Fossil Knob Ridge Main House

Modern Vacation Rental Home


Ultra Modern Shipping Container Home


Window Walls with Amazing Views


Overlooking Terlingua Ghost Town


Spacious Porches 

Central Heat and Air


Excellent Chisos Views


Sleeps Up to Four


King Bed, Queen Sofa Bed


Fossil Knob Ridge One

is a newly built rental

Book your reservation while dates are still available and before the prices go up.

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 40/20 (Forty Twenty) is an ultra-modern home built from two recycled shipping containers, one forty feet long and one twenty feet long. They are joined together at a 90° angle around a large, shaded patio. The forty contains the living room, dining area, and kitchen. The twenty contains the bathroom and bedroom. Modern design, styling, and art are featured inside and out. Please view the photos for the best description.


The 40/20 sleeps two to four guests. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and the living room has a queen-sized fold out sofa. If you have a larger group, or simply want more space, we recommend also booking the 20/0 (Twenty Ought). It is built from a single twenty-foot container. It is close by but faces away from the 40/20. Both rentals have privacy and their own unique views. The 20/0 sleep up to three. Check out the 20/0 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 or walk 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.

Big Bend Vacation Rentals, LLC

P.O. Box 463, Terlingua Texas, 79852

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