Shipping containers may be extremely affordable, but that doesn’t mean they are used only to transport materials, as these living spaces prove. Continue reading to see more. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Illy House

Despite looking suspiciously similar to a shipping container, this sustainable home opens up at the push of a button. All the staples of a luxurious pad are in place: bed, flatscreen TV, kitchen, living room, and even a library.

Shipping Container City

If “less is more” is your personal motto, then check out these nifty modular shipping container homes (London), which “enables construction times and cost to be reduced by up to half that of traditional building techniques while remaining significantly more environmentally friendly.”