Shipping container homes are on demand. For the minimalist fans, shipping containers offer supper affordable material for their minimalist homes.
They are greener for the environment. They are also easy to built. In weeks you can have your dream house. Crave for container homes? Here are some of the cutest ideas for you.
Shipping Container Homes
1. The Most Compact Container Home, G-Pod Dwell
The G-Pod Dwell lets you to have a portable house. In its mobile mode, it can fold into a regular 20ft. container.
You can tow it anywhere you want in this mode. In your favorite lot, this home unfolds to reveal the deck, awning and many more cute features. See this video for detail.
2. The Cozy HO4
Yes, this container house is cozy. This house by Honomobo also has compact-minimalist style.
The home has ample interior area, 640 sq. ft. the combination of containers and wooden materials makes this house one of the coziest home in this list.
3. The Residential Shipping Container Building
With 19 containers, Kelly Davies & Travis Price of Travis Price Architects, built this residential building.
The result is a sweet and industrial-looking building. This building sits in Washington D.C. and can hold up to 24 residents.
4. The Broadmeadow building, the Container Apartments
This container building (designed by Christian Salvati of Marengo Structures) has 6 apartments, all in modern-minimalist designs. It made of 27 containers stacked into 4-stories high. It’s also cute and very reliable.
5. Shipping Container Home with Bamboo Finishes
Instead of letting it bare, Aarcgency cladded this house with bamboos. The effects is a peaceful home suitable for a retreat from the busy days. You need 3 containers (40ft. each) and lots of bamboos to build this charming house. See the details via the link.
6. The Container Office Building
When economic slumped and you want an office building, do it with shipping containers. This building (location: Rhode Island, built in 2009) needs 32 shipping containers to build, and it can hold 12 offices. This project’s planned by Distill Studio.
7. Eco-Friendly Traditional Container House
This house boasted of being able to reduce 86% carbon reduction from the air. This house by Lendager Arkitekter has lots upsicled and recycled materials in it. And, though conventional-looking, it made of containers as well. Follow the link for details.
8. Calming Shipping Container House
This house, called NG House, needs only a container to make you feel at home. Wood finishes wrapped around the container, adding the effect with the calming atmosphere.
This house by Arquitectos Anonimos also lends warmness to the owner (or the beholders).
9. Classic-Modern Container Home
You can say that this house blends the classic minimalist style with the modern tone of container home. It stands with 2,250 sq. ft. (209 sq. m) living area.
This house in Royal Oak (Michigan) has 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths, spacious living room, and a garage.
10. Cute Weekend Cabin
Jure Kotnik Arhitekt might be in their best mood when designing this weekend cabin. Just by stacking 2 containers (plus those polka dots), they can make your eyes ecstatic with joy. Inside you’ll find enough room for your weekend days. Interested?
11. Luxurious Container House
This container house is luxurios. Not luxurious, this one is also the biggest in this list. Todd Miller of ZieglerBuild needs 31 containers to build this beauty.
And he stacked those containers in superb way, as you can see here. It’s luxurious, big, and beautiful.
12. Container Country House
You need no fancy stuff in the countryside. Go down to the most essential and get your most pleasant living.
This country house by Tim Steele Design (800 sq. ft.) suffice for your need. It’s neat, rugged, and scenic. Ready for your no-frill happiness.
13. The Modern Casa El Tiemblo
The Casa El Tiemblo gives you the rough look of containers and at the same time promises you the most comfortable home you ever met.
James & Mau Arquitectura designed this house with 4 containers and got 2045 sq. Ft. (190 sq. m.) of space. This lovely house uses open (lower) and closed (upper) layout in sturdy industrial design.
14. Cozy Container Cabin
Another cabin idea to enjoy your resting time is this one designed by Brad Tomecek of Tomecek Studio. This cabin uses 2 containers and finished with wood themes. This cabin is also eco-friendly to help the world less burdened by carbon footprints or else.
15. The Distiguished Anti Patio House
This house from Kharkiv (Ukraine) promises you all the open and comfortable living. It has no awning for the added degree of openness.
