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.
1. The portable bachelor pad
Designed by Bonnifait + Glesen, this super dope container house was designed to go where ever you need to be.
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.
3. The urban container
City life never looked cooler than in this shipping container turned residence.
4. The clean and simple home Stacked shipping containers created this super modern home.
5. The African dwelling
You’re looking at a discarded shipping container turned gas station in Uganda — talk about innovative.
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…
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.
8. The ultra-modern container house
James and Mau Architecture have done it again with another super trendy container house.
9. The simple forest studio
A studio never looked cooler thanks to Maziar Behrooz Architecture.
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.
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.
12. The lake house
Cove Park by Edo Architecture takes the standard lake house to a whole new level.
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.
14. The container home office space
I’d work a lot more at home if this is what my home office looked like.
15. The eco-friendly sanctuary
CG Architects went above and beyond with this eco-friendly container house.
16. The Lego house
These maritime shipping containers were turned into what look like colorful lego blocks by Brazilian Architect Marcio Kogan.
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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