It all started with a conversation between the Schlabach brothers sitting in the garden of their parents’ house in Columbus, North Carolina. they knew it Convert old containers into a new home they’ll rent on Airbnb, Luckily, they were able to contact a company that had these tanks pre-cleaned and painted with window trim.
Each measures approximately 30 square meters and First buy of 2020 for $7,200however the second cost more expensive, US$10,000, as he requested a greater number of cutouts in the windows.
the next step was Furnish them with modern interiors, rain showers and jacuzzis, Its first container now rents for $250 per night, while the recently opened second container has a 40-foot-long covered deck and costs $315 per night. The complex is named after “The Green Creek Shipyard”.
The two older brothers run a short-term rental company, BnB Breeze, which manages 75 properties, while the younger brother invests and works on individual projects. Even then, From time to time they work on joint ideas, as was the case with containers.
Every member of the family is involved in the process of renting out houses. The eldest is the visionary, the sister is in charge of the details and the youngest the establishment. mother joins inBecause it takes care of keeping everything in order in the two containers between guest and guest.
To rent them out on Airbnb, the brothers adapted their projects to the platform’s rules and added egress windows, emergency exits and railings for elevated areas.
have a place to stay Designed to feel like part of a secluded retreat. The first features a hot tub and a glass garage door that allows for fluidity in and out of the home, as well as being accessed via a spiral staircase. The newly opened second container has a small pond with swings for relaxing in the evenings, and a waterfall under the house.
In-spite of this generated $10,000 in the last monthFinancing this type of housing can be difficult, as containers are often not considered “rentable” due to prejudice.
more installation Furniture and decorations for the first container cost US$85,000 and another, US$120,000. The brothers used their personal savings and income from other short-term rentals to finance the first container, and then used the proceeds from the first container to finance the second.
Although the space is relatively small, the brothers managed to make the most of it. In a container, it was possible to install a King size bed that takes up almost the entire bedroom while still being comfortable, Other advantages to not having to equip an entire house were spending the investment on top products, such as a table with a built-in chopping board or a flat-panel TV that hangs against the wall. Each container has a capacity of four people, although the typical occupancy is two.
Many guests are couples who are traveling for a special occasion and want to escape from the noise of the city to a quiet place, as downtown Columbus is Known for its hiking trails and wineries.