Shipping Container Homes

I’ve seen some cool design recently, but I’m most astounded when designers can put together something functional and beautiful, with little resources. Using shipping containers, several architects have created some of the most interesting and modern homes. I’m actually considering doing something like this in the future, once I can get some land. My personal favorite is the design by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Would you live in one of these?

Bold combinations of colors and materials make from this structure a fine place to hang out looking permanently to the surrounding landscape. This unique residence idea and design belongs to Poteet Architects and you should know that this is not their only project involving shipping containers.


New Jersey architect Adam Kalkin designed and build his own house from recycled shipping containers. Among many reasons to do that there is price(a used one costs under $1000) and durability.


Another impressive project belongs to Brazilian Architect Marcio Kogan. This maritime shipping containers home was born with the idea of making use of industrial elements that can be easily assembled and also in a very short period of time.


French architect Patrick Partouche designed in 2010 a place that although is build from cargo containers tends to imitate a traditional house. This contemporary house has approximately 2,240 square feet and cost around 221.000 euros to complete.


Benjamin Garcia Saxe has built with $40,000 an interesting place to live in Costa Rica. This project concentrates more on a communion with nature than actually building. This house is very chic and modern but it only takes a small amount of materials and space to function.


Clément Gillet Architects build an eco-friendly prefabricated single prefabricated residence. The main ingredient to this successful recipe were some old shipping containers.


See more awesome shipping container homes here.

4 thoughts on “Shipping Container Homes

    • Dude… I need to get some land and ship one of these bad boys out there. I’m seriously considering it for the future.

    • Thanks for the link. I’m curious, how much does it cost for one of those homes, total (including the cost of interior design, etc). I’m assuming the overall price can’t be that cheap.

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