Smart Modular Shipping Container Homes Feel Bright & Spacious


From simple single-container models to stylish four-bedroom residences, the portable shipping container homes by Nova Deko Modular Home Solutions sometimes show off the crates as a main architectural element and sometimes disguise them. But either way, these homes are affordable, fast to manufacture, and sometimes arranged in interesting configurations to maximize space. Shipping Container Homes 2Shipping Container Homes 3

The tiniest 1-bedroom models, consisting of a single container, are dubbed ‘granny flats’ since they’d be so easy to plop into your backyard as a guest house or mother-in-law apartment. You might imagine that a home made of just one (recognizable) shipping crate would feel cramped and dark, but check out the ‘Monaco,’ above. Its living space doubles as a bedroom, and large glass doors bring the outdoors in. Shipping Container Homes 4Shipping Container Homes 5

Another design inserts a 40-foot shipping container into a wooden terrace structure that adds extra living space and gives it a more dynamic look on the exterior, while a third stacks one container on top of the other in a perpendicular arrangement to make use of the roof space and create a sheltered overhang below. The homes start at as low as $23,500. While the company is located in Australia (and only shipping there at this time) their designs reflect an interesting take on shipping container reuse.