Our Story

Jim and Heather O’Connor are the owners of Seven Half Diamond Ranch in Merritt, BC. With a background in construction and the need for additional accommodation for their hospitality business, the O’Connor family decided to do something creative that would provide a unique experience for guests. 

Big Steel Cabin is a cost effective way to provide secure accommodations to recreational properties and development sites. If you are in the process of building your dream home and would like to enjoy your property in the meantime, our unique designs offer the perfect solution.

Relax in comfort with the assurance that your Big Steel Cabin will remain sealed and protected from the elements, even when sitting vacant.

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A display of ingenuity at its finest, the O’Connors took a cold, 40-foot shipping container and transformed it into a warm cabin with a rustic flair that blends perfectly into the ranch environment. 

Our cabins are secure, efficient, portable and comfortable and can be customized to suit your individual needs and aesthetic tastes. These units have the ability to come come fully equipped and ready for electrical, septic and water hookups. Basic cabins come insulated with energy efficient windows, pine cabinetry, granite countertops, custom bunk beds and fir walls and floors. 

The benefits of repurposing

Why Shipping containers?

When the steel cabin project won a Gold Tommie Award through the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA Central Okanagan) for its creative style and out-of-the-box design, the O’Connors realized they were on to something. Big Steel Cabin has been born to service clients in need of an innovative accommodation solution.