13 container homes you could actually live in (for less than R500,000!)

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13 container homes you could actually live in (for less than R500,000!)

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
 Houses by Acton Gardens, Industrial
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Container homes have certainly taken the architectural world by storm, which is why we thought it only fitting to list a handful of old-shipping-containers-turned-stylish-homes that won’t break the bank.

After all, what’s the point of spending a fortune on your home if you’re not going to have a cent left for décor and furniture (not to mention utilities) afterwards?

Let’s take a look at 13 container houses that know how to work with budgets…

1. How gorgeous is this garden home that makes use of eco-friendly furniture- and décor touches?

 Houses by Acton Gardens, Industrial Metal
Acton Gardens

Container Living with rood garden

Acton Gardens

2. Durable and dynamic – the ideal combination for a container house, don’t you agree?

3. See the fantastic touches that transform this container into a rural beauty, like that spacious porch.

4. They say two is better than one, and for this double-duo creation, we agree!

5. How cute and compact is this stacked design?

6. A little colour, lighting and some potted plants, and the end result can be quite the tranquil design.

7. Don’t you love how this design opens up onto the surrounding landscape?

8. Thanks to ingenious touches like balconies and windows, this container home flaunts a super modern look.

 Houses by Ecosa Institute, Modern Iron/Steel
Ecosa Institute

Container home front street view

Ecosa Institute

9. There are so many ways in which container homes can be styled up, especially when combining two.

10. This intricate design results in an eye-catching look – and we just love that quaint little porch!

11. A container can also function superbly as an add-on space to an existing house.

12. Glass and stainless steel touches transformed this container into a sleek-looking abode.

 Houses by A4AC Architects, Modern
A4AC Architects

Exterior open

A4AC Architects

13. Thanks to striking timber cladding, there’s no trace left of what this old container used to look like.

 Study/office by Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited, Modern
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited

'The Crusoe Classic'—6m x 4m Garden Room / Home Office / Studio / Summer House / Log Cabin / Chalet

Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited

The best container house in the entire Johannesburg is a little bit over budget, but it certainly can’t be ignored!

 Houses by Casas inHAUS, Modern

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