Eco-Friendly House Made From Shipping Containers


When you think of a house made out of shipping containers, you would probably imagine an ugly and out-of-the-ordinary design that simply doesn’t spell home for you. That’s not the case. Here you have a good example of a unique and good taste design used in a home built from 2 shipping containers.
The eco-friendly house uses two 20 square meters recycled shipping containers, as part of a Savannah project, which sought to deliver a comfortable and cheap place to live. Designed as a single couple one-story residence, it provides everything that a modern downtown apartment would, but for a more decent low budget.
Wood is mainly used for the blend in eco-friendly concept. Glass completes the image and feeling of hospitality, as the sliding see-through door after the neatly crafted wooden terrace, invites you in.
The containers had large portions of their edges cut off to let extra room for partitioning of the space. The indoor space is much larger than you would imagine. Cleverly decorated, it combines the kitchen with the dining and living room into one big inviting area. The bedroom is separated via a tiny lobby, but there is a glass-door that leads to the back terrace.





26 Responses to “Eco-Friendly House Made From Shipping Containers”

  1. Katrina Parker says:

    I’m in Savannah! I want a tour! Please!!!!!

  2. sarina says:

    why you use so expensive floor and another stuff in this cheap space ?

    • Joe Snuffy says:

      Expensive? The floor looks like reclaimed barn wood to me. Saves a lot of money vs buying new flooring.

    • venicementor says:

      Actually, the wood you see, may be the existing floor of the shipping container. I used to have one with a great wood floor that needed some TLC.

  3. Ivan says:

    Such habitat is more harmful to human health even living in a cave. Metal box or cage disrupts Earth’s natural magnetic fields leading to a bad distribution of DNA …

    • Heather says:

      Ivan, please tell me you aren’t responsible for any children, pets, or the elderly.

    • Richard says:

      I am in alternative health care… and that is still one of the most inane comments I have ever read. Bad distribution of DNA???? Do you have any understanding of biology at all? Every single cell in the body has a full complement of your DNA. Please tell me how it can be “redistributed.” And metal is as natural a substance on this earth as wood or stone or clay/dirt, but it disrupts the entire Earth’s “natural magnetic field”?? That makes about as much sense as Pluto and Jupiter affecting our gravitation. It just makes NO sense.

    • REDACTED says:

      Nonsense! Living in containers doesn’t lead to bad distribution of DNA… Living in metal containers is great! I can take off the tinfoil hat when I get home and relax knowing that the government-alien collective can’t rewrite my DNA with the radio waves they beam into my head. So nice to have the voices stop telling me to…wait… your ONE of THEM! Spreading lies to trick us into staying in wodden houses where your mind controls broadcasts can take over our brains!!!! WELL I WILL NOT LET YOU CONTROL MY MIND YOU ALIEN! I’m going to live in my giant metal box house and plot your downfall. So there.

  4. bea says:

    really nice …. but where to sleep??

  5. Simone says:

    I think that I don’t want to live in a house like this in the summer when there is a heatwave or something..

  6. Roy says:

    I bet there’s a million homeless families that could use one hone like this!

  7. Deb says:

    That’s hilarious. Oh boy. . .

  8. Diane says:

    I love this. Speaking for my age group, im 65. Theres a lot of us who have NO intentions of remarring and we down size a lot. I’m not good with math but it appears you could put up three of these compared to one house, so saving land, safer community. The person who asked you why put in wood floors in a cheap place, firstly theres nothing cheap looking about it at all, and secondly i live in an apt and have painted, put in light fixtures, vanity, wallpapered, more. When told im crazy for putting so much in an apt, i say, cause it’s my home. I had a “real house” lost it, so i feel if you can’t make where your at home you are lost. I wish i could invest, you have a wounderful product.

  9. doberman says:

    how exactly is this eco-friendly?… it’s a friggin couple of good looking metal boxes in the middle of the forest… no solar panels, no botanical-cell, not even decent insulation…. people need to see further than just the appearance…. jeeesh… looks nice but doesn’t work… and who the hell writes the text in these articles…

    • Lisa says:

      Eco-friendly: what would have been a GIANT piece of garbage, is now being repurposed. It’s called upcycling. It saves on space in landfills, and the resources it would take to disassemble the shipping container just to get it small enough to scrap it.

      Additionally, if we repurpose items that already exist, we save the planet from the cost of manufacturing new materials, and then transporting them. What cost is that? The fuel burned to mill new wood, to create new beams for a structure that is now only HALF new materials. If you choose to claim that this article is wrong, that the owner of the home isn’t helping to reduce their carbon footprint, then maybe you should look at what it means to be an over-consumer of manufactured goods.

  10. doberman says:

    ”wood is mainly used for the blend-in eco-friendly-concept…” i think you meant metal….

  11. Echo says:

    nice, but i would like to see a floor plan…

  12. carrie says:

    imagine the breeze after opening the container doors and the raised roof with windows and ceiling fans.

  13. vijay says:

    God bless you

  14. WinterInAK says:

    It isn’t cheaper than a stick – built home. (My husband researched it) However, I can’t deny the allure of the recycling aspect. Neat! I’d love one!

  15. Rusty Cable says:

    Love it just bought land to do something similar, Eco friendly there not melting down the container or cutting trees down no foot print of house later can be moved easily , natural light , simple non wasteful life style love it can’t wait to do it congrats to builders for doing something that makes a differance but if they just did it cause it’s cool the ok too

  16. Carmen says:

    Good Homes Design, please verify more carefully your articles. There is no such thing as 20 square meters containers. Those are 20′ dry containers, the floor space is 13.85 sq. meters. The concept is great and the recycling of containers a very solid initiative.

  17. michael says:

    shipping containers are made with hardwood flooring looks to me likem they just refinished the exhisting wood

  18. Theresa says:

    So? Does anyone know approximately the costs for such a home. Not counting the land and furnishins? Tyia

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