The Ecopod is a small and energy-efficient home design for on or off-grid living. Built from steel shipping containers, each Ecopod has a floor made from recycled car tires, walls insulated with a soy-based product and powered by an solar panel.
This Cargotecture cabin is already in use as a guesthouse on a rural property near Seattle. Says HyBrid Architecture's co-founder Joel Egan, "These containers are fun, emotional, curious, and durable." Image via HyBrid Architecture.
Adam Kalkin’s Push-Button house is a dwelling made from an old shipping container. With the push of a button, the sides of the container unfold, and the container transforms from a metal box to a sleek and sophisticated living space.