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.

10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now
10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now
Shipping containers make sturdy shells 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
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.
This Awesome Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours For $125K
This portable dwelling, made of two shipping containers, is ready for its next move.
An Amazing Home in Brooklyn Made Out of 21 Shipping Containers
Sited on a typical 25-by-100-foot corner lot in Brooklyn, this 5,000-square-foot residence was built with 21 stacked shipping containers cut diagonally along the top and bottom to...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container strategically angled for protection from the climate,...
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
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 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.