Over the years people have pushed the limits of what can be a residence. Depending on the region, climate, materials available, etc. residential housing can come in many shapes and forms. Especially in the last few years, designers have gone above and beyond to create something not only special, but that is re-purposed, recycled, or environmentally friendly.
and in doing some research on creative modern design I ran into some pretty cool articles! You know those big old metal shipping containers that get thrown away? would you ever consider living in one? I highly doubt it, but I hope this changes your mind!
This home is located in Savannah, Georgia. It is an 800 sq.ft home featuring 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and an open concept kitchen.
Do you see how sleek and modern this is! It is warm, bright, and inviting. Everything a shipping container isn’t!
Here is another shipping container house located in Redondo Beach. At first glance it looks like a traditional California beach side mansion. But when you look a little closer, you see this is a much more complex and thought out design.
Would you ever think a shipping container off of a boat or train could have curb appeal!?
They cut no corners in the details of this house, even making certain walls open up to the outdoor space. What an incredible entertainment space, where there is always something for the guests to look at and talk about.
Here is another shipping container house in Quebec, Canada. It is a 3,000 sq.ft 4 bedroom house made up of 7 shipping containers. Pieced together like a puzzle, pretty cool huh?
This container house built in Spain is made up of four containers. It is a little over 2,000 sq.ft and took 6 months to build. Completely constructed with a budget of 140,000 Euros! It is colorful, light, open, and very practical.
This shipping container house is located in Mojave Desert. I think they have done a beautiful job in taking something industrial and making it fit into its landscape. It is so easy to look at, and really takes a minute to see the metal containers. I also love how the containers are giving the ceilings a clean, unique, and textured look.
This Flagstaff, Arizona home was made from six different shipping containers!
An open floor plan, concrete floors, and walnut accents make this such a warm and inviting space. I think this is the most convincing interior. You would never know it was made from shipping containers from the inside except for a couple of exposed walls, really cool!
Well I hope this opens your minds to the possibilities of what YOUR home could be. Always look at modern and new building techniques, you never know what might fit your lifestyle perfectly!