Amazing shipping container homes

Amazing shipping container homes

Millions of empty shipping containers sit just waiting to be used for other purposes. Architects are turning them into utilitarian masterpieces.


12 Container House

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  • Beds and baths: 4 and 2
  • Square feet: 4,000

Take a dozen shipping containers, stack ’em, add floor-to-ceiling windows and you get this huge 4,000 square foot, loft-like structure.

The 12 Container House, as it is cleverly called, was designed by architect Adam Kalkin and built in 2004 on a piece of property in Blue Hill, Maine.

There are three bedrooms upstairs and a guest room on the ground floor. Other amenities include two steel staircases, two fireplaces, a breakfast bar and radiant in-floor heating.

Want to see what it’s like to live there? You can rent out the 12-container house for $6,000 to $10,000 a week, according to the architect’s web site.

Related: Make a container your home for less than $185,000


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