Curious about what it’s like to live in a residence that used to sail the high seas or traverse railways? Give that fantasy a fix by spending the night in one of these houses cleverly crafted from shipping containers, all listed on Airbnb. More elaborate and spacious than a tiny home where everything has its (cramped) place, these rentals (often a combination of multiple containers pieced together) are perfect for a weekend getaway because you can truly spread out.
Whether in California or Texas, common design features in shipping container homes include a boxy interior, extreme durability, and the ability to easily go off the grid if desired. A cost-effective alternative to typical building materials is another draw, as is digging into the reusable philosophy in lieu of buying new, but the end result is a cooler house than anything else nearby. Shipping containers, of course, come in all sorts of sizes, and the architect and owner get to play a game of Tetris to nail the right configuration. Because these types of homes are typically built on lots surrounded by nature—although examples do exist in urban environments—this offers a chance for Airbnb guests to wake up to pine-scented forests or the desert’s wide expanse.
With that in mind, and keeping strong design at the forefront, AD squared away eight incredible Airbnb shipping container homes available for rent for your next journey.
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