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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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Redondo Beach House

DeMaria Design, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

It seems that most multi-shipping container homes make use of only three or four containers. While not cramped by any means, these homes still fall on the petite side when it comes to square footage. The Redondo Beach House from prefab pioneer Peter DeMaria is made from eight shipping containers. This spacious pad (20-foot ceilings and an outdoor lap pool anyone?) in the laidback community of Redondo Beach has garnered a fair amount of mainstream press — including a spot on CNN — and won coveted architectural awards, making it the definitive shipping container trophy home.