Shipping Containers

We're firm believers that reclaimed shipping containers can be ideal nesting spots, offices, or business locales. Whether you're lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, these examples show how individuals have created livable spaces out of the unexpected.

An Australian Firm Makes Portable Hotel Rooms Out of Shipping Containers
These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel rooms.
10 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in Europe
From start-to-finish, prefabricated shipping container homes are revolutionizing the homebuilding process for the better.
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.
A Danish Design Kingpin Moves to NYC with a Shipping Container of Furniture in Tow
A purveyor of contemporary Nordic design expands his brand’s presence stateside—beginning with his new Manhattan apartment.
12 Shipping Container Homes That Challenge the Meaning of Shelter
Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...
16 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in the United States
Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage.
10 Beautiful Island-Style Shipping Container Homes
As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping containers are mushrooming up all over...
“Stacey’s property abuts an artists’ colony, so she didn’t want the container to wall off her friends, so we used a...
Friends of both the resident and the architect post up on the porch.
Since the only spot for a sink was within the main living space, Poteet designed a wide, sculptural basin that would...
The container was brought to the property by truck, then the architectural team rented a small crane for around $250 a...
Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping, who layed out the plantings around the container, implemented a green roof on a drip...
The architect and his team devised an armature on the back of the container that will eventually be covered with vines,...
Poteet replaced one wall with a large steel-and-glass lift-and-slide window wall, which he says makes the best use of...
While shopping for containers, Hill was instantly drawn to this one’s existing blue color and chose to buy it and leave...
The open office and bedroom reside on either side of the second story catwalk.
Jeff Walz gazes over the railing from the front stoop of his recycled steel–and–glass home, which replaced the...