5 Amazing Shipping Container Homes

House made of 31 shipping containers

Realestate.com.au recently listed an incredible one-of-a-kind house in Brisbane, made of 31 shipping containers. Designed by Todd Miller of Ziegler Build, the three-story property cleverly uses the container’s original interior to create an industrial chic effect.

Shipping container homes are popping up everywhere. With over 200 million empty units sitting in ports around the world, turning them into inhabitable spaces is an eco-friendly solution for those looking for something a little outside of the box.

The possibilities are endless. Here ’s a few of our favourite upcycled houses:

1. Coromandel Beach House

Coromandel Beach House

This gorgeous holiday home in New Zealand designed by Crossan Clarke Carnachan Architects makes the most of the beach views with an open-planned living space and large windows in the front and back of the house.

Coromandel Beach House

It features two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, folding cedar shutters along the length of the house and even has a fireplace for entertaining on chilly winter nights.

2. Redondo Beach House

Redondo Beach House

The stunning Californian multi-shipping container house designed by Peter Maria Design Associates has won coveted architecture awards. It boasts two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, an artist’s studio, a library and an outdoor lap pool.

Redondo Beach House

The living space has an impressive 6m ceiling with an even more impressive floor to ceiling window which folds up and opens out to the garden.

3. The Manifesto House

The Manifesto House

This funky three shipping container house was a 90-day project by Chilean construction company Infiniski, which came in at a budget friendly $118,000.

The Manifesto House

The entire house is 85% made out of recycled, eco-friendly and reused materials, with wood-slatted exterior and solar covers on walls and roofs. The interior furnishings fits the cool designer bill too.

4. Container of Hope

Container of hope

Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe turned two shipping containers into this bold, modern space by cutting out an entire side wall and setting them apart with a raised mid section.

Container of hope

The house was built for under $40,000 for a couple who dreamed of living a simpler life in rural Costa Rica.

5. Container Guest House

Last but not least, this cute as a button guest house designed by Award-winning US firm Poteet Architects in Texas complements its bright exterior with bamboo walls and floors and a planted roof top.

Container Guest House

Text by Jessica Li. Images sourced from: realestate.com.au; One Kind Design; Eco Container Home; Gizmag; Home DSGN and Remodelista.

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