In Southern California, architect Chris Bittner of OBR Architecture collaborated with his clients to create a compact dwelling that combines their fascination with shipping containers and love of the outdoors.
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The architects and residents of these five homes had the challenge of creating a champagne house on a beer budget. By getting creative with financing, searching for contractors who were willing to experiment, and shopping wisely, they accomplished the feat elegantly.