Houses built from shipping containers became popular about 6 years ago. Since then, there has been a lot of projects that involved shipping containers as the main material. There has also been a lot of discussions about whether shipping containers make good housing or not. Despite the different opinions shipping containers are still being used for various projects all over the world. In this article, we will look over the most popular shipping container houses that have been build during the past five years.
1. Holiday container house
Located on Cotes-d’Armor, Brittany, France, this private dwelling was finished by MNM Architecte from 3 shipping containers and a timber facade. Check out the whole process of construction on their website.
2. Container Cabin
Yamamar architects turned a 40′ highboy shipping container into a cozy hunting cabin which is located in Manton, CA, United States. The cabin is completely off the grid and can be locked up tight when not in use.
3. Port-a-Bach container home
Atelierworkshop Architects have designed and built a container home called the Port-a-Bach. The portable home has a fully enclosed exterior steel shell (when folded up) that provides maximum security if the house is left unsettled for a longer period.
4. Container Studio
Maziar Behrooz Architecture completed this container studio for a client who needed an art studio close to her house. They used two 9’-6” x 40’ x 8’ shipping containers perched over a 9’ foundation wall/cellar. More photos here.
5. Sales gallery in Argentina
Interior design firm B.AP transformed a shipping container into a sales gallery for a large residential and leisure development that will include a country club with a golf course, alongside a series of individual residences. More photos here.
6. Mobile Boutique For Luxury Sportswear Brand
Sportswear brand Needs & Wants Studios has collaborated with an architecture student to transform a shipping container into a mobile boutique that serves as the brand’s first physical store and workspace. More photos here.
7. HiLoft – a Fully Transportable Shipping Container Room
Flying architecture has designed a compact high-quality room that can be easily transported into any location. It can also be a great solution for big cities with running-out-of-space problems. ‘HiLoft’ is made from environmentally friendly materials and designed for a long lifetime. More photos here.
8. Shipping Container B&B in Majorca
‘Fly House’ is is a bed and breakfast within shipping containers designed and built by Spanish studio Espai Fly. It consists of three shipping containers that were prefabricated off-site. You can actually rent it for 140$ per night!
9. Shipping Container Retreat For A Nomad Living
‘Nomad Living’ is a mobile, sustainable, and economical getaway–a functional shell that can be transformed by adding various architectural, mechanical, and engineering features. Designed and built by Studio Arte.