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7 Amazing Homes and Offices Built from Shipping Containers

June 24, 2021
Coast Containers

From ski resort hotels, shipping container apartments, shipping container buildings, and even shipping container offices the possibilities are endless! In this blog, we will look at a variety of houses made out of shipping containers. New York City living, tranquil homes in the rainforest, and beach getaways. These beautiful homes made from shipping containers can range from as little as $40,000usd for a small container house in Costa Rica to large ski and yoga resorts. 

With the rise of Airbnb, there are plenty of people around the world creating amazing tiny houses built from shipping containers. A storage container house is great to use as a family vacation home and as a secondary income.

Let’s look at seven different houses built out of shipping containers from around the world, many of which are on Airbnb and available to rent for your next vacation.

Amazing Offices and Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Quadrum Ski & Yoga Resort


Photo courtesy of Quadrum Ski & Yoga Resort

Created by Georgian architect Sandro Ramishviili, this incredible hotel was built in two stages with environmentally friendly materials and has left the landscape untouched. The shipping container architecture at this ski and yoga resort is incredible. 

The hotel features:

  • 21 rooms with panoramic views
  • Two-bedroom suite with Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant with Chef Irakli Dvalidze 
  • Lobby bar
  • Spa with pool, hydro massage, and sauna
  • Yoga, functional training, TRX, and Pilates
  • Conference room

Pointhouse Suites

Pointhouse suites

Photo Courtesy of Airbnb

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia

This modern shipping container studio is set in nature with beautiful ocean views. It was constructed from 2 sea cans with just under 600 sq ft on the main floor and a studio upstairs that can be used as a yoga studio or extra guest room. This amazing tiny home also features a gas fireplace, outdoor BBQ, and hot tub!

Tiny house hosted by The Stewart Settlement

Tiny house hosted by The Stewart Settlement

Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Pleasant Hope, Missouri, United States

This beautiful sea can with a southwest flair boasts a spacious interior, beautifully decorated to relax on a rainy or snowy day, and an amazing outdoor space to enjoy in the sunshine and take in farm life.

NYC Shipping Container Home

NYC Shipping Container Home

Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Brooklyn, New York

Welcome to New York City’s first (legal) home built entirely of recycled shipping containers! Enjoy your privacy in one of NYC’s most unique historical homes. This 320 square foot container is made from an 8 x 40 container with heat and air conditioning. The interior is beautifully furnished and decorated with everything you need. You can also enjoy a front yard and a rooftop patio!

Off-Grid Shipping Container Private Getaway


Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada

Winner of 2016 Best Host Award and interior designed by HGTV superstar and featured in Cottage Life, Toronto Star, MoneySense, CBC radio, Green Energy Doors Open, etc.

This luxury shipping container was built in 2015 out of three cargo containers. Nestled in 140 acres of forest with a private pond and lake for swimming, boating, and fishing! You will never run out of outdoor activities and incredible wildlife!

Containers of Hope


Photo courtesy of Studio Saxe 

San Jose, Costa Rica

Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, this beautiful container home was built with a budget of only $40,000. It was built using two 40’ containers set apart with a cross-section in the middle. The container was cut to make large windows with the scraps used to create the roof.



Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Sea containers house right on the sea! Sit back and relax in this eco-chic shipping container home located right on the ocean near Ensenada in Baja California. It is perfect for couples retreat with a full master bedroom and views of the ocean from every room (hence the name 24/7 Soundwaves Container Home).

Want to Create a Similar Home or Office from a Shipping Container?

Are you ready to design your very own unique shipping container home or maybe you are looking for workspaces and would like a  shipping container office for your backyard? Check out our blog post on “How to Modify a Shipping Container into a Home Office” for more great tips and inspiration.

With so many locations to choose from Coast Containers offer different types and sizes of shipping containers for sale, new and used. If you are interested in learning more about the types of freight containers we offer read our blog post, “What are the Main Types of Shipping Containers” for more information! All of our shipping containers at Coast containers are guaranteed:

  • Wind and watertight
  • Rodent proof
  • Solid floors
  • Doors that open and close

We would be happy to assist you with the process of purchasing your shipping containers for your very own oasis, office or Airbnb. Contact us today to get started! 

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