Exterior, House Building Type, and Shipping Container Building Type The recycled shipping containers were sourced from the Pacific Port of Caldera in Costa Rica. “Discarded shipping containers are all over the world and cost relatively little,” Saxe says. “With a bit of creativity and understanding of local building techniques, the interiors can be modified for any client.”  A Budget-Friendly Shipping Container Home in Costa Rica  by Tiffany Jow from How to Buy a Shipping Container