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28 April 2021

10 luxury container home design ideas

Shipping containers are like the Lego’s of the construction industry, and these are some of the magnificent projects we’ve seen so far:
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When asked about shipping container homes, people often think of off-the-grid residences or guest quarters situated behind the main house. Many people don’t know that they can build luxurious container homes too! In fact, many homeowners around the world have done it before. Here, we’ll take you around the world to show you some amazing residential projects that have utilised recycled shipping containers. May these inspire you to build your own:

Luxury shipping container home design inspirations

Recycled home ‘Casa Reciclada’ in Peru

Made from three shipping containers, the Casa Reciclada offers a comfortable countryside living experience.

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Container Mansion in Denver, Colorado

Made from nine recycled shipping containers, this property boasts a vast floor plan and luxurious industrial style interiors. The property has a common area with a 25ft high ceiling height, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a landscaped garden, and a barbeque station.

Two-storey container home located at 40 Jensen Road, Banyo QLD

Made from two massive shipping containers, this two-storey home features an open living area, four bedrooms, a media room, and three bathrooms. The corrugated metal walls of the shipping container is the main architectural interest inside the house. 

The Boho Box Hop, Ohio

This rural retreat is constructed from two recycled shipping containers, with one cantilevering in a gravity defying angle. The interiors are cosy, but the main highlight of the house is the view of the forest.

Shipping container home in Boulder, Colorado

This captivating container home hid the corrugated walls using weathered, reclaimed timber cladding. It has a rustic mountain cabin vibe outside but with minimalist Nordic interiors.

Off-the-grid Copia Cabin in Western Cape, South Africa

Made from two shipping containers, this luxurious off-the-grid home features private and shared spaces with a picturesque view of the hills and stars.

Single-family shipping container home in Kharkiv, Ukraine

This container home features two kinds of exterior cladding materials, which highlights the two boxes used in the construction of this home.

Triple-storey shipping container home in Jaora St., Brisbane, Australia

Made from 31 boxes, this flood-proof house is the one of the largest container homes in the country. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool, and a gym.

Surf town shipping container home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

This container home mansion features cantilevered containers that exudes charm against the tropical nature of Costa Rica.

Shipping container home in Northern Ireland near the town of Maghera

This minimalist home features breathtaking views of this town’s lush green surroundings and farming lands. The upper floor’s outdoor space cantilevers as it extends outwards.

Frequently asked questions about building shipping container homes

How much does a luxury shipping container cost in Australia?

Shipping container homes are dubbed as an affordable alternative to conventional housing. These structures cost between $30,000 to $300,000.

Is a building permit required to build a luxury shipping container home?

Yes! It is legal to use shipping containers to build a house, you only need council approval. You need to prove that the shipping container home that you are planning to build is structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing, habitable, and in adherence to the local zoning laws. When your project meets these requirements, you will get council and building approval.

Navigating through all the muddle of getting your shipping container home approved for construction, it would be a great idea to get professional help to guide you along. Superdraft can assist. Call us on 1300 936 740 to discuss your project.

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