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.

How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
A Mobile Boutique Hotel For the Modern Traveler Made From Shipping Containers
Logically named the ContainHotel after its structural components, this small, mobile, and environmentally-conscious hotel offers...
A Brooklyn Carriage House Is Revamped With a Penthouse Made From Shipping Containers
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that...
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 Home 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...
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The exposed wooden stairwell creates a warm contrast with the concrete and metal used elsewhere.
Mario Plasencia, the architect, used wood to wrap the exterior stairwell.
La Aduana is an eight-unit apartment building in León, Mexico, made from 36 shipping containers.
Freeman and Feldmann's two dogs, Arnold and Ruti (short for Rutabaga), have claimed their territory as the space...