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Reclaimed shipping containers have inspired adaptive design projects of all shapes and sizes. From backyard sheds to tech offices to commercial spaces, reclaimed shipping containers have proven their multifunctional capabilities. These stories highlight incredible, modern models of shipping container homes and design.

Experience the Serenity of the Catskills With This Off-Grid Shipping Container Cabin
Located two hours north of New York City, this shipping container cabin boasts sustainable design and cozy glamping comforts.
Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.
This Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Is the Ultimate Nomadic Dwelling
Transforming ubiquitous corrugated boxes into sleek pop-up homes, shops, and shelters, Cocoon Modules is redefining what a...
This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend...
This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere
Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.
A Shipping Container Prefab Lab Is Built in Only 4 Hours
A two-story prefab made of shipping containers offers a speedy solution to shortages of space on this college campus.
Elevate Your Next Amsterdam Experience With This Unique Crane Rental
An eclectic Amsterdam apartment offers an elevated vacation experience in more ways than one.
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.
10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now
With their standard sizes, inherent durability, bright exteriors, and global availability, shipping containers make the perfect...
Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.
Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017
We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.
A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials
With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping...
Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin
Nestled on a family farm, this South African shipping container cabin is completely off the grid.
This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K
This portable dwelling, made of two shipping containers, is ready for its next move.
An Amazing Home in Brooklyn Made Out of 21 Shipping Containers
Sited on a typical 25-by-100-foot corner lot in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, this 5,000-square-foot residence was built...
Discover 5 Public Buildings in South Korea Made Out of Shipping Containers
In South Korea, shipping containers have been used to build amazing projects including an art school, low-cost housing, a...
5 Best Retailers in Upcycled Shipping Containers
We have seen shipping containers being repurposed for uses ranging from housing to hotels—so it's only logical that some...
The Shipping Muse
Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with...
Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book
Featuring built, unbuilt, and in-progress projects, the new monograph on architectural studio LOT-EK offers an in-depth look at...
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.