Container Homes

Are you interested in container homes?

Perhaps you’re thinking about a shipping container as temporary, or more permanent accommodation, or just have a passion for more alternative forms of architecture, or modular housing.

Whatever your reasons, welcome aboard!

As a part of our journey into container housing and accommodation we are going to explore a range of container conversions.

Let's Go Container Home Window Shopping...

This is the fun part where you get to identify the features and design elements that you love (or hate) in other peoples container homes and projects, and then try to work out whether they will work in your own conversion.

We will endeavour to lay our hands on some container home plans as well to help you visualise the sizing and layout of your spaces in comparison to existing examples.


Luxury Container Home


Small Modular container home

San Antonio

Off the Grid Container Conversion


Vibrant storage container home


Manifesto Shipping Container Home

Curacavi, Chile

Cargo Container Home


The modular nature of shipping containers means we see them in a variety of exciting and progressive architectural styles as well as in less stylish applications, and then perhaps more importantly as both temporary and emergency housing for those affected by natural disasters.

As a waste product, sitting on the docks of every port of the world, there is no doubt that shipping containers are both a readily available, and affordable building material, as well as being strong, durable and relatively easy to move from place to place.

Insulated Container Home

East Bay, California

Timber Clad Container Home

St. Adele, Quebec

Port-a-Bach Relocatable Home

New Zealand

Building Sustainable Homes

Flagstaff, Arizona

Double Storey Container Home

New Jersey

Double Storey Container Studio

Amagansett, NY

See Vertical Containers in this stylish home

Silver Lakes - South Africa

Shipping Container Pods in Warehouse Apartment

Pacific heights, San Francisco

And by the way, if you’re in the middle of a container conversion or have some photos of a great project that is in your area, we’d love to hear about it.. You can share here, and include your pictures too..

Share Your Container Story

Have you converted (or are in the process of converting) a container into an office, home, or something unique? Or perhaps you've seen a great example in your area. We'd love to hear your story!

What Other Visitors Have Contributed

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Completed Container Conversion - Grenada 
In 2011, I took a used shipping container and turned it into a workspace away from my home that I could use to write and connect with my thoughts. It was …

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