Are shipping container houses really more sustainable or affordable than traditional homes? Here’s what you need to know.
This bright orange shipping container house features jaw-dropping views of the Colorado mountains.
The structure is reinforced with cement panels and clad in black metal siding and large wood-framed windows to let in lots of natural light.
Shipping container homes are nothing new, but this project in Oklahoma City takes it a step further in scope and elegance.
Architect and designer Ben Uyeda has repurposed three shipping containers into an easy, breezy Joshua Tree compound.
Sculptor David Mach approached his first building with an artistic eye, assembling 36 bright red shipping containers into an artfully arranged jumble.
"Helm" is built from two refurbished shipping containers that have been stacked on top of each other to create a double-height tiny home with a walk-out terrace.
Each container measures 130 square feet and has a bathroom, living area, and a white linen bed tucked into a nook by a picture window.
The architects split the complex into two sections—one blue, one green—that slant outward to create a triangular courtyard between them.
Each of the containers sits on its own level, creating a series of plant-strewn terraces and stairs that lead from one volume to the next
Taipei’s first Starbucks is made out of white-washed shipping containers.
The campus’s main building is comprised of 17 well-worn shipping containers that were sourced from Bangkok’s nearby ports.
Pasadena-based Kubed Living is selling two different models made from recycled shipping containers: a one-bedroom using two 20-foot containers and a 160-square-foot studio made from a single container.
On the heels of companies starting to offer sleek, customizable shipping container homes for purchase, a new trend has emerged: the shipping container hotel.
Converted shipping containers are arranged and stacked around a courtyard, forming two levels comprising 150 individual work spaces and community facilities aimed at entrepreneurs.
Las Vegas-based Alternative Living Spaces creates custom container tiny homes for under $40,000.
The prefab building’s double-height space and garage-door-wall make it anything but ordinary.
Melbourne-based Studio Edwards has perched three connected shipping containers on a hillside on the Surf Coast in Wye River, Victoria.
Vista C is essentially the company’s popular Vista model retrofitted within a standard 20-foot-by-8-foot shipping container.
The 40,000-seat arena will be fully modular, with seats, bathrooms, concession stands, and shops all housed in shipping containers.
The 650-square-foot Copia Cabin is a rental for two containing a kitchen, living room, and bedroom with a king-sized bed.
Is there anything shipping containers can’t be recycled into? The answer continues to swing towards "no."
Wisconsin-based MODS International is selling a one bedroom, 320-square-foot shipping container house on Amazon.
Sneakily realistic computer renderings reveal an exuberant, bombastic design outside Joshua Tree.
Missouri couple makes an affordable, recycled home out of shipping containers.
In Taipei, Taiwan, B+P Architects covered a shipping container in mirrors to house a high school art room.
Each container packs two acres worth of farmland in under 320 square feet, producing crops ranging from lettuce to tuscan kale.
The owners get power from a rooftop solar array and fresh water from a nearby creek.
Sustainable design with modern style
Launched last spring, Honomobo builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of shipping containers. Now, after about a year of work, the company has a number of built projects to share.
With wood-plank floors and ceiling, wispy curtains, and vintage furniture, the whole space is going for a rustic-chic vibe complementary to the pastoral surroundings.