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Inside St. Louis' First Home Built From Shipping Containers With Owners Travis And Gina Sheridan

Gina Sheridan stands in the living area of her household's brand-new, shipping-container-built home.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio
Gina Sheridan stands in the living area of her household's brand-new, shipping-container-built home.
Gina (at left) and Travis Sheridan joined Wednesday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

After many months of planning and construction, the owners of a unique project in north St. Louis are now calling the completed space home. Gina and Travis Sheridan moved into their house, which is made out of nine steel shipping containers and located in the Old North neighborhood, several weeks ago.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, the Sheridans joined guest host Ruth Ezell to discuss what went into the effort and share what they’re enjoying most about their distinctive new abode.

In addition, St. Louis Public Radio's David Kovaluk stopped by the container house earlier in the day for some photos. Listen to the conversation and get a visual tour of the place below:

Nine separate shipping containers come together to form the Sheridans' unique new home.

Nine separate shipping containers come together to form the Sheridans' new home in St. Louis' Old North neighborhood.

Art and cats, including Surely Pancake here, both play key roles within the space.

Art and cats both play key roles within the space.

This bathroom makes the most of the shipping containers' rippled steel structure.

This bathroom makes the most of the shipping containers' rippled steel structure.

While the shipping containers are individually rather long and narrow, the home itself has a very open-floor-plan feel.

While the shipping containers are individually rather long and narrow, the home itself has a very open-floor-plan feel.

This bed certainly looks like it's floating.

That bed certainly looks like it's floating.

And on top of everything else, the Sheridans now live less than 200 feet from Crown Candy in north St. Louis.

And on top of everything else, the Sheridans now live less than 200 feet from Crown Candy in north St. Louis.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. “St. Louis on the Air” producers Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

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