I was surprised to discover that cargo containers have served as places of residence for quite a while now. While the idea of making a cargo container a home seems outlandish to some, architecture and design firms are able produce some well-designed spaces that are space efficient, as well as environmentally friendly. I love the idea of using these as a separate work space or airy sanctuary secluded near a body of water.
Cargotecture cabin used as a guesthouse in a rural area outside of Seattle.
Above: Container City, in London via
Cove Park, an artist's retreat in the Scottish countryside via
Interior of Cove Park
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