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The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020

Denver Shipping Container Home

Spanning 3,000 square feet, this shipping container home in Denver, Colorado, has an industrial aesthetic with rustic elements. Inside, a massive double-height great room is the core of the space.

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A shipping container house in the desert

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020
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Measuring 2,969 square feet, this three-bedroom, four-bath home was designed by engineer Jorge Salcedo and Colombian architect Gregorio Baquero around two stacks of shipping containers with an expansive area in the middle. The first floor features a large, four-car industrial level workshop—with electric vehicle charging—while the upper floors house the living spaces. The house sits at an angle in line with the mountain range to the south so that the sprawling front balcony and main room enjoy striking views. Read more, this way.

A light-filled shipping container house that cost just $36K to build

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020Courtesy of Alternative Living Spaces

Targeting people who want a backyard unit to use for rental income or anyone looking to use a shipping container as a guesthouse or primary residence, Las Vegas-based Alternative Living Spaces builds luxury shipping containers that maximize on space. Each home starts at $36,000, includes the shipping container, and can be completely customizable. Most units feature a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, some sort of work and dining space, and a living room that converts into a sleeping area. Read more, over here.

Devil’s Corner

Architecture firm Culumus designed the facilities for Devil’s Corner, a winery in Tasmania, Australia, from repurposed shipping containers. Beyond a tasting room, there’s a lookout tower where visitors can take in the surrounding scenery.

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020

An airy shipping container house rich in glass and greenery

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020River & Rain via Designboom

Bandladesh architecture firm River & Rain designed this shipping container house—dubbed Escape Den—as a sophisticated reimagining of the medium. The house is built from four shipping containers arranged at various angles on a steel frame. Each of the containers sits on its own level, creating a series of plant-strewn terraces and stairs that lead from one volume to the next.

A shipping container house with a green roof

The 5 best shipping container houses of 2020
Photo by Studio Edwards

This project from Melbourne-based Studio Edwards has perched connected shipping containers on a hillside on the Surf Coast in Wye River, Victoria. Dubbed House 28, the weekend retreat in southeastern Australia was designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating three 20-foot shipping containers sourced from nearby Port Melbourne and set on steel silts anchored in concrete piles.


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