Proof that Shipping Container Homes Can Be Beautiful

Proof that Shipping Container Homes Can Be Beautiful

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 7, 2015

In recent years, many architects, in search of more sustainable building materials, have turned to shipping containers. But we've never seen a shipping container house quite as beautiful as this one.

This 2,600 square foot Kansas City house was created by combining five metal shipping containers (and some really beautiful ceiling paneling). The owner, former toy designer Debbie Glassberg, built the house as a sort of prototype, to inspire others with the possibilities presented by container building.

And inspire she did. We love the exposed sides of the shipping containers in the living room, which celebrate the home's unusual materials. Painting the walls a Tiffany blue keeps everything from feeling too industrial.

To see more photos of the home's interior and read more about its construction, visit Debbie's website at Home Contained. You can also check out some previous Apartment Therapy coverage of the house, which includes lots of photos of the exterior and the construction process.

via The Designer Pad

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