These rusty shipping containers look abandoned, but look inside and… WOW, I just can’t believe it!

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I thought that the only use of shipping containers was the transport of goods by sea and train, but I couldn’t be more wrong.
There are a number of spectacular houses made from shipping containers all around the world, with incredibly detailed interiors and huge glass windows that make these cozy spaces amazingly bright.

Are you still thinking that you wouldn’t live in a shipping container? I guess you will change your mind before the end of the article.

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1. This modern and elegant home in Redondo Beach. Can you believe it’s made from shipping containers?

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It even has a pool!

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What makes this home even more special is the living room’s glass wall, that can be entirely opened.

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2. This home in Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by nature (by Price Street Projects).

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The inside is incredibly spacious!

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Simple and classy at the same time.

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The contrast with the exterior is quite impressive.

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3. This is Six Oax by David Fenster of Modulus, located in the Santa Cruz mountains, California

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The attention for the details is remarkable in this one.

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Even the stairs look cool.

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One of the house’s huge windows.

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The external part is not so bad to be a shipping container.

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  1. I’m blown away. Maybe these can be used to make nice low budget homes for those working minimum wage jobs or single adults. Much better than an apartment!!!!!

  2. These projects are awesome, #13 is misspelled… it is in Flagstaff, AZ. will be looking next time I get up there

  3. wow! this is so interesting i love those houses, please how can i get information on how to build this kind of house i think is good for a low income worker who will like to be a landlord on his own, I live in Nigeria, Ogun State, Abeokuta to be precised and i will love to know what is the budget for this kind of a house.

  4. This is wonderful. Splendid. I will appreciate detail imformation on converting shipping containers to housing construction. This is beautiful.

  5. More homes could stand Fires and flooding in the mountains if more homes were build like this. Nobody is interested in the outside of the house being decorated so extravagent. Homes should be build to a person perfection, more would survive disasters.

  6. Not just for low income. These homes are brilliant & beautiful!!! I’d love one of these…I’d definitely get if $40,000.

  7. People in Gyumri in Armenia live after the earthquake 20 years ago in same containers but in very very bad conditions :/

  8. I have seen these at the Seaport in Montreal/Old Montreal and I was amazed I so wanted to get one as a prototype for my country to move the peddlers off the streets and help clean up the area, who is making these?

  9. We sell containers, and also kits that can be used to build cabins for 20′ containers. I would recommend taking your time when looking into building a shipping container home.

    Although they are very sturdy, they are built for a specific purpose, and customizing them for housing requirements takes extra planning and thought. Specifically, you need to increase the structural integrity of the containers. The loads are meant to be distributed in a specific manner, which in many cases is not similar to the structural layout of a house, bunker, or shelter. This is especially true when placing containers underground (which has gained a lot of interest in the last couple of years).

    On the low end you could probably build one for $10,000. A decent one would cost around $20k to $30k. I would have to say that almost all of the designs here are well over that price range.

    We sell conversion kits, that can be used to quickly insulate a 20′ container. Its a good option for people that are looking to do a weekend cabin or something similar.

    Just thought I would add some info that will be helpful. We sell containers nationwide. http://www.containerforstorage.com

  10. The New Zealand house is not made from shipping containers.
    Neither, by their appearance, are some of the others.

  11. this is simply amazing and very beautiful. I dreamed about making my house looks just like those containers here in Africa.

  12. Is it truly necessary to build a container house instead of a steel-structured one? Some pics here show much closer to the latter. One problem with both is the poor temperature isolation, very cold in winter and very hot in summer, which makes both unidealistic.

  13. these look cool but with all the large windows and the possibility that not much insulation is being used, they could be incredibly inefficient to heat and cool. The containers by themselves aren’t a good building material, they’re just metal. You need insulation and to ensure windows are placed well so your homes are environmentally friendly.

  14. I live in Arizona USA. I heard they have fraight n train cargo containers here but i cant find them some company that will even add a window n carpeting, doors, connecting halls exc. Can you help me find them?

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