Greatest homes made from shipping containers

ku io9:

The relatively cheap shipping container is a good foundation for a strong, mobile, and post-apocalyptic home. In the last two decades, architects have been incorporating shipping containers into everything from schools to houses — for aesthetic reasons, but also out of economic necessity. Here are some of their most eye-catching creations.

You’d think living in a shipping container means your life couldn’t get much worse but take a look at some of these beautiful and innovative homes and tell me you wouldn’t want to live in any one of them.



  • kgbraund

    Yes, wonderful for cheap housing needs. And recyclable :) I like the greens, too.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    None of those houses were cheap. And all of them were leagues better than what a lot of Manhattanites are expected to put up with.

  • http://www.metzener.com/ Dave Metzener

    When I think of this, I think of TRON: Legacy. Sam’s home is a bunch of containers blocked together. At least, that’s what it looked like to me.

  • http://anendlesshorizon.com/ Mark Hamilton

    A temporary mall made from shipping containers was built in Christchurch after an earthquake destroyed most of the central city; it’s rather neat: http://www.restart.org.nz/christchurch-restart-village-take-a-look.php