8 Stunning Shipping Container Homes

Maison Idekit Shipping Container Homes
St. Adele, Quebec


Bernard Morin and his wife Joyce Labelle build this shipping container home through their own company, Maison Idekit, from where the project gets its name. The couple used 7 recycled shipping containers which sit on a total of 3,000 sq. ft. The home which features 4 bedrooms, cost about $175,000 to build.

Casa Orga, or Caterpillar House
Santiago, Chile


Look at that view! Chilean architect Sebastián Irarrázaval chose the ideal location of his project, which overlooks the Andes Mountains. In order to speed up construction time and because of low costs, he used a total of 12 shipping containers with one of them serving as a pool! Completed in 2012, the estate sits on a total of 3,800 sq. ft. and is one of the few shipping container homes to feature passive cooling, an approach focused on heat gain control and heat dissipation in a building.

“Containers of Hope”
San Jose, Costa Rica


This project was built by Benjamin Garcia Saxe as an innovative way to renovate while on a budget. He used 2 40 ft shipping containers from which he was able to design a 1,000 sq. ft. home for $40,000!

The Beach Box
Hamptons, NY


Andrew Anderson is the man responsible for the 1st shipping container beach getaway in the Hamptons. This Eco-lux home is made from 6 recycled shipping containers and sits on a total of 2,000 sq. ft. just 600 feet away from the beach. The interior features sustainable materials like bamboo and the exterior includes a vast 1,300 sq. ft. deck.

6 Unit Shipping Container Home
Flagstaff, Arizona


This project was a student-designer collaboration that took 6 shipping containers and 2 years to build. Notable features include large windows which show off the beautiful surrounding scenery, concrete floors, and even a rooftop terrace!

Maison Container Life Project
Lille, France


Made of 8 shipping containers (2,238 sq. ft.), Patrick Partouch’s design allows for a lot of sun light thanks to the large, polycarbonate and glass bay windows. Privacy is not an issue since the custom doors on the upper and ground levels can be closed at any time. The steel, wood and scarlet columns add character and an industrial yet cozy atmosphere. Fun Fact: It only took 3 days to build!

Stacked Shipping Container Home
El Tiemblo, Spain


The stacked design of James and Mau Arquitectura was brought to life by Infinski toward the end of 2010. 4 different shipping containers were used on just a little over 2,000 sq. ft. of land.

The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain
Mojave Desert, California


Built with Eco-tech Design, this was the first shipping container home to be constructed in the Mojave Desert. It was made from 6 shipping containers with pre-engineered steel components for a total of 2,300 sq. ft. and includes 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms.

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