Containers of Hope home

We are big fans of repurposing cargo containers and converting them into dwellings. What better way to store your most precious cargo – your family, or loved ones – than in a stylish, sustainable home? Here are just a few of our favorites …

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(3, above) The 1000 square foot Containers of Hope home was designed and created a few years ago by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe. The finished product, which stands in San Jose, Costa Rica, cost an incredibly low $40,000.

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Another container home favorite – designed by Boulder, Colorado’s Studio H:T – is the “Container House” (pictured above & directly below). A home that beautifully integrates into its surroundings and  challenges its occupants to be efficient.

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The design features two shipping containers that “saddlebag” a taller common space which connects to the adjacent rock outcroppings and overlooks expansive mountain views. (more photos and details)

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Take one recycled blue shipping container, add: flooring, large windows, a wildflower-filled green roof, a composting toilet and some tastefully selected retro furnishings, and you’ve created one stylishly green guest house. (photos above & below) (more…)