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.

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.
- 11 years ago
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...
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.
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,...
- 3 years ago
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.
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 an alternative escape for modern travelers looking...
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.
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
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution.
- 6 years ago
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 modern homes and shopping malls.
16 Prefab Shipping Container Home Companies in the United States
Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage. Today, shipping containers are used for many things, including home building.
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 the world.