July 17, 2003

Shipping Container Building

Category: Architecture

Los Angeles: Shipping containers are finding new life as elements in building construction. This New York Times article is particularly inspiring.

Readily available (even on EBay) for a few thousand bucks, recycled containers are incredibly durable, waterproof, and with a good architecht at the helm, remarkably attractive.

Some examples: [penthouse][japan][spartan] [practical][exhaustive list]

Posted by Nick at July 17, 2003 12:44 PM


this is sooo cool. I have long had a dream to build an urban trailer park out of shipping containers. This chick is making things happen, things that I dig very much.

Posted by: sam at July 23, 2003 4:59 AM

I have seen field military bases made out of these in Kosovo. There are different functional modules (dorm, single room, toilet, storage, corridor) and they out them together like a set of giant Lego bricks.

Posted by: David at August 14, 2003 3:20 PM

please email any cheap shipping container
pricing to


tom brandes
senior engineer
power testing corp

Posted by: s ervin edelburg at September 24, 2003 1:19 AM

We have developed a series of attractive modernist / minimalist homes using selected high quality shipping containers.

The designs offered can be varied to accommodate individual tastes.

Posted by: Graeme at February 24, 2004 7:06 PM

Need one one or more cheap containers in Atlanta area for my church to use for permanent onsite storage. Please contact Chris Shiver at
CBS@cernyandivey.com or 770-449-6936 x224

Posted by: Chris Shiver at March 2, 2004 2:39 PM

how cheap r this containers

Posted by: caulcrick jay at April 23, 2004 5:21 PM

I need a set of plans or fabrication cut sheet for a 20' and 40'shipping container. My municipality requires a permit to set up permanent storage.

Posted by: Jim at April 26, 2004 10:59 PM

Check out this site http://www.shipping-container-housing.com
It's a guide on this subject with info about shipping container housing projects, suggestions on building, information about shipping containers and useful resources.

Posted by: Cris at August 30, 2004 2:48 AM