Shipping containers are great for transporting things, storage, and apparently, they’re also great for building livable homes, as well as offices. We’ve rounded up five mind-blowing examples for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

5. Shipping Container Guest House

Featured here is a single shipping container used to create an awesome guest house. Spanning 360 square feet, this is the perfect solution for anyone with a backyard looking to add a small guest house for extended family and friends. This particular shipping container guest house was designed by the folks at Poteet Architects, and features a clean, contemporary interior.

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4. Backyard Container Office

Bay area based designer and build Stephen Schoup’s design firm building Lab Inc. have just finished creating their new backyard headquarters. This L-shaped building was of coursed constructed from an old shipping container along with several other leftover materials they had lying around, making it an extremely sustainable project. The office space literally resides in the backyard which also creates a nice courtyard space between the main residence and the work space.

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3. $40,000 Container Home

Proving that design can still be done on a budget, this San Jose, Costa Rica based residence was constructed using only two 40 feet used shipping containers, and a rather modest $40,000 budget. As we previously mentioned the dwelling consists of two used shipping containers raised off the ground spanning a cozy 1,000 square feet.

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2. Maison Container Home

Nestled in the countryside of France is this shipping container residence known as ‘Maison Container Life.’ Designed by French architect Patrick Partouche, this single family home incorporates eight different units stacked on top of one another to form an incredible home. The containers used for construction were delivered by trucks and took three days to build with the use of a large crane. All in all, the residence spans around 2,238 square feet of living space.

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1. Shipping Container Office

The original concept for the Box Office was introduced black in 2009, and in 2010 the project was completed as a collaboration between Distill Studio and Truthbox. The project consists of 12 different office spaces constructed from a total of 32 shipping containers residing in Providence, Rhode Island.

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