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Shipping Container House

How to Convert Five Shipping Containers Into a Cozy Modern Home

By • Mar 31, 2011

Debbie Glassberg is the owner of the Home Contained, a 2,600 square foot modern container residence located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, that was built with five 40 foot shipping containers.

The final result is quite impressive: the home has comfortable living spaces, a green roof, geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar.


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Shipping Container Guest House by Jim Poteet

By • Feb 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Texas architect Jim Poteet had never worked with a container himself until Stacey Hill approached him about transforming one into a playhouse and a guest house.

Located in the San Antonio artists community, the house, made from a standard 40-foot shipping container (320 sq ft), stands in the backyard of renovated warehouse where the client lives.


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Eco-Friendly Crossbox House by CG Architectes

By • Feb 2, 2011

The Crossbox by French Architect firm Clément Gillet Architectes is an eco-friendly prefabricated single family residence (1,120 sq ft) located in Pont Péan, France.

The house has been made by recycling old shipping containers and making them livable.


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Week End House 2+, a Container House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt

By • Jan 20, 2011

Weekend House 2+, a Container House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt (10)

Jure Kotnik has designed this two story 300 square foot container house for one of his clients located in Trebnje, Slovenia.

There are some big benefits to this type of construction: very low end-price compared to traditionally built houses, assembled within a few days, easy to move and eco-friendly to name a few.


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