4. Redwoods Cabin

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Kam Kasravi’s and Connie Dewitt’s cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains was built using dry-freight containers called Hi Cubes, which are slightly larger than standard sized ones. This allowed them to have high ceilings to make the cabin appear more spacious. Their 2-story cabin has a footprint of 1,200 square feet, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. The units were precut off site, so the house took just 6 hours to assemble on site. more details…

5. Mojave Desert Home

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This luxury desert home was made out of six shipping containers and is located near Joshua Tree, California. Apart from being built from repurposed shipping containers, it also features a number of other green features, such as a steel shade system and a 10,000 gallon water storage tank. The studio is naturally lit with six, 22-inch dimmable solar tubes. The house also features a160-square foot living roof, which was planted with native desert plants and sedums, which are sustained with gray water. more details…