Shipping Container Homes
Modern homes appeals to many buyers and homeowners looking
to update their current living conditions. Many scour
the market relentlessly, searching for homes that are
stylish, unique, and cost effective. Some even look for
environmentally-friendly, or green homes, which provide
a sustainable quality of life as well as being kind to
Shipping Container Home
This is why recycling shipping containers, and turning
them into modern, artistic, luxury homes and retreats
has become a new trend in housing. Some of the latest
shipping container homes to make waves in the market are
A dual container home designed by CG Architects in Brittany,
France features emerald green accents on the one shipping
container cantilevered above the other, that serves as
the foundation. The home features traditional layouts,
with the living and dining area on the first floor, and
the bedrooms above.
CG Architects Shipping Container Home
In Cove Park, Scotland, on the 50 acre area of the west
coast is a community of artists. Container City created
an artist retreat of studios in 2002 that was made of
shipping containers set on the water. The retreat was
well received, and six more cubes made from shipping containers
were added in 2006.
Home in Container City, Cove Park, Scotland
In China, Argency (a firm based in Copenhagen) developed
the WFH House from three stacked shipping containers.
The façade is covered in sustainable bamboo, and
the home is complete with a variety of environmentally-friendly
features, such as a rainwater collection system, a solar
roof, permeable paving, and skylights.
Argency WFH House
Across the ocean, in San Antonio, Texas, stands a garden
retreat and guesthouse that, despite being only 8' by
40', features the comfort of a modern home. Designed by
Poteet Architects, the floor to ceiling glass doors in
this shipping container add natural light, and the garden
home boasts heating and air conditioning, bamboo floors
and walls for a warm and inviting feeling, a sink and
shower for guests, and a fully functioning compost toilet.
The green planted roof insulates the home, and adds a
touch of beauty to the garden theme. The deck is made
from recycled soda bottles, which extends the idea of
Poteet Architects Shipping Container Guest
Mazair Behrooz, a Long Island, New York based architect,
created a simple yet stunning artist's studio out of two
8' by 40' shipping containers. The studio is two stories
high, and has a bright open layout which features breathtaking
views of the surrounding woods, perfect for inspiring
an artist's work. The exterior of the studio was painted
a deep charcoal color which matches the nearby home.
Mazair Behrooz Shipping Container Artist
This is an overview of how shipping containers can be
repurposed into dwellings. Many creative minds around
the world are finding unique ways in which used shipping
containers can be turned into new homes.