Shipping container homes have been a growing trend for a while now. In a market like we have today, container homes could be another option for buyers looking for a unique new home.

They are affordable, easy enough to set up, can be altered and constructed off-site, speedily set up on site and of course there are eco-friendly befits as well.  Although some of the homes below wouldn’t necessarily work in a climate like we have here in Canada, they will hopefully inspire some ideas on unique architectural living.


COROMANDEL BACH

Having a breath-taking view like this definitely adds to the beauty of this home, but it is still extremely stunning in its own right.  This is a timber container and different sections can be opened or closed depending on what view you feel like admiring.

Architects: Crosson, Clark and Carnachan Architects
Cost: Unknown
Number Of Containers:  Unknown
Sq. Ft: Unknown
Location: New Zealand
Website: http://crosson.co.nz/portfolio

Image Credit: Crosson Architects


CONTAINER STUDIO

This project was built as a workspace for an artist and it could be a great option to use as a home office on your property if it is large enough.

Architects: Maziar Behrooz Architecture
Cost: $10,000 for the Containers
Number of Containers: Two
Sq. Ft: 840
Location: New York, USA
Website: http://www.mbarchitecture.com/

Image Credit: MB Architecture

Image Credit: MB Architecture


CONTAINERS OF HOPE

This is definitely a container home for you mavericks out there. It is beautifully unique in colour, design and layout. Check out this architects website because he has some of the most fantastically designed homes I have ever seen.

Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Cost: Reported as being $40,000
Number of Containers: Two
Sq. Ft: 1076
Location: Costa Rica
Website: http://www.benjamingarciasaxe.com/

Image Credit: Studio Saxe Architecture


SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

The name does not ooze creativity but the container home itself definitely does! Built with environmentally sensitive rock, this contemporary home is attached to the surrounding rock and thus seems to fit seamlessly with the stunning surroundings.

Architects: Tomecek Studio Architecture
Cost: Unknown
Number of Containers: Two
Sq. Ft: 1500
Location: Colorado, USA
Website: http://tomecekstudio.com

Image Credit: Tomececk Studio Architecture


TWO TREE HOUSE

This is a fantastically unique home that has been placed in such a way as too preserve the surrounding pine trees. This would be the perfect little summer cabin for adventure filled getaways.  Aside from the shape, it is hard to believe this home was built with shipping containers.

Architects: Golany Architects
Cost: Unknown
Number of Containers: Two
Sq. Ft: 484
Location: Israel
Website: http://www.golanyarchitects.com/

Image Credit: Golany Architectects


UPCYCLE HOUSE

A rare beauty both inside and out! This container home is wonderfully dynamic in design and environmentally conscious in its function. It has been made with sustainable materials and optimized for the use of natural resources.

Architects: Lendager Group
Cost: $252,800
# of Containers: Two
Sq. Ft: ~1500
Location: Nyborg, Denmark
Website: http://lendager.com/en/

Image Credit: Lendager Group Architecture


X-FLOAT

Absolutely stunning! This isn’t a single home but rather a cluster of FLOATING shipping containers turned into a Thailand resort, which is impressive in its own right. They are simple yet sophisticated and elegant in how they are designed.  You could do something similar here in Ontario or out west by setting up little micro cabins with shipping containers.

Architects: Agaligo Studio
Cost: Unknown
Number of Containers: One Each
Sq. Ft: ~1184
Location: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Website: http://www.agaligo.com

Image Credit: Agaligo Studio Architecture


THE OCTOPOD

This shipping container cottage is both cozy and energy efficient, being built completely “off-grid”.  That isn’t even the best part, this innovative and modern cabin is available to rent on AirBnB!

Architects: Jason Rioux / Workbench
Cost: Unknown
Number of Containers: Seven
Sq. Ft: 1400
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Website: http://seacontainercabin.com/

Image Credit: Sea Container Cabin.com


THREE STORY CONTAINER HOME

Opulence is a word that comes to mind when I see this wonderfully unique sea container home. Taking UpCycling to a luxurious level.

Architects: Todd Miller from Ziegler Build
Cost: Unknown (but the home was up for sale in 2013 for AUD $1.5million which is USD $1,133,925)
Number of Containers: Thirty-One
Sq. Ft: ~6028
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Website: http://www.zieglerbuild.com

Image Credit: Ziegler Build

 


GRAND DESIGNS CONTAINER HOME

This might be my favorite container home. I first saw this home on Grand Designs years ago and never forgot about it. Everything about this house is stunning, from the architectural feats to the stunning interior and finishes used.  This is a statement home, as is the USD $21,000 hammock bath tub!

Architects: Partick Bradley
Cost: $172,278 (Quoted as £133,000 on the show)
Number of Containers: Four
Sq. Ft: 1,400
Location: County Derry, Ireland
Website: http://www.pb-architects.com/selected/

Image Credit: : Partick Bradley Architects

 

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