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While they may be durable and budget-friendly, shipping containers aren’t usually considered the most elegant of building materials. But where others might have seen a metal box, one couple saw the bones of a truly unique residence. Undertaking almost all of the work themselves, first-time homebuilders Zack and Brie Smithey triumphed against the odds to create a metal masterpiece of a home where they could live mortgage-free. Click or scroll on to discover their remarkable journey.