We are people trying to save the world by offering homes made from up-cycled shipping containers.


We create homes that are appropriate to the current times and circumstances.

We design residential homes that include modern amenities with net zero energy options and range in size from 320-900 square feet. We also construct multifamily dwellings designed as an alternative to homeownership, while building better communities along the way.


We stand for people, communities, and our environment.

Making a positive impact in people’s lives and for the earth.

We believe in living simply and supporting your success in life.

Our mission is to give relevant options for those seeking a new way of living.  We want to provide for home-ownership, incorporating a smaller footprint in a durable shell, that provides relevance in our current time, period and circumstances.


It happened after an arsonist burned down their pole barn

After seeing $45,000 and a month of hard work disintegrate to ash

it dawned on Carl that this would not have happened if the building were made of metal. The idea of shipping containers as homes immediately entered his mind.

Carl sees the enormous potential for this untapped resource to provide more affordable housing options; something we believe that our society needs.

Every year, thousands of shipping containers are never returned overseas and are just sitting in U.S. ports and shipping yards. They are the perfect solution for affordable and sustainable living.

Through Relevant Building Company, Carl strives to promote a simpler lifestyle and a new culture of home purchases that ultimately gives people better options for living with a reduced impact on our planet.

Carl, a developer, excavation contractor and entrepreneur, has been restoring old commercial buildings for the last decade. For much of his career, he’s been on a mission to find a smarter way to build homes. Largely inspired by an artist’s home and studio designed by owner Julio Garcia and also by a student housing project built of shipping containers in Amsterdam, Coffman began creating his ideas around smaller, single-family houses and multi-family urban living options. Today, Relevant Building Company is founded to make these options viable by building them to UBC code and at a scale to make them more affordable than ever.