22 most Beautiful houses made from shipping containers

Living in these days can mean a lot more that just having a shelter, food and clothing.  People have evolved a lot in the last 50 years and the trend is of an exponential growth. The differences between generations will be more significant than there are now. As a proof that people have already started to change their minds and philosophy are the random bursts of nonconformism, meaning that some people no longer feel represented by the masses, and their image can’t be associated with an institution of a large group of people.

Part of the nonconformism I was talking about is the residential component. People live in more and more diverse houses that suit best their needs. Some people buy large houses with concrete structures or steel and glass to reinforce their social position and other people choose something different but always a place that suits their needs. A crazy idea is to live in a container. Yes, you’ve heard me,   those cargo containers represent now for some people a part of their home ,or even the entire household. Don’t rush into conclusions yet, let’s take a look at some wonderful structures and then let’s draw a conclusion together.

Shipping Container Guest House.
One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen so far is this wonderful guest house made out from a  recycled shipping container. Because of the container’s nature not a wide range of possibilities is available to decorate it, but people take this always as a challenge and in this case it turned out great actually. The container was painted blue and two sections were cut and windows and  big sliding doors were mounted.







There is a small patio in front  and above it a bit of a roof so the rain doesn’t smash directly into the door. The interior  feature wood panels on walls for the sensation of warmth and comfort.



Bold combinations of colors and materials make from this structure a fine place to hang out  looking permanently to the surrounding landscape. This  unique residence  idea and design belongs to Poteet Architects and you should know that this is not their only  project involving shipping containers.
Kalkin’s Shipping Container Homes.
This creation over here defies the anything you knew before in matter of houses. This beauty over here is made out of containers. New Jersey architect Adam Kalkin designed and build his own house from  recycled shipping containers. Among many reasons to do that there is  price( a used one costs under $ 1000 ) and durability.



This house is huge and structure on different levels. You could say that this is a “house in house”, because inside the massive building there are smaller individual components  that look like a traditional house. As a matter of fact  the indoors is combined with the outdoors through massive sliding glass doors and also by the house-like structures built inside.


You can very easily get confused  about this place. It’s not a traditional house for certain, but what is it?  It has bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms , kitchen so it fulfills our modern need but what about aesthetics? If I really have to answer I could  definitely say , unique!
 Painted Shipping Containers.
Another impressive project belongs to Brazilian Architect Marcio Kogan.  This maritime shipping containers home was born with the idea of making use of industrial elements that can be easily assembled and also in a very short period of time. To deal with the special limitations due the predetermined size of the containers they stack the containers on top of another.







As soon as the height limitation was solved their attention focused on width. To solve this one the architect created a space that high as two containers but wider. In that space was possible the arrangement of a great living area that can extend outdoors thanks to a clever retractable system of doors. This household has all the facilities of a normal one just in a different style and unique idea. Along with the vivid colors and green environment comes the spirit of a youthful space completed by fun and joy.

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