If there's something we're seeing more of it's container projects.  And nothing brings out emotion like a shipping container project.  Some argue that the benefits of using containers for a structure's framework are negligible, if any, while others argue that container projects are too austere.  Or industrial.  Nonetheless, as long as you're building with old containers, we'll likely keep talking about the greener ones.  In the mean time, feel free to review the best of this year (click the text links for more images and information).

Maison IDEKIT Container Home in Quebec


Low Tech Container Retreat in Texas


A Simple Yet Functional Two Container Home in Thailand


Green Shipping Container House in Houston


Creative Use of Container Offices in Unused Warehouse Space


Vibrant Offices Built from 32 Containers in Rhode Island


Four Square Church Parsonage built from Recycled Containers in LA


Corvi Container Cabana in Oregon Backyard


New York City Gets a Containerized Solar Charging Station


New Upcycled Container Cafe in Austin


Note that some of these projects made our list of 62 Innovative Green Homes of 2009.  Also, if you're using containers for a project, whether a house, office, retreat, or otherwise, make sure to let us know.  If it's cool or unique and green, we'll try to share it with other readers …