Beat the Crashing Housing Market With a $50K Coho 320 Container Home and Avoid Headaches

One of the hottest industries at the moment is mobile and prefabricated living. With the ability to offer you complete and sometimes mobile solutions you can call home for prices unheard of in the housing market, it's really no wonder. Let's take the Coho 320 as the perfect example of what this industry has to offer.
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Photo: Stackhouse Container Homes
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Folks, the Coho 320 is a container habitat designed and built by none other than Stackhouse Container Homes, a team born and raised in Texas with over 20 years of experience led by Zach Hargraves. Beyond the background, this crew brings another aspect that yields attractive results, they produce relatively affordable habitats, despite their size. One of their models is a two-story building with multiple rooms and even a rooftop patio.

As for the Coho 320, this is the most affordable option from the Coho group (three units are available). How affordable? Well, complete homes start off at no more than $50,000 (€48,000 at current exchange rates). That's just a fraction of the price of a traditional home. Aside from the fact that it's built using containers, nothing separates the 320 from your typical landlocked dwelling, and that makes it all the more appealing.

Now, after I discovered Stackhouse and the 320, I decided to dive deeper to see just what we can possess for a mere $50K. To help you understand things as I did, I'd like to invite you on a little journey of living out of a 320 on some mountain ridge or beach somewhere.

Coho 320
Photo: Stackhouse Container Homes
Your day will typically start at one end of the habitat in a bedroom with space for a double bed and a large dresser for clothing and other knick-knacks. Best of all, if you feel like letting some fresh air into the room, just open the patio door and smell the new day. From here, you can choose to take a dive in the local lake or ocean or stay indoors and head to the bathroom for morning duties.

By now, you're probably hungry, so go to the opposite side of the 320. It's here that you'll find all the necessary utilities and machinery to carry out simple tasks like making coffee or tea to more difficult ventures like whipping up a three-course meal and even laundry. A large countertop allows you to unfurl your cooking skills while part of the counter is devoted to dining.

After you've eaten your meals, you can simply lean back and fall onto the living room couch; sit there watching the world outside through large floor-to-ceiling windows. Maybe you want to access the patio from here too. Go ahead, step outside and start the day's activities. Perhaps you've set up a firepit, or you have a few hammocks laying around; e-bikes, anyone?

Coho 320 Interior
Photo: Stackhouse Container Homes
Oh, you're at the seaside, you say? Well then, why not bring along a few kayaks and surfboards and have the fun you've been waiting for all winter. Come to think of it, one of the beauties of low-budget habitats such as these is that you can simply own a couple of them and transition between them depending on the season.

With $100K, no, $120K (interior design and all that), you could easily integrate two 320s into your lifestyle, one at the beach and one in the mountains; never again worry about where you're going to stay if you travel on vacation. This way, your entire life is just one big vacation. Just something to consider if you're looking to ditch the classic neighborhoods we grew up in.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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