24 Gorgeous Shipping Container Homes

Anyone who's looking to buy a house can tell you that they aren't cheap. Unfortunately, wages can't keep up with the rising cost in housing; and Generation Y, whose members are at the prime age for first time home buying, are drowning in student loan debt. America is in desperate need of affordable housing.

Enter the ubiquitous shipping container. Shipping containers typically cost between $1800 and $5000 depending on their size. They're readily available for purchase and virtually indestructible (e.g. fireproof, waterproof, built to handle heavy loads, etc.) They can easily be stacked and welded together to form multi-story homes. They're sturdy as all get out, and can handle just about anything thrown at them. However, just like any other structure, container homes do have some disadvantages. Do your research before making a commitment.

Until then, here are some stunning container homes to add to your idea board.

Containers of Hope

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San Antonio Guest House

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Casa El Tiemblo

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The Redondo Beach House

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The Flagstaff Container Home

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The San Diego Container Home

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Crossbox House

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RDP House

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Zigloo Domestique Complete

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The 12 Container House

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Six Oaks Shipping Container Residence

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The 2011 Sunset Idea House

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Manifesto House

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The Beach Box

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Coromandel Beach House

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Canon City Container Cabin

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Hybrid House

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Quik House

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Cove Park

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Casa Incubo

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Colorado Shipping Container Home

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Jaora Shipping Container House

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Maison Container Lille

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Huiini Container House

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