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Could THIS Side Hustle be YOUR Next Alternative Stream of Income?

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Considering a side hustle might not be new to you. But, given the level of uncertainty so many people are experiencing at this unprecedented time in history, earning some extra income may be more top of mind for you than ever. If there ever was a time to make a decision and take the leap toward opportunity, the time is now! 

I work with many entrepreneurial-minded types who are ready to start gaining more financial freedom by creating an alternative stream of income. So it’s no surprise to me that my specialty directly relates to what was listed by The Ways to Wealth as one of the top 30 best side hustle ideas of the year. 

Drum roll please…it’s becoming a host on Airbnb

In particular, a customized shipping container Airbnb rental could be the perfect side hustle for you. 

Just imagine the possibility:

  • It’s small enough to fit on your property as an accessory dwelling;
  • It’s completely separate so you can rent it out while still maintaining your privacy; 
  • It can be customized to be completely unique to suit your property, style, and goals;
  • It’s a pretty simple solution as far as new builds go;
  • It is an affordable option that can serve as a source of income now, yet flexible enough to change function over time if your goals change; 
  • It’s a sustainable solution without having to sacrifice luxury;
  • It can be built relatively quickly (about 90 days) so it’s ready for the next rental season (because yes, we WILL be able to travel freely again!). 

A customized container home Airbnb really can be a practical option for a side hustle if you want to make the most of your existing property (and maybe even add a mortgage helper!).

Curious to find out more about a potential container Airbnb rental as YOUR next side hustle? If you’re in Texas, put Kountry Containers on your radar (although we can deliver nationwide too)! 


In the meantime, check out our container home floor plans and start dreaming about what your new Airbnb side hustle could look like! Trust us to help you turn your creative and entrepreneurial ideas into reality!

Shipping Container Airbnb: From Patch of Grass to Cash

If you’ve got an empty patch of grass on your property that doesn’t serve much of a purpose, think of it as prime real estate that could start generating you cash. Keep it simple yet separate from your own home. Start a shipping container Airbnb.

Our client Wendy made that exact decision when she hired us to customize a shipping container for her property in Austin, Texas. From those humble steel beginnings, happy guests now find a quiet retreat at the East Austin Atomic Ranch Shipping Container Airbnb. And now Wendy is generating cash from what was once an empty space collecting weeds.

Starting with a basic steel shipping container, we can help you create whatever layout and style you can dream up. For Wendy, we created a custom shipping container with an open floor plan, modern rustic vibe, and a bit of spunk. 

This was accomplished with:

  • Clean lines,
  • Delta wood walls,
  • A minimalist kitchen,
  • Walk-in shower with rain shower head,
  • Custom tile work,
  • And a dash of turquoise paint on the exterior to welcome guests in.

To accommodate up to four guests, we built the Atomic Ranch Shipping Container Airbnb to include a main living area plus a loft. 

And if you’ve ever worried that a shipping container might feel dark and cave-like inside, just take a look at the amazing natural light that the strategically placed doors and windows bring in. The end result is gorgeous indoor-outdoor living that creates a spacious and natural feel.

What do guests have to say about staying in this shipping container Airbnb? 

Unique. Stylish. Cool experience. 

As one guest put it, “Tiny living at its best…The container house itself is small but never really felt that way. The design is thoughtful and once inside you have everything you could possibly need.” When we transform shipping containers into rental properties for our clients, we always keep the guest experience in mind. 

Imagine what YOU could do with some extra cash showing up in your bank account every week!


Do you want to be like Wendy and start your own shipping container Airbnb? We would be happy to share our expertise and guide you step-by-step through the process. Contact Kountry Containers today to book your free consultation. Let’s turn your patch of grass into a money maker!