Container house: 60 projects, prices, photos and tips

The construction of a container house is increasingly common, so much so that it is always possible to find such a design in decorative samples. Even in smaller cities there is always that colorful house made with stacked containers, which catches the eye of anyone who crosses the sidewalk.

Although this type of dwelling is the dream of many, it is necessary to analyze some important items before opting for a house in container. Whether you are an area professional or lover of this type of construction, be sure to read these tips:

What is the ideal ground for a container house?

There are two container sizes, 6m and 12m long, both 2.5m wide. With this, it is ideal that the area of ​​insertion of the dwelling be adaptable to these measures. Remembering that you must add legal areas according to your city, such as distance, setbacks and permeable space.

Another important point is the topography of the terrain. As in any work, the flatter, cheaper and faster the construction, the container is no different. An area with several accesses and maneuvering space is essential for a work of this type, since the container is transported to the place by a crane.

Caring for transport

Generally, near the street there is the electrical wiring where the truck and cranes insert with the container. Without this sufficient space for the displacement, it will be necessary to remove the wires, which involves costs and planning.

Legislation for a house in container

All types of construction require City Hall approval, so have a good professional at your side to run an executive project that looks at all the bureaucratic issues for container housing.

Each city has a procedure for this approval, in doubt look for that professional help to go ahead with your project!

Remembering that all buildings need the registration, and with the housing in container is the same thing. The famous warehouse containers or trailer dwelling enter into another level, not checked in this case!

What kind of container for a house?

There are several types of containers for each type of use. In terms of housing, the High Cube and Standard have the best advantage due to their height and load limit.

If you choose a used container, check its origin and what was transported, since toxic materials can harm the health of the residents in the future. If it is rusty, it is possible to give a treatment with sandpaper and paint to leave it new for use.

Price of a container house

The value may vary from region to region and also from vendor. Issues such as quality, size, type and coatings greatly change the price. But on average the construction varies from R.000 to R.000 reais.

Container construction care

The container is 100% made of steel, which is a material fragile to heat, where the probability of falling or rising temperature is enormous. So the ideal is to have a thermal coating so that the whole space is pleasant in summer and winter.

60 Container House Ideas to Inspire

After these tips, check out our selection of 60 home container designs that cover everything from architecture, decoration and plants. Maybe you do not get inspired by this kind of house, do you?

Picture 1 - Volumes with different positions.

Container house: 60 projects, prices, photos and tips

Picture 2 - Mix of concrete and container.

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It is possible to mix two types of construction in the same building. In the above project, proof of this blend was successfully executed!

Picture 3 - Container coated in wood.

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To give a more modern look to your construction, work with the wood flooring. Note, that some areas the steel is apparent to give that original air in the construction.

Picture 4 - House in container with two floors.

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Picture 5 - The steel plate can be painted to highlight the facade.

The steel sheet can be painted to highlight the facade
In addition to other materials, such as wood and glass, the painting also highlights the look of this facade.

Picture 6 - A contemporary construction with a strong concept.

A contemporary construction with a strong concept
The construction was designed by 12 containers, where they gain a different architecture by their colors and volume set. The cool thing is that in each block was placed a different activity, which can also be used in your project.

Image 7 - Stacked in a different way.

Stacked in a different way

Picture 8 - Linear container house.

Linear container house

Image 9 - Work full and empty in the architecture.

Work the full and empty in the architecture
In this case, design balconies and outside areas highlighted by a material other than steel. In the above design, the wood details reinforced these spaces.

Image 10 - House container highly sustainable.

Highly sustainable container house

Image 11 - A young and modern residence.

A young and modern residence
The dormitory gains a noble position in the construction. Its glass panels promote a spectacular view to the outside of the house.

Image 12 - Promote your style in construction.

Promote your building style

Image 13 - On narrow terrain are also welcome.

On narrow grounds you are also welcome

Image 14 - Container and metal structure.

Container and metal structure

Picture 15 - Make a contrast of colors.

Make a color contrast.
Paint containers of different colors to highlight the architecture. They draw attention to anyone passing by on the street!

Picture 16 - Details of wood take rusticity to the house.

Wooden details bring rusticity to the house

Image 17 - Cover of a house in container.

Covering a house in container
This coverage has the hydraulic structure and a small leisure area for the residents. The private sun terrace was designed not to disable this area of ​​the container.

Picture 18 - House simple container.

Single container house

Image 19 - House container for the family.

Container house for the family

Image 20 - The blocks highlight the construction.

Blocks that highlight construction

Picture 21 - Create accesses and external circulations.

