Shipping Containers

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.

Grab This Dreamy Shipping Container Home For $875K
Grab This Dreamy Shipping Container Home For $875K
Designed by one of America’s leading cargotecture proponents, this modern shipping container home in New Jersey is seeking a new buyer.
By Lucy Wang - a month ago
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
A Shipping Container Turns Into a Backyard Architecture Studio
Built for $200,000 and lowered into place by crane, a compact cargotecture office perfectly slots into an architect’s backyard.
 - a month ago
14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
14 Shipping Containers Were Upcycled For This Dallas Home
Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.
 - 3 months ago
Experience the Serenity of the Catskills With This Off-Grid Shipping Container Cabin
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.
 - 5 months ago
Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara
There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.
 - 5 months ago
This Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Is the Ultimate Nomadic Dwelling
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 container can be.
 - 5 months ago
This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature
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 retreat—serenity.
 - 6 months ago
This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere
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.
 - 7 months ago
A Shipping Container Prefab Lab Is Built in Only 4 Hours
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.
 - 7 months ago
Elevate Your Next Amsterdam Experience With This Unique Crane Rental
Elevate Your Next Amsterdam Experience With This Unique Crane Rental
An eclectic Amsterdam apartment offers an elevated vacation experience in more ways than one.
 - 8 months ago
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
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.
 - 8 months ago
10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now
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 shell for these ready-to-buy, prefabricated homes.
 - 8 months ago
Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.
 - 4 years ago
Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017
Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017
We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.
 - 10 months ago
A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials
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 containers, a flat roof, and a variety of...
 - 10 months ago
Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin
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.
 - a year ago
This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K
This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K
This portable dwelling, made of two shipping containers, is ready for its next move.
 - a year ago
An Amazing Home in Brooklyn Made Out of 21 Shipping Containers
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 with 21 stacked shipping containers cut diagonally...
 - a year ago
Discover 5 Public Buildings in South Korea Made Out of Shipping Containers
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 gathering space for creatives, a theater company, and...
 - a year ago
5 Best Retailers in Upcycled Shipping Containers
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 forward-minded brands would choose to showcase their...
 - a year ago
The Shipping Muse
The Shipping Muse
Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.
 - 9 years ago
Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book
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 their process of turning shipping containers into...
 - a year ago
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.
 - a year ago
A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers
A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers
A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container strategically angled for protection from the climate,...
 - a year ago
9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers
9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers
These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.
 - a year ago
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
 - a year ago
A Mobile Boutique Hotel For the Modern Traveler Made From Shipping Containers
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 an alternative escape for modern travelers looking...
 - a year ago
A Brooklyn Carriage House Is Revamped With a Penthouse Made From Shipping Containers
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 boasts bright orange shipping containers.
 - a year ago
An Australian Firm Makes Portable Hotel Rooms Out of Shipping Containers
An Australian Firm Makes Portable Hotel Rooms Out of Shipping Containers
These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel rooms.
 - a year ago
10 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in Europe
10 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in Europe
From start-to-finish, prefabricated shipping container homes are revolutionizing the homebuilding process for the better.
 - 2 years ago