Shipping container house awesomeness!

Ok, so y’all know I’m already totally fascinated with the idea of building with shipping containers, right? Whether they’re used as simple “cabin” like getaways
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or as the building blocks for more elaborate homes,
I’m really impressed by all the ways in which people are turning these into such liveable spaces.
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Well, over on Apartment Therapy, I might have just seen the mother of all shipping container house awesomeness; an entire shipping container village, complete with shops, bars, restaurants, apartments and common areas.

This amazing community is located roughly 2 hours outside of Mexico City. Their website is HERE, but it’s in Spanish and unfortunately I can only read enough Spanish to order a beer and find a bathroom… (I should probably remedy that someday).
Anyway, more photos!


4 thoughts on “Shipping container house awesomeness!

    • A friend and I were talking about them for Haiti, I also thought they’d be a great thing to rebuild with. I think there’s some concern it might be cost prohibitive, but I’m not sure I understand all the details. Will go read your link! Thanks!

  1. That’s so cool! I love that idea. Recycling, rustic, unique, funky colors… it’s so lively and interesting. I’d love to see a village like that pop up in the states!

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