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.

A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home
A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home
Part of a new addition, the containers divide the interior spaces and nod to the family’s love of contemporary art.
By Mandi Keighran - a month ago
A Ruddy Shipping Container House Is Installed in New York in Only Two Days
With a prefab structure near Hudson, LOT-EK—the pioneers of shipping container architecture—make a new case for the genre.
An Arty Couple Say Goodbye to Their Handcrafted, Net-Zero Shipping Container House for $3.15M
The Boulder, Colorado homeowners clad the house in reclaimed wood and filled the interior with a colorful collection of curiosities.
How a Shipping Container Home Reconnected a Daughter With Memories of Her Father
How a Shipping Container Home Reconnected a Daughter With Memories of Her Father
Near Hocking Hills, Ohio, a design-savvy couple nestle a glossy black shipping container within a heavily wooded—and sentimental—piece of land.
- 6 months ago
This Texas Company Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Double-Decker Tiny Homes
We asked CargoHome about how they transform a cold, steel shell into a warm, elegant, and efficient space.
These Luxe New Prefab Homes Are Designed for Off-Grid Living
Tiny living meets luxury in these Bauhaus-inspired shipping container homes.
This Airy Hamptons Home Is Made From Six Shipping Containers
Wrapped around a mature oak tree, a light-filled shipping container home embraces the outdoors in more ways than one.
The Dos and Don’ts of Shipping Container Homes
It’s easy to buy into the hype around shipping container homes, but there are some fundamentals you should know before going all in.
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.
A Shipping Container Home in Pennsylvania Embraces Its Rugged Industrial Origins
A couple builds a new home, repurposing a series of 11 shipping containers and an existing concrete foundation to maximal effect.
11 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans That Maximize Space
11 Shipping Container Home Floor Plans That Maximize Space
Take a peek at the space-efficient floor plans behind these modern shipping container homes.
- 2 years ago
The Flying Nest Is a Nomadic Hotel That Travels Around the World
French designer Ora-ïto repurposes old shipping containers to create a mobile hotel.
Stacked Shipping Containers Create a New Model For Urban Living in South Africa
This modular building composed of 140 shipping containers is designed to revitalize and revamp the downtown core of Johannesburg, South Africa.
A Colorado Firefighter Built His Own Shipping Container Home, and Found a New Calling Along the Way
Nine shipping containers form the basis for a new multigenerational house near Denver.
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.
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.
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.
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 container can be.
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.
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 shell for these ready-to-buy, prefabricated homes.
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 containers, a flat roof, and a variety of...
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.