartz countertops and a pass through flip out window with a slab of Italian travertine for passing food and drinks to guests outside. Out that window, and a La Cantina steel bifold door nearby, is a bison pedestal deck made of Brazilian hardwood, next to a private garden with an outdoor shower

The area is also home to smart technology and air conditioning. Like all other rooms in the house, the kitchen is earthquake-resistant

The area is also home to smart technology and air conditioning. Like all other rooms in the house, the kitchen is earthquake-resistant 

The kitchen also features white, custom-built cabinets and is close to the beautiful stairway to the home's small deck

The kitchen also features white, custom-built cabinets and is close to the beautiful stairway to the home’s small deck

The used containers cost about $1,800 each, far less than a new one, which Auerswald said could go for up to $5,000.

Many of the other materials used in the house are reclaimed, or made of rejected building materials, such as little pieces of stone that didn’t fit properly in building projects of family and friends who work in construction. 

Behind a huge soundproof automatic sliding door salvaged from a barn in Idaho is a single garage and artist’s studio, with a hidden pedestrian door cut into it.

Other abandoned doors he found were used on the bathroom and bedrooms and the mailbox was bought at a local vintage market.

Much of the flooring is reclaimed French limestone and many of the wooden beams are also recycled.

One of the bathrooms with a freestanding bathtub is located right near the living room and primary bedroom. It's long-width mirror makes it easier for two people to get ready in the morning, despite there being only one sink

One of the bathrooms with a freestanding bathtub is located right near the living room and primary bedroom. It’s long-width mirror makes it easier for two people to get ready in the morning, despite there being only one sink

Both of the bedrooms that are featured in the property contain beautiful wood floors

Both of the bedrooms that are featured in the property contain beautiful wood floors

The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and there is also a back balcony with a corrugated roof overlooking the neighborhood.  It provides great natural light to a cozy bedroom that's connected to the living room

The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and there is also a back balcony with a corrugated roof overlooking the neighborhood.  It provides great natural light to a cozy bedroom that’s connected to the living room

These stairs lead up to the second floor's massive living room

These stairs lead up to the second floor’s massive living room

The lower deck features an outdoor shower that's connected to the home

The lower deck features an outdoor shower that’s connected to the home  

The outdoor deck is also close to the garage that is made out of reclaimed wood from an Idaho barn. The garage also doubles as an art studio and features a built-in bed

The outdoor deck is also close to the garage that is made out of reclaimed wood from an Idaho barn. The garage also doubles as an art studio and features a built-in bed

The second floor balcony overlooks the neighborhood, while the trees that line the edge of the property offer privacy

The second floor balcony overlooks the neighborhood, while the trees that line the edge of the property offer privacy

The kitchen has quartz countertops and a pass through flip out window with a slab of Italian travertine for passing food and drinks to guests outside.

Out that window, and a La Cantina steel bifold door nearby, is a bison pedestal deck made of Brazilian hardwood, next to a private garden with an outdoor shower.

The downstairs level has a large dining room and laundry, with a staircase up to the second floor where there is a massive living room. 

The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and there is also a back balcony with a corrugated roof overlooks the neighborhood.

The house is fitted out with a low-voltage Lutron lighting system, Nest thermostat, 500-amp panel, and new air-conditioning.

An open house will be held on Saturday.

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