This special house’s designed by Drozdov & Partners with 3 containers with overall area of sq. Ft. (180 sq. M.). Added to its charm is a swimming pool.
16. Awesome Container Guest House
Add into your property a gorgeous guest house. Not just an ordinary guest house, but a chic house container full of windows.
The house, designed by Poteet Architects, has an awesome minimalist look. It also boast eco-friendly. Lots of recycled materials are in use here.
17. Minimalist Container House
MB Architecture, the designer, called the house as The Insta House. Yes, you can order your design and have it built in just eight weeks.
This house needs 4 containers to build. It has 950 sq ft of interior space, ample enough for small family to life comfortably in style.
18. The Peaceful Container House
Adam Kalkin built his peaceful house in 2 parts, separated by a charming garden. A bridge connected the houses.
The residence is one part, while the other can be used as a workshop for any other uses. It has soft and charming exterior paint. Nice and peaceful.
19. The Compact Container House
You need a compact house to escape from daily routine? This container house will do well. It’s compact enough for your retreat needs.
And you can build it easily, just by using 3 containers. The illustration is designed by Architect Chris Bittner for the McConkey’s, San Diego.
20. Modern Bright Red Container House
This bright red house sits in Lille, France. The architect Patrick Partouche used 8 shipping containers for this iconic shipping container home.
The interior has 2,238 sq.ft. (208 sq. m.), roomy enough for your daily activities with the whole member of family.
21. L-Shaped Modern Minimalist Container House
ARQtainer built this L-shaped house with several containers. It has several warm bedrooms, a living room, and kitchen.
The colorful paint make the house a standout in this vastness of land. It also offers warm air to the surrounding environment.
22. Simple And Elegant Modern Container House
For some, to be simple and elegant is real challenge. This container house offers you both. It has simple design, build with only 2 containers.
And it has an elegant finishing, with the wood finishes. See Container for Storage for details.
23. The Modular Commercial Building with Containers
Yes, you can make a modular building. So, you can reduce or extend the building as needed. All you need is containers. This riverside building has 73 containers as its parts.
It took only eight days to build. And you can see how amazing this London-based industrial building look like.
24. The Cliff-side Container House
Claire Helene Drouin and Jean Marie Sanchez designed this container home right next to a high cliff. The building processes was tricky.
Trickier style, they used 15 shipping container. And they built the house in three stories. But the result, this Marseille (France) home is awesome.
25. The Container Farm House
The architect Patrick Bradley Architects of North Ireland build this container home in his farmland.
This probably the most contemporary farm house in the world. The simplistic design and modern-rustic blend nicely with the quite countriside.
26. Container Home, Desert Home
This house in San Bernardino (California) offers you how to live coolly and pleasantly in the middle of a barren land. EcoTechDesign built this house from 5 containers (20ft long each).
It took only around 15 minutes to put each container into its places. Se the charming design? It only takes a day to build.
27. The Fresh-Green Crossbox
Stack 4 shipping containers and paint the upper parts with fresh green paint, and you got this contemporary container homes by Clément Gillet Architectes.
The French Architect helps you to see the beauty behind this unconventional house style, and he did it. This 1,120 sq. ft. beauty is functional and iconic.
28. Elegant Single Container House
All you need is a container. And the add spacious deck up the front. And don’t forget the wanings.
You’ll get an elegant single container house. The house’s designed by Studio Arte, and located in Algarve Portugal.
29. The Industrial Caterpillar House
Sebastián Irarrázaval, the designer of this house, needs 11 containers of two different sizes (40ft and 20ft). The effects is an asymmetric but delightful house.
Supported by huge steel beams, this house is also strong with industrial accents. It’s cool and fun in a sweep.
30. A Retreat House in Barn Style
A barn style helps you to cool down –fast. Its simplicity’s simply charming. This examples shows you how a container home has the role as a retreat house, in a rustic barn house style.
