Shipping Container Housing - What Is Your Style?

Shipping container housing in Australia and internationally is building momentum and creating a lot of interest from people wanting a house that is unique yet very functional.


There are container houses in every style from the tiny and 'off grid' to the huge and luxurious and everything in between.

Container houses have the huge advantage that they can be prebuilt offsite then just move them in, add the finishing touches and amenities.

Our Container House which is our holiday house was prebuilt at home for 12 months then moved the 4 containers to the block, put it back together on stumps and now it is an ongoing project to finish it completely. 

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These examples of shipping container housing are a broad range from the small to large and budget to extravagant.

Each one is very different, some you will like and some you won't, it is great to pick out things that you do like and keep them in mind if you are planning to build your own 'dream' container house. 

We all have different needs, ideas and wants when building a house so if you are planning to build a container house, take notes, keep images and plans to refer back to when you need to.



Absolutely stunning container house in Graceville, Queensland  was featured on 'Grand Designs'. The Miller family had to rebuild after the devastating floods in 2011, they had the idea of using containers, the project got bigger and bigger, they used 31 x 20' containers.

Image source - realestate.com.au




Apartment housing in Burk's Falls, Ontario, Canada - images show the first apartment building to be made from shipping containers in Canada, they were completed in 2012.

image source - investorcentric.ca



More articles, photos and information

A mix of 7 container homes from architecture and design website      

Odpod shipping container is being built in Melbourne, Australia

Off grid container house built in the remote Australian bush

An apartment and homes made from shipping containers

Portable housing options from Royal Wolf

15 examples of Container housing from all over the world

Interesting article about containers becoming a good option for housing in Australia

This unique container house is situated in a rain forest in far north Queensland, Australia is used for rainforest research.

Image source - earchsci.org

'Container house and research facility in a rainforest in Queensland'





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