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25 Amazing Shipping Container Home Floor Plans in 2022

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Builders and homeowners have shared tons of shipping container home plans on the internet, but finding them can be a hassle.

That’s why we’ve compiled the best shipping container home floor plans, from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms, whatever you need!

A shipping container house is becoming a more popular alternative for many. It’s fast and easy to build, less expensive than traditional homes, modular, mobile, and, best of all, environmentally friendly.

There are currently around 17 million shipping containers in the world. But did you know that a massive 11 million of these containers are sitting unused?

Plus, with a shipping container home, it’s possible to construct your dream home without breaking the bank. So, let’s dive right in and explore some amazing floor plans to inspire your new home.

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One Bedroom Shipping Container Home Plans

Container Guest House by Poteet Architects

Bedroom: Studio style

Size: 320 m2

Containers used: 1

Price: n/a

Manufacturer: Poteet Architects

Year: 2010

Constructed from an 8×20 ft shipping container, this guest house is made from bamboo plywood and spans a total of 320 m2. It features a bathroom and massive window wall, an extended deck area, as well as a living space that can include a modular bed.

The interior has a simple yet cozy modern style, while a section of this guest house also serves as a garden shed.

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The Bachelor(ette) by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 1

Size: 160 sq ft

Containers used: 1

Price: $41,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

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The Bachelor(ette) is a small, space-efficient home plan concept featuring a bedroom and bathroom. It can fit an armchair, twin-sized bed, sink and 42-inch shower, and even a galley kitchen!

You can recreate this 20’ shipping container home floor plan and use it for an Airbnb rental, guest house, or even in-law suite.

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Studio+ by Luckdrops

Bedroom: 1

Size: 287 sq ft

Containers used: 1

Price: $45,000

Manufacturer: Luckdrops

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The Studio+ is a luxurious one-bed, one-bath inclusive shipping container home. At 287 sq ft, it features a bright and contemporary interior style that helps make the entire home feel more spacious.

The bedroom takes up one side of the container home, while a separate living room is found on the other end. We also love that the full kitchen features a multi-function work and dining table!

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The Weekender by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 1

Size: 160 sq ft

Containers used: 1

Price: $51,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

Year:

Adding a loft bedroom to a single 20’ container home can give you more space to work with. The Weekender is one example of how this allows you have a roomy living room and functional kitchenette.

It’s a fantastic container floor plan that you can use for an in-law suite, hunting cabin, or even simple Airbnb rental.

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The Studio Cube by Rhino Cubed

Bedroom: 1

Size: 240 sq ft

Containers used: 1

Price: $80,000

Manufacturer: Rhino Cubed

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This minimalist home plan is ideal for a college student or young couple. It comes with a Murphy bed that can transform your bedroom into a comfortable living room.

Meanwhile, the large kitchen design with ample storage is also perfect for those who don’t want to sacrifice their cooking experience.

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2 bedroom shipping container home floor plans

Empty Nester by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 2

Size: 320 sq ft

Containers used: 1

Price: $93,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

Constructed from a single 40’ container, the Empty Nester is a clever design where one of the two bedrooms occupies the loft area. This dynamic layout can comfortably house a small family.

There’s a spacious living and dining room with a full kitchen, and even a bathtub in the bathroom!

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Double Duo 2 Bedroom by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 2

Size: 640 sq ft

Containers used: 2

Price: $127,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

The Double Duo offers a simple but functional layout by placing two 40’ containers next to each other. It features two identical bedrooms, a full bathroom, kitchen, and snug living room that you can decorate to your personal preference.

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Family Matters 2 Bedroom by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 2

Size: 960 sq ft

Containers used: 4

Price: $174,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

For families with a teen or up to 2 younger kids, this floor plan may be what you need. It’s a modern and elegant design made from two 40’ and two 40’ shipping containers.

Both bedrooms have a spacious walk-in closet, while the master bedroom also features an en-suite. Meanwhile, the living space is large enough to accommodate various furniture configurations, depending on your personal style.

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The HO4 by Honomobo

Bedroom: 2

Size: 768 sq ft

Containers used: 4

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Manufacturer: Honomobo

The HO4 is a customizable floor plan from Honomobo that takes 4 shipping containers and transforms them into a stylish 2-bed home. Additionally, it also features a dining room, living area, and full kitchen.

