When it came time to build a new home, Matt Mooney and his partner Barbara, opted to construct it using shipping containers. Matt drew up all the designs himself, since he is an architect at one of the major architectural firms in Dallas, TX. The home is located in the Old Lake Highlands area and has awesome views of the White Rock Lake. The home is known as the PV2014 house and is a great example of shipping container architecture done right.


The home is somewhat of a hybrid between normal construction and cargotecture, seeing as the ground floor is build more traditionally, while the upper story is made using fourteen standard sized shipping containers. The finished two-story home, will also feature a small penthouse with access via a roof deck. The total area of the home is 3,700 square feet, and the home will have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a spacious living and dining area and kitchen. All of the primary living areas are housed in the shipping container part of the home, with storage and garage located on the lower level.


second level plan