This house (built by Tomecek Studio) sits Canon City (Colorado), made of 6 containers (20ft. each). Among its pleasant interior stuff, it also has large deck to enjoy the night.
31. The Rustic Style of the Lenzner Residence
If you’re into a serene and rustic living style, this house is yours. Travis Price Architects and Diego Balagna design this container house with those distinguishing features in mind.
The result is a rustic container house with nice exterior finishes a warm inside. Outside is a serene pool amidst a green garden.
32. White and Wood Themed Container Home
White offers light and clean feeling. Wood tones inspires warmness and casual living. Those two traits combines well in this elegant container home.
Patrice Rios, the architect, uses 7 containers for this house, resulting a spacious 2-stories home with 3 bedroom (plus 3 baths) and an open deck. All warm and airy.
33. The House H, for a Hybrid House
Just like its name, the house resembles H. It consists of 2 similar container homes connected by a wall between them.
This house is a project by Hybrid Architecture and completed by Barcelo Homes. It promises 4 spacious bedroom, kitchen, and beautiful living room. Nice.
34. Chic Contemporary Container Home
A container house inspires an open and pleasant atmosphere. This house design added light and chic air into it.
The architect Maria José Trejos built this house from 8 containers (40 ft. each). This house, located in Costa Rica, feels full of light from its excellent open design.
35. Luxurious Contanier Home in Vintage Style
A container home can be anywhere, from the wood to the most expensive lot. This one is on one of the luxurious areas in NY.
This house needing you $1,395,000 to own. It has 4 charming beds and the most pleasant living room, complete with pool. All in an elegant vintage styled container home.
36. Container Home in the Wood
Don’t be fooled by the modest and naked exterior. This house of Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt is worth more than $400.000!
Built by Modulus, this house has many luxurious living stuff inside. But not the stuff that made it costly. It’s the fire protection systems that make it so.
37. Elegant Stilted Container Home
Want to build a gorgeous house in the wood? Thry this design. It’s easy to build, made of shipping containers. And it stands on stilts.
Apart from being able to watch around more freely, you’ll feel secure on top of the pillars. This house is designed by Giant Containers.
38. The Peralta’s Containers of Hope
Another iconic Shipping container dwelling is the Container of Hope. Benjamin Garcia Saxe built this house with 2 containers (40 feet long each), and made it a 600 sq. ft. of cozy living space.
The iconic orange paint makes it warm and appealing at once. It costs around $40.000 to build.
39. The Manifesto House
Designed by James & Mau, The Manifesto House probably is the most famous container home in the world. It has eye-catching design, different and iconic.
And it made of containers plus 85% other recycled materials. So apart from its unique design, the house is also terribly eco-friendly.
40. Elegant Industrial Shipping Container Studio
Taynr build this studio with a belief that a container housing can be stunning. So you see the beauty. This studio has a rough industrial aura.
The wood tones and glass railing soften the atmosphere, turns it into a charming and pleasant studio.
41. Hyper Minimalist Sea Container Cabin
If your lot has lots cute sceneries, you need no fancy house. All you need is a cabin, a double shipping containers cabin will do.
This house, build by Larry Wade, only cost $35.000 (2010). It’s also environmental friendly, using solar panel for the lighting and for the water heating systems. Enough for you retreat with a cup of coffee.
42. Modern Minimalist Container Homes
This Texas modern minimalist house needs 14 shipping containers to build. With 3700 sq. ft. (343 sq. m.) of inner space, it can hold 3 big bedrooms, kitchen and spacious living rooms.
Outside you can see sizable swimming pool as well. It’s a dream house comes true for the host, Matt Mooney.
43. A Glass House
By stacking 12 containers, Adam Kalkin (the architect) makes a charming glass house. In a whole, finished house has the inner area of 4000 sq. ft. (or 371 sq. m. for the non-US).
This house, located in Northern Maine, also boast huge glass walls to cast off the cramped feeling of the containers, and also offers more connectivity with the nature.
So, that’s the ideas. Hope you enjoy the list and, even, sparked to build your own shipping container home.