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8 eye-catching shipping container homes

By: Matt Hickman on Feb. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
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Container House

Leger Wanaselja Architects, Berkeley, Calif.

Living in three, 40-foot refrigerated (instant insulation!) shipping containers has never looked so, well, normal as the Container House from Leger Wanaselja Architects. The 1,350 square-foot, three-bedroom Bay Area abode features green bells and whistles throughout including bamboo flooring, dual-flush toilets, wool carpeting and EnergyStar appliances. Because of its traditional (but far from staid) appearance, this beauty is the ideal place to shock new houseguests with the news that “Surprise! You’re standing in a repurposed shipping container!”