26. Container Home Case Study: From Start to Set Day

In this episode Leslie, Breck, and Claire sit down with Grant and discuss everything that went into taking the Mariposa House from a vision to a reality. In this open and honest conversation, Grant gives key insight into what the process was like for a first time builder and how important financing is to moving a project along. Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn from us in this episode:

  • Case study of the Mariposa House.

  • The process of designing and building a custom home.

  • Project setbacks, hiccups, and delays.

  • The importance of finding the right bank.

  • Advice and insight for first time builders.

“Banks are like therapists, they might be good but they are not the one for you."

- Breck Crandell (Director of Design, TSI)

  • 0:30 - Introduction into Episode 26 and our client Grant.

  • 5:10 - What led Grant to reaching out to Three Squared, Inc.

  • 9:19 - What makes the Mariposa House unique.

  • 11:30 - How the pandemic changed the timeline of the project.

  • 14:35 - The challenges of zoning setbacks.

  • 16:07 - The hard truth of delays and hiccups during the building process.

  • 18:37 - Why finding the right bank for your project is critical.

  • 21:01 - A common project challenge that the Mariposa House quickly overcame.

  • 22:42 - Where do clients live when their projects are being constructed?

  • 25:40 - Words of advice for first time builders from a first time builder.

  • 30:54 - Cost estimate to build a custom home like the Mariposa House.

  • 33:17 - Insight on radiant in-floor heating.

  • 34:40 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 26.


Be sure to head over to our Instagram to check out photos and videos from the Mariposa House set, and stay tuned for content when the project is officially completed.


If you're ready to move forward with your project contact us here so we can put you in touch with the right member of our team.