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Five Inspiring Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container homes have become a very popular trend in architecture.

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A desert home by Cumulus Studio in Apslawn, Tasmania

In recent years we have seen more and more architects and developers move towards green initiatives, such as sustainable homes made of recycled bottles, to entire neighborhoods with rooftop gardens.

Shipping container homes are probably my favorite trend in terms of recycled materials in design, because they have almost become their own category of architecture.

Shipping containers are huge, made of dense metal, and sometimes only used once and then dumped into the ocean. I don’t know exactly who invented the idea of repurposing these containers into homes, but ever since then people have been dreaming up all kinds of home designs and concepts utilizing these metal boxes.

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Here are five inspiring shipping container home designs, in case you decide to build a modern eco-friendly home any time soon.

shipping container homesA cliffside home by Studio H:T in Nederland, Colorado

shipping container homesThe Crossbox House, by CG Architects, in Pont-Pean, France

shipping container homesThe Caterpillar House, by Sebastian Irarrazaval, in Santiago, Chile

shipping container homesManifesto House, by James and Mau Arquitectura, in Curacavi, Chile

shipping container homesA studio home, by Maziar Behrooz Architecture, in Long Island, New York

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