Want to take a peek at some awesome container homes? If you’re planning to have one, then this lineup of cool container homes will give you ideas, inspiration, and more!
Amazing Design Ideas For Container Homes
Container homes are becoming more and more popular nowadays. Although building a home from a shipping container was once unimaginable for me, it’s a concept that a lot of people were actually into. Now I’m not so surprised with all the amazing design ideas I have seen and it just keeps getting even better. What’s even more amazing is the cost it takes to build one is the fraction of the cost it takes to build a regular home. If you’re still unconvinced, here’s a collection of container homes you will swoon over–see it, to believe.
1. Elegant Modern Container Home
If you’re not a fan of straight lines in the modern home design, this simple yet elegant container home might change your mind. For those who love the outdoors, you’ll definitely dig this design–and yes, you can cut through cargo containers for your glass walls.
2. Luxury Shipping Container Home
Small home designs are getting more and more recognition with the need for sustainability and economy. Economy, you say? Then a cargo container home is for you! Take a tour of the amazing interior of this container home design here for inspiration.
3. Modern Container Beach House
Beach houses and holiday homes should not cost you thousands of dollars to build when you won’t be staying in them all year-round. A container beach house should be a pretty good investment that won’t break the bank. You can check out the other features or the interior of this container home here and be surprised.
4. Modern Design Container Home
Made from four shipping containers, this modern shipping container design looks like a sculpture. Any stylish homesteader can take this one as design inspiration for an elegant yet low maintenance home.
5. House Built With 5 Cargo Containers
This couple amazingly built this stunning house from 5 shipping containers. Take a tour inside their container home here and get inspiration for your own project.
6. Container Home And Studio
I certainly love how this design managed to retain the original exterior of the cargo container, giving it a rustic feel. But wait till you see inside’s homey and sweet vibe.
7. Shipping Container Guest House
With this guest house design, your guests will definitely feel at home with the privacy of a separate dwelling. Watch out! They might stay a few more days beyond their scheduled leave. View the interior of this container guest house and you’ll see what I mean.
8. Tiny Scale Shipping Container House
Even a single container home can provide you with the amenities of a regular home. Check out the interior of this container home as design inspiration for your own project.
9. Alterra Glamping Shipping Container Home
So you like the outdoors but dare not sleep on the ground? Build a long-lasting camp house without the expense with a shipping container. Check out how the interior was done for more ideas here.
10. Tiny Container Home
With this design idea for a container home, what really matters is the inside. View the interior of this unit and be surprised of the possibilities of a container home. Don’t you find it cozy and welcoming too?
11. Container Guest House With Eco Roof
No room for a guest house and a garden around a small yard? Take this container idea for a guest house with an eco-roof. This surely is sustainability and economy at its best. Take a tour of this container home here to get ideas for your own container home.
12. Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House
Inexpensive and stylish, this container house is simple yet luxurious. This design for a container home is simply perfect in a lakeside or the mountain where the view will be just as cool as this home.
13. Stylish Cargo Container Home
This container home design totally had me going wow! You know it’s built with cargo containers but the transformation is amazing!
14. Modified Sea Container Home
If you don’t want traces of a shipping container to reflect in your home’s exterior, you can definitely apply paint or conventional wall to better suit your taste. Isn’t this container home design just perfect?
15. Container Studio With A Garage
Do you want a single or two-car garage? Check out this design for a container studio that may well be your home too!
16. Rustic Container Country House
‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, indeed in this shipping container farmhouse. Check out the interior of this humble unit that rivals those of conventional homes which cost thousands of dollars to build.
17. Nomad Tiny Shipping Container Home
Now, isn’t this the cheeriest container home you’ve seen? Wait till you see the rest of the house and be endeared to a simple and low-cost unit such as this!
Want the basics in building a shipping container home? Just check this infographic!
As with anything else, there are advantages, disadvantages, downsides and plus sides. Building your home, or any homestead structure for that matter, with recycled materials like a shipping container, is not problem-free. Well, it sure didn’t stop a lot of homesteaders from trying their hand at it!
Want to see more? Check out the most amazing shipping container homes from Grig Stamate:
There you go, homesteaders! Home and building ideas using shipping and cargo containers. With shipping containers, you can build a home extension, a guest house, or an entire home. Now you know you can recycle shipping containers into your dream home without costing you a fortune!
Which container home got your attention right off the bat? Let us know in the comments below!
A true blue homesteader like you will definitely dig these design ideas for self-sustaining homes!
This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.