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10 Ways to Use Shipping Containers as Homes

In the last few years, it’s been well-established that shipping containers make awesome, trendy and eco-friendly homes. But for those who still doubt it (or anyone looking for inspiration) here is a list of ten ways in which a shipping container can become a home, ranging from the simplest to the most extravagant.

1. SurfShack

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Affordable Modular Shipping Container Homes

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The modular homebuilders Avante Developments of Edmonton, Canada unveiled their newest offering at this year’s K-Days fair. It is an example of the type of shipping container modular home the company offers. The custom made shipping container homes they offer range from single-family to multi-family units, while they are also offering solutions for shipping container office spaces, hotels and restaurants. The units they offer can easily be transported to almost anywhere.
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Shipping Container Architecture Helping to Solve Homelessness

The ease of using shipping containers to build homes, and the speed with which such homes can be constructed makes them a prime choice when developing housing for the homeless. But far from being poorly made, these homes offer all the comforts of a traditionally constructed house. Below are three examples of affordable homes to house the homeless that had been constructed out of shipping containers.

Housing for the Homeless in Brighton

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Eco-Hotel Made of Bamboo

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Bamboo is proving to be a great addition to the sustainable architecture arsenal and this tree house design, developed by the collective Penda of Beijing proves it yet again. The treehouse design was created for the AIM Legend of Tent competition. In the event that the design does end up being constructed, it could well become one of the most eco-friendly hotels out there.
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Urban Farm Made of Shipping Containers

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The Hive-Inn City Farm is a concept developed by OVA studios, which aims to bring vertical farming to New York City. The structure will be built using recycled shipping containers, and will be modular and highly adaptable.
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Awesome Shipping Container Homes in New York City

The stackable nature of shipping containers allows them to be used, among other things, to build homes in very small spots. One area where this comes in very helpful is in cities where available space is scarce. Given the housing crisis in cities across the globe, shipping container homes are a great way to offer affordable housing. Read on for a few creative examples of shipping containers used to build homes in NYC.

Brooklyn Family Home

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