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31 Shipping Container Abodes

From Repurposed Eco-Homes to Scrap-Constructed Residences

— April 3, 2014 — Art & Design
From eco-friendly housing options to designs that are earthquake-friendly, these shipping container abodes demonstrate that people are happy to go out of their comfort zone and try something new. This type of architecture is catching on, with people realizing that just because something is made from scrap metal, doesn't mean it can't be luxurious.

This form of building is very eco-friendly, since the metal is not going to waste and instead being used on something extremely useful. Some of these designs are chic to say the least, and it's tough to believe the final product was formed from something so simple. One design in Australia still has graffiti on the side to add some spice to the exterior, and even the inside of the house which features even more of this type of artwork.
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Sustainable Shipping Container Homes
Sustainable Shipping Container Homes
The Rhino Cubed Homes Are Elegant and Highly Energy-Efficient
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Repurposed Shipping Shelters
Repurposed Shipping Shelters
This Homeless Housing Solution Recycles Used Shipping Containers
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Multipurpose Container Buildings
Multipurpose Container Buildings
Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Expands on a Shipping Container
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Cabin-Themed Condominiums
Cabin-Themed Condominiums
This Unique Residential Project Gives Off a Distinct Urban Lodge Vibe
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Cross-Shaped Cottages
Cross-Shaped Cottages
The Skit is a Wooden Home by Dachi Papuashvili that is Shaped like a Cross
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Expandable Shipping Container Homes
Expandable Shipping Container Homes
The G-Pod Dwell Home Can Easily Be Expanded to Increase Space
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Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Mills Junction from Citiq is Made from Old Silos
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Shipping Container Extensions
Shipping Container Extensions
Rose Park Residence Gets a Makeover by Dimitty Andersen Architects
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Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
The Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Hostel is Inspired by Life at Sea
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Shipping Container Lairs
Shipping Container Lairs
Casa El Tiamblo by James and Mau Arquitectura is Not an Average Home
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Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Costa Rica's Casa Incubo by Maria Jose Trejos is Bright and Spacious
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Glass-Paneled Microhomes
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
This Contemporary Cottage Features a Stone Facade and Glass Walls
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Scrap-Constructed Residences
Scrap-Constructed Residences
The Upcycle House Gets Credit for an 86% Reduction in CO2 Emissions
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Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Christopher Nogry Expands Living Space with Shipping Containers
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Graffitied Shipping Container Homes
Graffitied Shipping Container Homes
The Architecture Firm ZeiglerBuild Designed This Abode
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Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
A Residence in Northern Ireland was Constructed with Unusual Materials
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Adaptable Container Abodes
Adaptable Container Abodes
James Green's Eco-Pak House is Modular & Sustainable
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Steel Box Architecture
Steel Box Architecture
OceanScope Observatory is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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Senior Shipping Container Homes
Senior Shipping Container Homes
Entry 7455 is Designed for Elderly Residents of the Big Easy
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Shipping Pallet Abodes
Shipping Pallet Abodes
The Slumtube House is an Affordable Living Space Project
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Freight-Hauled Homes
Freight-Hauled Homes
The Patrick Partouche 'Container House' is Modernly Made of Eight Pieces
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Tilted Cargo Crate Construction
Tilted Cargo Crate Construction
ECORRE Complex Revolutionizes Recycled Building
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Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
The Alexander Street Project Gives People in Need Nice Homes
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Repurposed Eco-Homes
Repurposed Eco-Homes
The Studio H:T Shipping Container House is Compact
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Boxy Container Abodes
Boxy Container Abodes
The Karaka Bay House by Stevens Lawson Architects is Full of Character
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Highlife Container Housing
Highlife Container Housing
The Luxury Shipping Container Home is an Eco-Chic Small Space
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Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
Studio MK27 Transforms Discarded Containers Into a Stacked Eco Home
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Cozy Container Homes
Cozy Container Homes
Adam Kalkin's Old Lady House has Industrial Origins
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Post-Quake Container Houses
Post-Quake Container Houses
Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
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Sustainable Shipping Shelters
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
The Container Guest House is a Cozy and Eco-Friendly Home
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Miniature Urban Abodes
Miniature Urban Abodes
A Prefab 'MEKA ALP320' Home has Been Plunked in Downtown NYC
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