Homes Made From Shipping Containers 

These amazing homes made from shipping containers are a delight to see, there is no end to the variety and imagination that goes into these houses.

Shipping container houses are built everywhere in the world, all shapes and sizes from one container to thirty or more.


These examples of homes made from shipping containers really does show that the humble shipping container that may have had many trips over the ocean can have a new life and be recycled into a unique and useful home.

A 'do it yourself' shipping container house will most likely take 2 or 3 years of hard work to build it before you can call it your home, of course it is absolutely worth it!


'40 x 28' Shipping Container Home

With very little building experience Brook, Ryan and little Soleil are building their own shipping container house in Asheville, North Carolina.

They are using recycled, free or low cost building materials as much as they can.

They have a blog called '40 x 28, that has many photos, they were even lucky enough to have a documentary film done.

You will find their story at 40 x 28

image source - shippinghome.wordpress.com



The 'Bright House'

This is the story of Tyler and Hannah Bright building the 'Bright House' in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. They started construction in September 2011 and is still going but getting much closer to finishing.

A great example of one of the many 'diy' homes made with shipping containers.

The 'Bright House' Blog

imagesource - brightcontainerhouse.com



Tin Can Cabin in Northern Wisconsin

Steve built the 'Tin Can Cabin' which he started in 2009 and finished in 2013, it was built in Northern Wisconsin, USA. The cabin is built in a remote area so needed to be very secure when it is not being used.

So the only windows are across the front of the cabin which get covered when the shipping container doors are closed and securely locked. More Info Tin Can Cabin

image source - tincancabin.com



Shipping Container House in Aussie Bush

Paul and his wife Sarah live in NSW in the bush building their 'off grid' shipping container house with the ambition of living in sustainable luxury.

For several years Paul has been building their off grid house and has been learning along the way how to change shipping containers into a home and live amongst the beautiful Aussie bush.   For more info and videos  Building a shipping container house

image source - buildshippingcontainerhouse.com



Self Containered House in New South Wales, Australia

Terry started building his container house in late 2013, the container house is in the construction stage of cutting and welding the containers together using four forty foot shipping containers. See Terry's container house at Self containered House



Panama Container House

This container house is in Panama and was started in June 2010 and is still being constructed by Fred and Cynthia.
The latest Panama blog post

image source -
panamashippingcontainerhouse.com



Shipping Container Cabin

Two 40 foot containers have been turned into a comfortable retreat with the capability of being on grid and off grid when necessary. Larry has posted every step of the way with many photos and descriptions. Larrys shipping container cabin

image source - seacontainercabin.blogspot.com.au



Eight Homes Made with Shipping Containers

These eight container houses are all very different, from a single container to many containers, rustic to stunning.

8 different shipping container houses

image source - lifebuzz.com


Beach Box in New York

The Beach Box is made with 6 shipping containers and other recycled and sustainable materials.

This shipping container house is luxury all the way with 2000 square feet of house, 1300 square feet of decking, outdoor pool with a short walk to the beach just to make the location even more appealing.

Beach Box

image source - inhabitat.com


First Container House Built In Canada

This container house is built with 8 x 20 foot containers on a block that is 42' x 40'.

Four containers for the first level and four more on top and containers on the right are setback so it is not a square building.

Very cleverly planned and built making the most of the space available.

First Container House in Canada

Construction Photos

image source - jetsongreen.com




Sarah House

The Sarah House has been built in Utah, USA. It is a compact house using 2 x 40 foot shipping containers and has been built as prototype designed to be for low income housing.

The requirements were that is to be a simple design, sustainable and an affordable home.

More info at Sarah House Project

Video of layout and construction.

image source - smallhousebliss.com

Six Homes Made From Shipping Containers 

These six different homes made from shipping containers are quite different from the rustic to luxury.

This first house may look a bit rustic on the outside but as soon as you look inside it transforms into a 'beautiful butterfly'.

Shipping containers can be 'dressed up' or 'down' as much as you like, some owners like the rustic look and others prefer the containers covered up.

Either way it is your 'dream' home....

6 Different Container Houses

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