Contain this!

What is your dream home? It could be a mansion, cottage, beach house, or city loft. I’m going to let you in on a little secret…my/our (Ian is totally in agreement with this) dream home is…drumroll please…a container home!

Now, you may ask what is a container home? Retired shipping containers are being repurposed and converted into homes, workshops, treehouses, and still storage units (but on land). The last I heard we would be able to build an 8 foot wall around the equator with all the shipping containers – two times! Why not make them useful?

shipping containers stacked

I am a huge fan of color, and I find these containers absolutely stunning. The possibilities are endless.

Javi C photo of shipping containers

Having a home that is completely customizable is what I want. As children we both loved playing with lego toys and it seems fitting that this would be the style home that we now want, one that we can make totally ours. Not only are they super intriguing but you can also determine the cost of your home since the containers are relatively affordable.

modern shipping container home

See the rest of this particular home tour at Inhabitat. What do you think? Would you ever consider this?

If you are not entirely sold check out this awesome video from Dwell – it features a couple who used shipping containers within their home.View the video here: Contained[ width=”550″ height=”339″]



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