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 own shipping container home.

As a building block, shipping containers are both durable and versatile—convert one into a tiny home or a backyard office, or stack and arrange them to create a bold residence like this film producer’s starburst-shaped retreat in the desert. In addition to saving on construction costs, upcycling an old container can be an eco-friendly alternative to building from the ground up. Start here to learn more about building your own shipping container home, from design inspiration to practical guides.

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