Luxury shipping containers less than $50K that put your apartment to shame

We love a good shipping container home: it blends our tiny homes fascination with sustainability and repurposing. And we especially love when a cost-effective shipping container looks better than your regular home.

Las Vegas-based company Alternative Living Spaces is using premium materials to create homes from $47,000 that put your $400 per week rental to shame.

Shipping containers make use of the thousands of surplus containers that sit on docks around the world. They're durable and an eco-friendly alternative compact space.


The brilliant thing about shipping container residences is their versatility: you can use one as a guest house, an Airbnb, your home, a granny flat for a relative, or even as a study or studio space.

Alternative Living Spaces builds luxury shipping containers that maximise on space, like this black shipping container (above) currently being used full-time in Sacramento. Each completely customisable home starts at $47,000 and includes the shipping container.

Image: Alternative Living Spaces

Deer artwork hides a Murphy bed, there's heating and air con, and exposed wooden beams ensure the space has a homey feel. There are also ample storage hacks and clever small-space tricks, like a pole under the desk to hang washing.

The house is only 165 square feet, but doesn't scrimp on counter space in the kitchen.

Most units feature a bathroom with shower, a kitchen, some sort of work and dining space, and a living room that converts into a sleeping area.

Image: Alternative Living Spaces

This white shipping container is also 165 square feet but is differently configured. It's currently being used as an Airbnb rental in Utah.

Image: Alternative Living Spaces

The kitchen has a small fridge, two-burner induction stove, sink, microwave, and storage space. Teal blue cabinets add a pop of colour and the bathroom uses corrugated iron for a raw look.

Image: Alternative Living Spaces

2018-03-19T01:51:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Shipping Container Homes|Comments Off on Luxury shipping containers less than $50K that put your apartment to shame