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Would You Live In ... A Shipping Container?

We know it sounds crazy: living in a shipping container is mobile living to the extreme! However, shipping containers continue to grow more and more popular, and you’ll know why when you see the amazing design & remodels of what we once thought of as rusty hunks of metal.

This Redondo Beach, California home is made from 8 prefabricated recycled shipping containers. We’ll call it a modernist castle, the ultimate in home up-cycling. A hail storm might make you wish you had a little extra insulation, but maybe eco-friendly beach living can make up for it?


At even a long glance, it’s hard to believe this house is made from shipping containers! Painted in a mid-century-modern-esque color palette nestled in the woods of Quebec, it’s an impressive sight. The housing is low maintenance and low cost — even when taking into account the cost of full construction and added insulation. Plus, you can feel great about recycling shipping containers that typically have a usage span of only 20 years.


This beautiful home is made from 12 shipping containers, with entire faces of the containers converted into windows for a bright, outdoor feeling. The facade is impressive and inviting, so large you’ll feel like you’re living in an art museum!

Have we convinced you? Do you think you could live in a shipping container home? Let us know in the comments below!


Check out other articles by Rachel here!

For more from Rachel, check out her beautifully curated blog: Handmade Charlotte. You can also follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

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