Create external accesses and circulations
Balconies and stairs can be positioned on the outside of the house. This way the accesses are simpler and functional for the day to day.

Image 22 - Containers crossed.

Cross Containers

Image 23 - Paint containers in different colors.

Paint containers in different colors

Image 24 - Fixed by a metal structure.

Fixed by a metal structure
Because it is a construction in balance, was planned a metal structure to hold the upper container. The solution to the facade was to highlight this structural detail with a red paint.

Image 25 - The large deck interconnects the terrain areas.

The large deck interconnects the terrain areas

Image 26 - House container with cover.

Covered container house

Picture 27 - The set conveys the whole style of the house.

The set conveys the whole style of the house
When designing a home, issues like landscaping, facade, materials and colors go together in architecture. Do not forget to interconnect all these points so that they are harmonic in the final result.

Image 28 - Create balconies in empty areas.

Create balconies in empty areas

Image 29 - The facade treatment gets a cool and jovial air.

The facade treatment gains an airy and jovial air

Picture 30 - Make your pull in container!

An example of pull in container

Image 31 - Openings are important.

The openings are important
Every house needs translucent windows or doors for the entrance and exit of light and air. To give the differential touch on your façade, try playing with different shapes on the windows. In the above case, the geometric cutouts gave personality to the construction.

Image 32 - Solar panels are part of the architecture.

Solar panels are part of the architecture

Picture 33 - Container house with garage.

Container house with garage

Image 34 - The central patio interconnects the two sides of the house.

Central patio that interconnects the two sides of the house

Image 35 - Container house on the beach.

Container house on the beach

Image 36 - Modern container house.

Modern container house

Image 37 - Mix of colors and materials.

Mix colors and materials

Picture 38 - The cover protects the balcony area.

The cover protects the balcony

Image 39 - Building style building.

Building style building

Image 40 - The terrain helps to enhance the architecture.

The terrain helps to enhance the architecture
The sloping terrain did not interfere with container construction. On the contrary, with a high investment, it was possible to insert a stylish house where the ground helped to hold the whole construction.

Image 41 - Container house with swimming pool.

Container house with swimming pool

Picture 42 - Container house with balcony.

Model container house with balcony

Projects and plans of container house

Picture 43 - Ground floor of simple container house.

Ground floor of simple container house
Because it is a small, standard-sized container, the layout perfectly fits the needs of a couple. The sofa becomes a bed, the kitchen gains minimal dimensions and the room partitions have a masonry reinforcement.

Image 44 - Integrated environments for better operation.

Integrated environments for better operation
For a young single, try to prioritize the integration of environments. After all privacy is everywhere in the house! Try to design as if it were a studio apartment, where spaces are thought millimetrically to adapt to the day to day of the dweller.

Image 45 - Glass doors integrate the external and internal side of the building.

Glass doors are part of the integration of internal and external environment
They are the perfect solution for those who have an outdoor area. As the project has a balcony and a swimming pool, the idea was to take privacy in the right measure.

Image 46 - Flexible furniture is the key to a better layout.

Flexible furniture for the environment
The bed has an opening system that adapts to the schedules of the resident. Throughout the day he can close the bed gaining a larger social space for other activities.

Image 47 - Linearity is its main characteristic.

Linearity is your best proposal
Work space in a linear way, that is, a single corridor interconnects all the environments of the house.

Container house decoration

The decoration of a house in container, will depend a lot on the taste and profile of the residents. Each one has a style of their own, be it industrial, modern, jovial, rustic, Scandinavian, etc. After all, in this proposal there is no decoration to be followed.

Joining functionality and beauty is the main purpose in this decoration!

Image 48 - A touch of color to enhance the originality of the building.

A touch of color for the building

Image 49 - The industrial style comes with everything in the proposal.

Industrial style with everything in the proposal

Picture 50 - Stripped and creative!

Stripped and creative

Image 51 - Get inspired in a tropical decor.

Inspire yourself in a tropical decor

Image 52 - Container house with masculine decoration.

Container house with male decoration

Picture 53 - Small but very well planned environments.

Small but very well planned environments

Picture 54 - Container house with contemporary decoration.

Container house with contemporary decoration

Image 55 - A jovial decoration to demonstrate the profile of the resident.

A jovial decoration for the resident's profile

Image 56 - Container partitions also appear inside the residence.

Container partitions also appear inside the residence

Image 57 - Container house with modern decoration.

Container house with modern decoration

Image 58 - The decor must be creative and original.

Creative and original decoration

Image 59 - Mirrors to bring amplitude.

Mirrors to carry amplitude

Image 60 - Prioritize your needs!

Prioritize your needs