7 Amazing Shipping Container Homes

7 Amazing Shipping Container Homes

When it comes to versatility nothing can compare to shipping containers. We’ve seen shipping container homes popping up everywhere in the world and we want more!

Converting shipping containers into living areas is becoming more and more popular and with good reason. This option helps the environment by giving these structures a new use and therefore reducing the surplus of shipping containers that just sit about unused. Steel containers are a practical and affordable option for every budget. They are built to resist the violent weather at sea so they can be used almost everywhere and they are also fireproof.

The industrial appereance of the steel combined with the usual items found in a home create modern and unique contrast that we love.

From modest house extensions to luxury homes, the possibilities of container housing are infinite. These are some of our favourites:


1) Shipping Container Guest House

Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Architects: Poteet Architects

Project Year: 2010

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2) Containers of Hope

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Project Year: 2011

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3) Keetwonen Student Housing

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Architects: Tempohousing

Project Year: 2006

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4) Container Skyscraper

Location: Dharavi, Mumbai, India

Architects: GA Design Consultants

Project Year: 2015

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5) The Savannah Project

Location:  Savannah, Georgia, USA

Architects: Julio Garcia, Price Street Projects

Project Year: 2012-2013



6) Livingston Manor

Location: New York, USA

Architects: Tim Steele Design

Project Year: 2006

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7) Four-cornered Villa

Location: Virrat, Finland

Architects: Avanto Architects

Project Year: 2010

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