25+ Shipping Container House Plans

February 29, 2016

Container homes are a very popular trend in design and architecture today. Using a storage container as a living area might seem like a wild idea, but you might be surprised at just how practical it can be. Modern shipping container homes are so sophisticated that they even rival the traditional home. You can have everything from a basic house for simple living, to a large, luxurious container estate.




In this article, we focus on these homes, and help you decide whether they are the right choice for you. Of course, these homes have their own special advantages and disadvantages. And we are here to help you decide if this is the proper design idea for you.

This article has been arranged so the shipping container house plans are first, because that is probably what you want to see.

Below the plan information are a number of tips and issues to familiarize yourself with container home plans. This way, you can make good decisions before you spend a lot of money on the containers and getting the contractor help you might need.

Our aim of this article is to help you decide whether you want your own shipping container living space, and how to best go about the design and building process.

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Dozens of Shipping Container House Plans

1 Container Bunkhouse

A very simple design for a cabin or hunting structure. This one goes to show just how basic a container home can be. You don’t need a complicated floor plan or multiple cargo containers to be comfortable.

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

This plan also has a living room and a lounging deck, which isn’t common.

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath

This plan is for a single-level 720 square foot home using two shipping containers. It also includes a 16′ x 60′ porch. The foundation uses a post and pier arrangement. This one makes great use of the design process to maximize interior space.

Two Bedroom Using Two Containers

This plan uses two forty-foot containers places side-by-side and has two bedrooms. Excellent container architecture on this one.

1 Bedroom Single-Container Plans

There are 3 plans here for one-bedroom container spaces. Two are 20 feet long and 8 feet wide, and the last one is 40 feet long and the same width.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

This plan uses 3 containers and has two normal-sized bedrooms with a master bedroom. There is a bathroom for the 2 bedrooms and a master bathroom for the largest bedroom. There are also areas for a study and crafts. This shows just how luxurious a container home can get, and how extensive container home plans can be.

2 Bedroom, One Bath

This house plan is 960 square foot and has 2 bedrooms, a living room, and a dining room.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

This one also has a largish living room, which is 16 x 24. Generally, with a container home, one might not imagine having such a large open space, but this plan has it.

5 Bedroom, 4 Container

This plan uses 4 containers placed next to each other, but with some space between. It has 5 bedrooms, with a family room, living room, study and dining room.

8 Micro Container Homes