Cool Cargo: Prefab & Shipping Container Home Designs

Building a home is only half the battle – and the easier half when it comes to steep, remote or otherwise complex sites. Prefabrication or cargo container reuse) can be a cost-saving solution in such cases, but can also lead to remarkable innovations in technology and style along the way.
Hover above for headline descriptions, then click to read and see more about each of the above projects, from converted shipping container houses to modular and mobile wood, steel and glass prefabs.

While each idea is unique, there are common themes throughout – using stilts rather than sinking a foundation makes for easier and more flexible on-site assembly or deployment, for instance.

Certain materials are more portable and/or durable, too. For more along the lines of these designs, also see the archive sections covering prefab houses and portable homes respectively.

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