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8 eye-catching shipping container homes

Feb. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
M2ATK Container House

Photo: M2ATK

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M2ATK Container House

M2ATK, Mexico

No matter how hard they try to blend in, shipping container homes, at their core, are exceedingly hip. Mexican designer M2ATK’s Container House plays up the hip factor with winning results. Custom-designed for an artist craving both inspiration and relaxation, each stacked container in the three-story structure has a specific purpose: live, sleep and work. It looks a bit modernist stark, but the home is fully tricked-out with a bathroom, kitchen, climate control systems and other necessities of a conventional dwelling.