Surprising 1500 Shipping Containers Turned Into 17 Incredible Homes Blog Cover

Recycled $1500 Shipping Containers Used to Make Stunning Off-Grid Home

Posted By: January 27, 2015 In Featured

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Thinking of making one of your own epic shipping container home? Take a look at some of these incredible homes made from $1500 shipping containers! You wouldn’t think much of these old containers lying around in the shipping yard, but check out what some of these artistic geniuses have done with old $1500 shipping containers; they will blow you away!

We’ve put together the very best houses from around the web, so sit back, relax and enjoy them!


How incredible is this!?

Shipping Container Home 1


Or how about a swimming pool?

Shipping Container Home 2_1


I hope this is big enough for you.

Shipping Container Home 3_01


Best Shipping Container Home Ever…?




We love the roof!

Shipping Container Home 5_02


The original shipping containers have been sprayed blue.

Shipping Container Home 6_01



This one is absolutely colossal!

Shipping Container Home 7_01


Anyone fancy a beach retreat?

Shipping Container Home 8_02


Looks like something from another planet.

Shipping Container Home 9_01


Look at those huge sliding glass doors…

Shipping Container Home 10_02


Oh look another pool with a balcony!

Shipping Container Home 11_01


Could this seriously get any cooler?

Shipping Container Home 12_03


How about a shipping container home in a forest?

Shipping Container Home 13



Did someone say paradise?




The lighting is astonishing.

Shipping Container Home 15



Lovely little beach hut!



Section-Banner-17Love the lighting

Shipping Container Home 17_02

We hope you enjoyed these incredible shipping containers homes. So if you’ve been inspired and are thinking about making our own, why not take a look at our plans?

You can make just about anything from these containers and the best part is they’re recycled so you’re doing a favour for the environment as well; stylish and eco-friendly… sounds like a match made in heaven.

These containers are incredibly strong, as they are made to carry up to thirty tonnes in each one, that’s what makes them so great for building your own house out of them; oh, did I mention they are also flood proof!?

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  1. David Board

    I really enjoyed seeing these container homes. Number 9 I liked the most!

  2. Bobby Ray

    I’d like to know how they are flood proof, exaggerate much. If they’re below the level of the water they aren’t flood proof.

    • Tom

      Hi Bobby,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Not necessarily, they can be entirely flood proof. I have included a video clip here from Todd Miller who built the Graceville Container Home which is flood proof.

      Hope you enjoy it.


      • Akuba Manu

        It should be flood proof and fireproof for $1million dollars. This is not what I think of as alternative type of housing structure. The house is beautiful but he used expensive materials which made the price soar. I want to build a container house but not for $1million dollars.

        • Tom

          Hi Akuba,

          Yeh it’s on the expensive side but this was just to show the other extreme of building shipping container homes! You can also build flood proof container homes for much less. When are you looking to start building 🙂 ?


  3. Eric Blaise

    All the homes in this article are beautiful and exquisitely stunting. I have always had the dream of purchasing old maritime containers and converting them for this very purpose. they make excellent building materials most especially because they are seal coated against the harshest conditions, and the construction is solid.

  4. Vee

    I have a piece of land, there is nothing on it. If I wanted to put/built one of these containers (like #12) maybe even add a porch… Is this legal? Or do I have to get a permits and all that good stuff. I really want to buy one, just not sure where or how to begin the process.

    • Tom

      Hi Vee,

      Sounds amazing! We’ve just published a blog post called ‘how to get started’. If you read this it will help you being the process.


  5. Bri Cheri

    Do we know if there has been any container homes built in Fl? With the weather conditions here I’m intrigued to find out how they did it!

    • Tom

      Yes, there have been several built in FL Bri!

  6. Maria Roach

    I’m wondering, where in Massachusetts can I build this type of home?


    • Tom

      Hi Maria,

      Each planning municipality has their own regulation regarding shipping container homes and building codes and unfortunately I’m not familiar with Massachusetts.

      I would recommend you speak with your local planning office and they will be able to advise you further,