Looking for an exciting weekend escape, or a unique place to unwind on that upcoming dream vacation? Shipping containers might just be the answer! However, there was never a resource to easily find and view all these shipping container locations in one place…until we made it.
Click below to view use our interactive, zoom-able map and find cargo home rentals in the areas you're most interested in!
You can look at the incredible shipping container projects we feature on Instagram for hours, but there is something special about actually being inside one.
Perhaps you're just looking for a unique getaway in a place (geographically AND architecturally speaking) that is out of the ordinary. Maybe you're interested in a container home but want to actually see one in person before you commit (which we highly recommend!). Or are you looking for in-person design inspiration from those who have gone before you and already created a container home?
Regardless, if you haven't see a container building in person, you owe it to yourself to take a visit.
With over 200 rentals across six continents (Sorry, no shipping container homes in Antarctica yet), you're sure to find one near where you live or where you'd like to go.
We've got listings from Airbnb, Booking.com, and others, along with private websites run by the hosts themselves. Our effort to collect and organize this information over months has resulted in what is by far the most expansive listing of shipping container house rentals online.
The list includes private homes, hotels, and hostels...all made from one or more shipping containers. Some are huge, some are tiny. Some are luxurious, some are basic. What they all have in common is the core building block of shipping containers.
Feel free to incorporate ideas from container homes you visit, but know that most owners will be hesitant to share the construction drawings for their home. This is especially true if they used a professional architect, who may have rules about distributing the design.
In addition, as you look at the container creations that others have built, we’d caution you to pay particularly close attention to the climate of the location. If the container building is in a different climate than yours, there may be some differences in how you approach insulation and condensation control.
For example, in the tropical climates of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, condensation is less of an issue and insulation is rarely used.
We’ve also had the great fortune to interview some of the owners of the properties you see featured on the map above. Here’s a few of our favorite interviews:
Rick built a beautiful, multi-container rental on his scenic property in Florida.
Mel found success renting several container cabins on a tropical, Caribbean island.
Asher used a surplus shipping container from her non-profit in Uganda to build a home that does double-duty as a rental and family residence, depending on the time of year.
Shelley persevered through setbacks and months of hard work to create a cool multi-level container rental in South Africa.
Saffy has achieved a new level of financial freedom with her picturesque container home rental and didn't even let a pregnancy sidetrack her project progress.
Note: If our list is missing a great shipping container rental, Contact Us and let us know where it is and how to contact the owners or book it online!