5. Zigloo Domestique


This Canadian home was built out of eight 20-foot shipping containers and measure 2,000 square feet. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and also features a salvaged exterior staircase. The owners estimate that using shipping containers to build this home saved seventy trees. more details…

6. Cordell House


This Houston, TX 1,858 square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. In addition to using four recycled shipping containers to construct it, the builders also incorporated other recycled and sustainable materials into the building process, such as using SIPs, bamboo floor, and building the driveway using the FilterPave system (made of 70-80 percent post-consumer recycled glass, 20-30 percent granite, and a polymer binder). The home was designed by Christopher Robertson and developed by Numen Development, L.P.

7. Adriance House


This sprawling home, designed by architect Adam Kalkin, is located in Maine and was created out of twelve recycled 40 foot shipping containers. The home uses the containers for supporting a glazed glass structure that encircles the home. The containers make up the two side walls of the two-story home, the ground floor of which contains the kitchen and an open plan living area. The bedrooms are on the first floor, which is accessible via two steel staircases. more details…

8. WFH House by Arcgency


This Nordic style home is made of three shipping containers and is located in Wuxi, China. The shipping containers used to construct this home were left in pretty much the original condition, with only the openings for windows and doors cut into them. The containers were, however, well insulated and covered in bamboo. The roof, which effectively connects the three containers and covers the main living area, is also covered in skylights, letting in plenty of natural daylight. more details…