Not to mention the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that adds an ultra-modern twist to the exterior. We also love that this home integrates a solar panel system for an even more eco-friendly living.

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4 X 40 c-Home by LOT-EK

Bedroom: 3

Size: 1280 sq ft

Containers used: 4

Price: $285,000

Manufacturer: LOT-EK

Who says container homes have to always be small? This sprawling 1280 sq ft space is a 2-bed home made of four 40’ shipping containers. It has two levels with an open layout with a huge kitchen and living space.

The two bedrooms even have their own stair accesses and en-suites, as well as walk-in closets. Fancy, right?

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3 bedroom shipping container home floor plans

The Lodge by Rhino Cubed

Bedroom: 3

Size: 800+ sq ft

Containers used: 3

Price: $196,000

Manufacturer: Rhino Cubed

If you like looking at 40 foot shipping container home floor plans, you will love this design. The main structure incorporates two 40’ containers, in which a vaulted ceiling connects them and provides additional living area.

Meanwhile, the smaller 20’ cube is a stand-alone space that you can transform into a third bedroom or office.

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Family Matters 3 Bedroom by Custom Container Living

Bedroom: 3

Size: 960 sq ft

Containers used: 4

Price: $174,900

Manufacturer: Custom Container Living

You’ve seen the 2 bedroom option earlier, but we also love this 3-bed 2-bed configuration, which can be ideal for those with a larger family. The open concept makes the living/dining area appear much more palatial.

The master bedroom has an ensuite, while the two other bedrooms are smaller in size but still feature a sizable closet.

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Riverdale HO4+ by Honomobo

Bedroom: 3

Size: 1224 sq ft

Containers used: 4

Price: $261,034

Manufacturer: Honomobo

Year: 2018

The Riverdale HO4+ project incorporates four 40’ containers to create a 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home that feels homey and looks chic. It sports a sophisticated ambiance with the wood flooring and white falls, which also help extend the illusion of space here.

Furthermore, there is a fully functional eat-in kitchen that is perfect for entertaining, while the bathroom is large enough for a bathtub.

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The HO5+ by Honomobo

Bedroom: 3

Size: 1530 sq ft

Containers used: 5

Price: $313,365

Manufacturer: Honomobo

The HO5+ is a breathtaking shipping container house model with an open plan that challenges the old-school notion of a container home. Constructed from five 40’ containers, it features three bedrooms and two baths (one is an ensuite).

The plan also gives you the option to build stairs that connect the space to an on-site basement. On top of that, the floor-to-celing glass windows add another beautiful focal point to the house.

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PV14 House by M Gooden Design

Bedroom: 3

Size: 3700 sq ft

Containers used: 14

Price: Around $450,000

Manufacturer: M Gooden Design

If you have the budget to splurge and simply want to use shipping containers as your building block for environmental reasons and architectural character, you might love the PV14 House.

This impressive home is made from 14 upcycled containers and spans over 3,700 sq ft which includes 3 beds with ensuites, a two-car garage, a roof deck, a lavish entertaining area, and an outdoor covered porch!

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4 bedroom shipping container home plans

4 Bedroom Container Home by AustralianHousePlans

Bedroom: 4

Size: 1513 sq ft

Containers used: 3

Price:

Designer: AustralianHousePlans

An easy trick to make three 40’ containers feel so much larger and easily fit 4 bedrooms is by spacing them out and using roofs to connect them. This also gives you multiple spots to tun into an alfresco living area.

This 40 foot shipping container home floor plan also features a large living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry, room, and four incredible bedrooms with ensuites.

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4 Bedroom with Master Suite by Container Home Hub

Bedroom: 4

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Containers used: 6

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Designer: Container Home Hub

Container Home Hub proposes a 2-story home constructed from 6 shipping containers (four 40’ and two 20’). The upper level consists of all the bedrooms, including a sprawling master suite with a private ensuite and walk-in closet.

Meanwhile, the open concept lower level features a huge living and dining area and a fully functional kitchen with an island counter.

