8 Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

The humble shipping container continues to inspire those seeking a quick and affordable way to create simple modern dwellings. Modular, prefabricated and often described as 'sustainable' (well OK, maybe if you are recycling a container that would otherwise be at the end of its useful life), it is a particularly popular build solution for studios, temporary housing and summer homes. Here are 8 of the best.

1. (above) Art studio in the woods in Amangsett, New York by MB Architecture (via Dezeen).

2. The Cordell House in Texas by developers Katie Nichols and John Walker in partnership with architect, Christopher Robertson. More>>

3. Accommodation unit by Container City at Cove Park, an artist retreat centre on the west coast of Scotland. Sliding glass doors lead out onto a decked balcony that extends over a lake with beautiful views of Loch Long.

4. Lakeside holiday retreat in Sri Lanka designed by Damith Premathilake. (Image: Logan Photography). More>>

5. Container House in Spain by James Mau Arquitectura and Infiniski.

6. Numen container home Texas. (Image: Jill Hunter)

7. Summer residence in Sardinia. More>>

8. The garden retreat and guesthouse of Stacey Hill who lives in a San Antonio artists' community. Designed by architect Jim Poteet. More>>

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There's a great company in Aldridge called S Jones Containers who adapt and engineer shipping containers. I'm not aware of them doing any residential adaptations, but when I visited them in the winter they were busy preparing a temporary mexican restaurant for the Olympics made out of shipping containers. Might be worth keeping an eye on.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Carins

Thanks Daniel. I'll look out for them. I'd love to have a go at this type of project myself if only we had the space to build!

August 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterHelen

The first studio looks like an idyllic getaway "cubicle" for an introvert like that.

The container home in Texas has some nice chairs, but I know one with a similar design but much more contemporary

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Well, I guess the link didn't go through. It's the Zulu chair by Brabbu. In case it wasn't blocked on purpose, here it is again?

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

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