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Shipping Containers Turned Luxury Homes

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Shipping containers might seem like an unlikely choice for home building material, but architects and designers are breaking the norm and pushing the boundaries of “normal” modern homes.

From single level, minimalist style designs, to multiple story luxury homes, shipping containers can be transformed into the home of your dreams! Because each shipping container can hold up to 30 tons of weight, as many as 7 containers can be stacked on top of one another, for a multi-level modern dream home!

James Whitaker, a designer in London, has been hired by an undisclosed California film producer to create an absolutely stunning shipping container home in the California desert. The home, called The Joshua Tree Residence is set to be built next year on a 90-acre plot of land. The home, resembling a giant white flower unfolding in the stark desert landscape, will be solar powered and will provide tons of natural light and scenic views from the ends of each container. (Featured Image)

Shipping container homes are not only super cool and modern but are incredibly affordable compared to a normal home. A 20ft container can cost between $1,400 to $2,800 and a 40ft container can run from $3,500 up to $4,500. The cost for a 1,000 sq. ft. container house is estimated anywhere from $40,000 to $80,000. One homeowner in Dallas, TX built a 3,700 sq. ft. container home consisting of 14 shipping containers with an estimated total cost to build at around $300,000 to $450,000.

If ultra modern and innovative living is something you’re interested in, whether off the grid or in the city, a shipping container home might be exactly what you need! Not only do these container homes create spacious and open floorplans, but they’re sure to stand out from any other home in your town!

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Sources: Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017,, Architect Designs Incredible House Out of Shipping Containers by, James Gould-Bourn, bored

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