Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shipping Container Building Type Mike McConkey, a superintendent for a general contractor, tasked Chris Bittner of OBR Architecture with designing an environmentally sensitive home for he and his wife in San Diego County. Utilizing three shipping containers and a bevy of cost-effective appliances, they managed to limit the budget to $160,000.  Photo 3 of 10 in 9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers from Modern Homes In and Around San Diego