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17 Ingenious Houses Made from Shipping Containers

17 Ingenious Houses Made from Shipping Containers: Photo via Flickr

Photo via Flickr

The tiny house movement is alive and strong, especially when they are mobile, but converting giant shipping containers into functional homes has become another rising architecture trend. Besides the fact that repurposing materials is eco-friendly and pretty resourceful, they actually turn out to look pretty badass. And unsurprisingly, they are also cost a fraction of the cost compared to building your dream pad from scratch.

Here’s 17 incredibly cool shipping container houses we have our eye on.


Photo via [Atelier Workshop](http://www.atelierworkshop.com/port-a-bach#_)

Photo via Atelier Workshop

1. The portable bachelor pad
Designed by Bonnifait + Glesen, this super dope container house was designed to go where ever you need to be.


Photo via [Poteet Architects](http://www.atelierworkshop.com/port-a-bach#_)

Photo via Poteet Architects

2. The badass guest house
Any container house that comes with its own garden on the roof is pretty sweet incredible. Props to Jim Poteet for designing this one-of-a-kind home.
Photo via [Inhabitat](https://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/albums)

Photo via Inhabitat

3. The urban container
City life never looked cooler than in this shipping container turned residence.
Photo via [Maria Jose Trejos Architects](http://www.mariajosetrejos.com/proyectos)

Photo via Maria Jose Trejos Architects

4. The clean and simple home Stacked shipping containers created this super modern home.
Photo via [Tart Pastry](http://tart-pastry.tumblr.com/post/17971786945/a-gas-station-in-once-war-ravaged-uganda-made)

Photo via Tart Pastry

5. The African dwelling
You’re looking at a discarded shipping container turned gas station in Uganda — talk about innovative.
Photo via [Design Boom](http://www.designboom.com/architecture/adam-kalkin-kalkin-house/)

Photo via Design Boom

6. The house that is both indoors and outdoors
Because who likes making hard decisions like that? If only architet Adam Kalkin would create a house for me…
Photo via [James and Mau Architecture](http://www.jamesandmau.com/es/#/proyectos)

Photo via James and Mau Architecture

7. The blue residence
Designed by James and Mau Architecture, shipping containers are turned into badass building materials. And if blue is your favorite color, you’re in luck.
Photo via [James and Mau Architecture](http://www.jamesandmau.com/en/#/inicio)

Photo via James and Mau Architecture

8. The ultra-modern container house
James and Mau Architecture have done it again with another super trendy container house.
Photo via [Maziar Behrooz Architecture](http://www.mbarchitecture.com/)

Photo via Maziar Behrooz Architecture

9. The simple forest studio
A studio never looked cooler thanks to Maziar Behrooz Architecture.
Photo via [Inhabitat](http://inhabitat.com/coromandel-bach-is-a-protected-timber-beach-house-in-new-zealand/)

Photo via Inhabitat

10. The insane beach house with a view
Did I mention this container house is also in New Zealand? Crosson, Clark and Carnachan Architects designed this home out of a timber container.
Photo via [Eco Tech Design](http://ecotechdesign.com/feut_proj/high-rise-bridge)

Photo via Eco Tech Design

11. The desert getaway
Head out to Joshua Tree in the hot desert of SoCal to see this modern shipping container turned house, designed by Eco Tech Design.
Photo via [Digital Trends](http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/fifteen-amazing-shipping-container-homes/4/)

Photo via Digital Trends

12. The lake house
Cove Park by Edo Architecture takes the standard lake house to a whole new level.
Photo via [Tom Ecek Studio](http://tomecekstudio.com/work/dwellings/shipping-container-house/)

Photo via Tom Ecek Studio

13. The Colorado hot spot
One of the first shipping container homes built in the state, this home designed by Tomececk Studio defines Colorado cool.
Photo via [Interiorholic.com](http://www.interiorholic.com/architecture/10-amazing-shipping-container-architectural-structures/)

Photo via Interiorholic.com

14. The container home office space
I’d work a lot more at home if this is what my home office looked like.


Photo via [CG Architects](http://www.cgarchitectes.fr/)

Photo via CG Architects

15. The eco-friendly sanctuary
CG Architects went above and beyond with this eco-friendly container house.
Photo via [Homedit](http://www.homedit.com/22-most-beautiful-houses-made-from-shipping-containers/)

Photo via Homedit

16. The Lego house
These maritime shipping containers were turned into what look like colorful lego blocks by Brazilian Architect Marcio Kogan.
Photo via [Metworks Shop](http://netmet.jp/works/office/sugorokuoffice.html)

Photo via Metworks Shop

17. The office space
This office space in Japan is insanely cool. As for people staring at me through a giant glass window while I work, I’m not entirely into that.

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