Here at Wimp, we’ve seen some very interesting home designs over the years. From the guy who built a wattle and daub mud hut with his bare hands to the family who lives in a treehouse that looks like a castle, there’s been no shortage of creative people taking their homes to the next level. However, if there’s one design that always comes back around as functional and fashionable, it’s the shipping container.
Why are there so many shipping containers up for grabs? Some are abandoned when a company goes under or finds a new method to transport goods, while others are simply discarded because they are too expensive to send back to their port of origin. As you’ll see from these five homes, there’s no lack of style or comfort when you’re living in a shipping container.
1. The Six Oaks Home.
This 1,200 square foot home was designed by architect David Fenster.
It has some incredible views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The shipping containers aren’t hidden, but meant to be an integral part of the design.
From the outside, it looks like an adult treehouse. What could be better?
2. The El Tiembo House.
It took four 40-foot shipping containers to build this stunning home in El Tiembo, Spain, but you’d never know it from the inside. The master bedroom looks like it belongs in a five-star hotel!
And the living room flows seamlessly to the outdoors. I feel relaxed just looking at it.
3. The Emperor’s Home.
This house in Flagstone, Arizona is so minty green, you’ll swear you’ve landed in Oz.
But don’t be fooled – this place has all the modern conveniences. What I would give for a soak in that tub!
The open-air design lends a touch of grandeur to the space.
And the kitchen? For a galley, there’s nothing claustrophobic about it.
4. The One Container Hideaway. You don’t need a ton of shipping containers to create an epic home. Just look at what they’ve accomplished with only one.
5. The Rustic Retreat. While the houses above have a modern look, this Colorado home proves that when it comes to shipping containers, half the fun is throwing away the rule book.
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