If you are interested in container housing as an alternative housing option, we just want to give you a bit more inspiration about this wonderful invention of the modern architecture. Cargo container homes are no longer look like metal boxes placed on one another – some projects already received acknowledgement from professional architects associations and were awarded with the prizes for the design and innovations.
Below we have photos of various examples of homes built from shipping containers. You’ll see that this particular type of dwelling is not only an example of recycling used shipping containers, but it is also a true evidence that alternative housing can be attractive, modern, comfortable, and hi-tech.
Homes Built From Shipping Containers
Zigloo Domestiqueis a completed prototype of a container home, built in Canada. This is a three bedroom dwelling with 180 square meters of living space. It took 8 20ft containers and 8 months of work to complete the project.
Barking Riverside Marketing Suite
Completed in 2008 by Urban Space Management, the pioneers of container shipping homes, this project combines an innovative design with functionality and eco-friendly approach: wind turbines, solar panels and even a biomass heater are all here.
Lafayette Street in New York
This project is still under development, though it is worth of displaying here, as it promises to be one of the brightest examples of shipping containers building technology. The project is developed by the same architects, who made Container City in London.
IC Green Residence
Green Inc has a couple of models of container buildings in its portfolio, including residential houses. Most of them feature green roof, radiant floor, and all glass/aluminum windows.
Container Houses by Fulton+Solomon Architect Bureau
Designed by Fulton+Solomon, these container houses impress with their magnificent futuristic design, huge and open spaces, and functionality. Located around Australia, they are the true evidence of “reality” of container homes.
The Stafford Harvey House, Victoria
Adams Town House
Shipping Container Home in Thailand
According to the owner of this beautiful house, he used 4 containers to build it, and the whole construction cost him something like $40 000. A great value for a house, isn’t it?
Built by Numan Construction, this house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built with three shipping containers, the house is equipped with efficient AC system, bamboo flooring, energy efficient equipment, dual-flush toilets and other eco-friendly options.