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Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

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Reclaimed shipping containers are ideal nesting spots for the residents of these five homes. Whether lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, the residents applied their own perspective on how to reclaim and adapt these industrial castoffs. Click though our slideshow to see more.

Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping, who layed out the plantings around the container, implemented a green roof on a drip…
Poteet sheathed the walls and floor in bamboo ply. “We went to the hardware store on our lunchbreak, looking for…
The shipping containers were stacked, joined with steel tubes, and lashed to reinforced floor joints to make them…
Furniture designer Pat Carson created a plethora of custom fixtures for the guest room, including a riveted aluminum…
“A lot of the design was aimed at creating a sense of oasis,” says Shoup. Photo by building Lab inc.
In the kitchen and dining area, Shoup used ipe wood and installed an energy-efficient hydronic radiant heating system…
The 400-square-foot deck between the main house and guest quarters catches a cool breeze—a big bonus during Houston’s…
The couple had a big flatscreen TV but didn't want it to be the focus of the living room. Placed on the wall behind one…
On the opposite side of the house stands an old oak grove; the views to it are enhanced by floor-to-ceiling sliding…
Jantzen sheathed the living area’s walls and floor in furniture-grade plywood paneling, behind which he placed thermal…
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