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Shipping Container Homes


Prized for their durability and versatility, shipping containers present an attractive and eco-friendly alternative to conventional construction materials. The applications for these repurposed building blocks are many—they can be used for add-ons, completely custom projects, or modular prefab dwellings that pop up in a snap.

Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.
The Essential Guide to Shipping Container Home Design
From preliminary guides, to lists of trusted companies, to exemplary floor plans, these resources will get you started on your...
The Dos and Don’ts of Shipping Container Homes
It’s easy to buy into the hype around shipping container homes, but there are some fundamentals you should know before going all...