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The HO6 by Honomobo

Bedroom: 4

Size: 1920 sq ft

Containers used: 4

Price: $424,458

Manufacturer: Honomobo

Honomobo doesn’t skimp on the quality and luxury of its shipping container homes, and we absolutely adore this 4-bedroom design. This home plan also includes 3 bathrooms, an open concept kitchen and living area, as well as gorgeous floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

When designing a container house like this, you can add an optional fireplace that can elevate the overall vibe even more.

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Casa Liray by ARQtainer

Bedroom: 4

Size: 115 m2

Containers used: 5

Price:

Manufacturer: ARQTainer

Year: 2010

ARQTainer’s Casa Liray was built in 2010, but its excellent design remains fresh and ingenious even more than a decade later. This efficient and strong structure features a fun L-shaped home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

It also includes plenty of windows and open spaces that allow the entire home to feel like a flowing, continuous scope.

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T-Shaped Home with Patio by Container Home Hub

Bedroom: 4

Size:

Containers used: 2

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Designer: Container Home Hub

Sometimes, playing around with the arrangement of the containers can give you a unique and space-efficient home plan. This T-shaped container home uses only two 40’ shipping containers but features four bedrooms and two baths!

Stacked perpendicularly, this design allows for a large patio connecting the containers and providing more usable living space. We also love the idea of providing two entrances on each of the section.

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5 bedroom shipping container home plans

TWINBOX 1920 by ShelterMODE

Bedroom: 5

Size: over 2000 sq ft

Containers used: 6

Price:

Manufacturer: ShelterMODE 

Yes, it’s in fact possible to construct luxury home using shipping containers. This expansive abode is one example of how you can transform six 40’ containers into over 2000 sq ft of lavish living space.

It’s a 2-story home featuring a dynamic and eye-catching architectural shape, where the master bedroom even sports its own private balcony. There’s also a guest bedroom, as well as an open concept living space.

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The Lindendale by Container Build Group

Bedroom: 5 (4 + study)

Size: 504 m2 (interior)

Containers used:

Price:

Manufacturer: Container Build Group

The Linendale is a project inspired by industrial design and architecture, as reflected by the use of metal railings and preservation of the original container locks and surfaces. These 20’ containers also have top-end finishes for a bold and striking appearance.

Its exterior features a large covered patio and the space for your own private pool or garden. This area also connects to the main living space through a semi-outdoor bar.

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Yarra Valley 5 Bedroom Shipping Container Home

Bedroom: 5

Size: 3000 sq ft

Containers used: 8

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Manufacturer:

The Yarra Valley Shipping Container Home is a 5-bedroom sprawling home made from 8 shipping containers. This is a great design for larger families, as the two floors each have its own kitchen space and bathroom.

We love the fact that this home is larger on the second floor, which creates a fun asymmetry. There is also a small deck downstairs and a larger deck on the upper level with a BBQ. This large open plan is perfect to build as a holiday rental or your forever home!

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Boxtainer 1920 by ShelterMode

Bedroom: 5

Size: 800+ sq ft

Containers used: 6

Price:

Manufacturer: ShelterMode

This 5-bedroom floor plan incorporates 6 shipping containers and stacks them to construct a beautifully modern home with two stories and multiple outdoor spaces, including a second-floor patio.

Some of the bedrooms also have private balconies and walk-in closets. The front door and entryway itself is quite small but leads to a modern hallway that opens to a large communal space. This is an open living, dining, and kitchen area with plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows.

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POLYBOX 800 by ShelterMode

Bedroom: 5

Size: 800+ sq ft

Containers used: 5

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Manufacturer: ShelterMode

The POLYBOX 800 epitomizes the style of a modern shipping container home, with its unique circular configuration with a central courtyard and a circular roof connecting the five containers that make up the home’s main rooms.

It features 4 bedrooms and a master bedroom, all of which have their own en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The fun and dynamic architecture of this container home is perfect for those who want their home to feel like a vacation oasis!

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Which shipping container floor plans did you like?

Using shipping containers for your home can be an excellent alternative to mortgaging traditional houses. It’s more cost-effective, eco-friendly, and a fun way to express your unique style.

We hope these shipping container home plan examples could inspire you to design your own floor plan. Good luck and let’s get building!

Ryan Stetson

Ryan Stetson

Currently own two 20' and 40' containers converted into an office/workshop. Having worked in the shipping industry for 6 years, my goal is to share my personal experiences as well as connect potential container buyers with suppliers around the US.

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