1. The WFH House - Wuxi, China
Arcgency, an architecture firm from Copenhagen, designed this WFH House, which is the ultimate green property. The house is made from three stacked shipping containers and has been clad with sustainable bamboo. The design is rounded off with permeable paving, solar cells on the roof, and a rainwater collection system.
2. The Sleeping Around B&B (Portable!)
This creatively named portable hotel is owned by a Belgium-based company. At the time of writing, the hotel is located in Antwerp, but it moves regularly. The B&B is made of six container units, four of which are used as bedrooms, with the others serving as a lounge/breakfast area and a sauna.
3. The De Maria Beach House
This stylish, modern Redondo Beach House was created by De Maria Design. The Redondo Beach House is a luxury property made from eight prefabricated shipping containers, although the designer did use some traditional construction materials too. The house features everything you would expect from a luxury property, including a pool! According to the builders, the shipping containers are almost completely indestructible, and are resistant to fire, termites and mold.
4. The All Terrain Cabin, Canada
The All Terrain Cabin was built by the Bark Design Collective. The project was intended as a showcase for sustainable building, and it is quite an impressive project. Capable of hosting a family of four plus a household pet, the cabin is portable, assembles quickly, and offers 480 square feet of living space. It is designed to provide a full range of home comforts and allow off-grid living.
5. Mr Wu's Container House - Taiwan
Most of the other properties on this list are one-off properties created by well-off designers or big companies, but there are real people living in shipping containers too. Mr Wu is one of many villagers living on Dragon Mountain in a rural part of Taiwan. He lives out of a shipping container, and makes a living maintaining a tobacco patch. His rusty shipping container may not look impressive from the outside, but he reclaimed and converted it himself, and his adventures are chronicled online.
6. YMCA's Affordable Housing Project in London
The YMCA has received planning permission to run two affordable housing projects in Waltham Forest, London. The project will turn shipping containers into low-cost housing, which will be rented out at a cost of £75 a week. Each converted shipping container will feature a small housing area with a bed, TV, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Could shipping containers be the answer to the housing crisis?
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