Hard To Believe These 17 Beautiful Homes Were Made From Shipping Containers

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Upcycled homes are becoming a new rage among home builders that want something eco-friendly, stylish and unique. Nowadays you can find upcycled tiny homes, earthships, and other various examples of the environmentally conscious construction movement. Here is an upcycled home style that makes use of large shipping containers, which happen to provide plenty of security and only start at $2,000 to build.

Introducing the shipping container home!

People are taking these containers, and using a little ingenuity to transform them into comfortable living spaces.

Some are even creating elaborate villas from an otherwise crude and brutish item.

In the right environment, this space easily opens up to allow for a more natural, outdoors feeling experience.


The shipping containers are easily stacked to create multiple floors.

They can even be made to act as a bunker style home.

You can add containers easily as your family expands.

These homes can be made to be quite spacious feeling. The garage doors are a nice touch.

Why not get carried away? A container mansion isn’t too much to ask.

Swimming pools are easy to install.

You can even get your permaculture on and create a shipping container ecosystem.

With the near limitless customizability and low cost, who can argue with this upcycling trend?

The following are some of the most beautiful examples of elaborate shipping container homes.