6 stylish container homes that won't break the bank

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As one of the most unique and intriguing ways to build a house, shipping containers are an original, inexpensive abode, offering a range of interesting stylistic options and details. Due in part to the high demand for low-cost housing around the world, these shipping containers became popular in the 1960s and have ebbed and flowed in popularity ever since. As these innovate homes are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity, we’ll today be checking out 6 stylish and sophisticated container houses that are sure to impress and that won't cost you a fortune!

Able to be modified and designed to suit the exact specifications of the container’s future occupants, this low-cost option is sustainable and relevant to a whole host of circumstances. As so many containers tend to sit unused as scrap, re-purposing means they are great for the environment as well. Want to see which 6 container dwellings made the cut? Check them out below!

1. Big and bold

The first container home we will look at, is actually several containers that have been fashioned together to form a cohesive abode. Distinctive and boasting contemporary aesthetics, this dwelling is sustainability with a modern touch.

Ground level

With plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, this property is an entertainer’s dream! By taking a look at the 1st floor plan, we can see that the home features a living room, kitchen and dining room. Moreover, the master bedroom is situated on the first floor, which means the dwelling can be transformed into a bed and breakfast suite if required.


Upstairs we see the definite shape and form of a container, which has been converted to offer two bedrooms that would suit children or guests. There is also an additional bathroom, for added convenience and practicality. Althought this is an utterly innovative and fun design, we can see that the architects kept functionality at the forefront. 

2. White fortress

Unique, original and bursting with creativity, this home boasts three floors and a birch-clad interior – certainly not what we expect from a repurposed shipping container!

3. Yin and Yang

A yin and yang of contrasting hues, this charming abode is full of character and offers its owners a multi-purpose design. Part dwelling, part café, this home is novel and makes the most of its surprisingly spacious interior.

4. Exciting colours

Eye-catching, attention-grabbing and adorable, these containers have been transformed into a guesthouse for holidaying visitors. Situated in South Korea, the residence offers individualised hues to each suite, as well as ample outdoor living space.

With sleeping and living space upstairs, the communal downstairs area is a place for guests to mingle, socialise and enjoy each other’s company.

5. Orange and white

Next up we take a peek at an elegant design that maximises natural light and illumination. Here we see the architects have installed large sliding doors and windows, which boost the luminosity within, and add to a sense of integration with the scenic landscape. Utilised as a weekend home, the property is both chic and functional. Thanks to the colour scheme and use of natural materials, this container is cheerful and inviting.

6. Modern

Last, but definitely not least, we take a stroll in the lush surroundings that house this impressive container dwelling. Practically unrecognisable due to the exterior cladding, the abode is luxurious, opulent and boasts all the necessary modern amenities.

These stunning container homes provide something for everyone, and it just goes to show that: you can make an unbelievable home with very little money!

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