Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Cozy Homes Made from Shipping Containers

Be inspired by the modern touches and design ideas in these unique homes


The use of shipping containers as building material is slowly gaining popularity because of its durability, availability and low cost. If you're dreaming of owning a container home in the future or if you are simply looking for design pegs for your own space, here are five modern homes that will surely inspire you.

Source and Photos: Architecture & Design.

Guest House

One of the best things about container homes is you can experiment with the colors and design. For this guest house, the container was painted blue while windows and big sliding doors were added.

Bold colors complete the space giving it a relaxed vibe—perfect for days when you just want to take things slow and lounge around.

The huge doors and windows give a beautiful view of the outdoors.

Kalkin's Shipping Container Home

Designed and built by architect Adam Kalkin, this house features different levels of a "house in house." It showcases different compartments that complete the whole structure.

See more photos here.

Maison Container by Patrick Partouche

A brainchild of French architect Patrick Partouche, this home maybe built using cargo containers but it imitates a traditional house. 

Given the multiple containers, a large interior space was achievedcomplete with huge windows that let plenty of natural light in. 

The modern look was achieved given the advanced appliances and furniture chosen. Metallic stairways and bridges connect the floors—which also give the whole house an airy and spacious feel. What makes this home extra unique is that the owner chose to keep the container doors—giving the house some privacy.

Shipping Container House by Ecotech Design

Located in the Mojave Desert, this home showcases 2,300 square-feet, complete with one-bedroom and a one-and-a-half bathroom in a six-container property.

The house is modern, airy, and spacious—with plenty of natural light, to boot! Click here to see more photos.

Five Shipping Containers Complete a Modern Home

From the outside, one wouldn't think that this space is made from shipping containers. It highlights 2,600 square-feet of living spaces, complete with green roof, geothermal heating, and high-tech foam insulation.

We can't help but love the charming interiors of the home and the colors used, too! 

Each room uses a delightful color palette and well-curated furniture and decor. Bold colors were used combined with interesting wall prints while some rooms showcase simple furnishings paired with a neutral color palette.

See more photos here.


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