Shipping Containers.. How I adore thee!

I LOVE this design! (The glass would cost more than the containers!)

I LOVE this design! (The glass would cost more than the containers!)

I want to live in one.

A shipping container.  Rather, a home MADE from shipping containers.  And no, you don’t move them around.  Despite being made from objects that are constantly ‘moving’, these are NOT ‘mobile homes’.

Not familiar with this trend? It’s growing like crazy. People are taking shipping containers, (like the ones you see by the docks and on the backs of countless freight trains crossing the country, minus the graffiti of course) and building homes from them.  If it sounds too bizarre for your tastes, you might want to Google this phenomenon.  The homes can end up looking like something Frank Lloyd Wright would have thought up.  (And on the flip side, they can also end up looking like an ugly shipping container that you bought to live in!)  You’ve gotta be careful with your decorating, but hey… lighting can hide a lot of flaws.

You can buy a 300+ square foot container for between 2,000 and 2,500 dollars.  And that’s delivered.  After that, you can pretty much do anything you want to create the finished product.  In the end, you can have a third as much in your home as you would in conventional construction.

Believe me, when all is said and done, it doesn’t HAVE to look like you live in a box.   Let’s build one!