Book your vacation at the ultimate modern vacation rentals in the rugged outback of the Big Bend region. In a land of endless mountain and desert vistas that is famed for ghost town ruins, rustic adobes, and Old West ranch homes, the Fossil Knob Ridge vacation rentals offer a unique contrast. The ultra-modern vacation rentals at Fossil Knob Ridge are contemporary homes built from recycled shipping containers. Yes, you read that right. These vacation rental homes are constructed from big metal boxes that were originally used for transporting cargo across the globe on trains and ocean freighters. The owner purchased them from a shipping company and converted them into contemporary and stylish living spaces. Don’t worry though, they are far more than just metal boxes with some furniture. Indeed, these homes offer the most neoteric lodging in the Terlingua area.
Fossil Knob Ridge 20/0 (Twenty Ought) is an ultra-modern home built from a twenty-foot recycled shipping container. In keeping with the popular “Tiny Home” movement, the 20/0 has an extremely efficient and space saving design while preserving a surprisingly spacious feel. It includes a sleeping area with a twin over full bunk bed, a living and dining area, kitchenette, and full bathroom. The shaded patio overs additional living space for your comfort and enjoyment. Modern design, styling, and art are featured inside and out. Please view the photos for the best description.
The 20/0 sleeps up to three guests. The sleeping area has a bunk bed with a twin on the top and a full on the bottom. The full-sized bed folds up and doubles as a comfortable sofa. If you have a larger group, or simply want more space, we recommend also booking the 40/20 (Forty Twenty). It is built from two shipping containers, one forty-foot and one twenty-foot. It is close by but faces away from the 20/0. Both rentals have privacy and their own unique views. The 40/20 sleep up to three. Check out the 40/20 listing for more info on that home. You are welcome to rent either home or both. If you rent both, we will apply a 10% discount to the nightly lodging rate on both units.
Both of the Fossil Knob Ridge Rentals are on the electric grid for reliable and ample electric power. Both are fully air-conditioned and heated and have modern electric appliances. Potable water is trucked in and stored in holding tanks for your use. There is plenty of water available but trucking it in is expensive. We ask that you conserve it, but not so much as to compromise your comfort.
Located just one mile northwest of the world famous Terlingua Ghost Town and twenty miles northwest of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Fossil Knob Ridge overlooks the Ghost Town and has breathtaking mountain views, including the Chisos Mountains and into Mexico.
Relax inside the 40/20 or on the shaded patio. Explore the fossil strewn 20 acre property. Drive into the Ghost Town to explore the historic ruins, dine, drink, enjoy live music, or hang out with local and travelers from around the globe. If you play an instrument or sing, join in on an impromptu jam, session on the porch of the old trading post. Drive into Big Bend Nation Park or Big Bend Ranch State park for endless outdoor adventures. Book a river trip, jeep tour, horseback ride, mountain bike rental, guided hike, or guided hunt. Enjoy a controlled campfire. Marvel at the night skies. Watch the stunning sunrises and sunsets. Do as much or as little as you like. Then, come back again and do even more or less.