Recycled shipping containers are cropping up all over the world as homes, work studios, vacation get-aways, hotels, and even restaurants. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favorites.
This 2-bedroom shipping container designed by [Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects](http://www.ccca.co.nz/projects/residential/coromandel-bach) is located in Coromandel, New Zealand. The home is open and spacious, while the bedrooms are enclosed and private. A large fireplace allows winter occupation and the open bathroom and movable bath allows the rituals of bathing to become a connection to nature. If you like these and want to see more, click [here](http://www.lifebuzz.com/shipping-containers/).
The [Zigloo Project](http://www.zigloo.ca/zigloo_domestique_hd/#/) designed this modern 1,920 square-foot 3 bedroom 2 bath home. It’s made up of 8 containers and salvaged stairs. The heating system is in the floor. Hot water tubes are integrated into the concrete floor finish and it provides year round comfortable temperatures in a very efficient hot water on-demand boiler system.
The “Porta-Bach” container designed by [Atelier Workshop](http://www.atelierworkshop.com/home) has built-in wood paneling, kitchenette, bunk beds, and a fold-out terrace and to top it all off, it’s totally mobile. Bach is short for bachelor pad in New Zealand.
The Insta-House in Amagansett, New York is a prefab container art studio designed by [Maziar Behrooz Architecture](http://www.mbarchitecture.com/insta-house/u25hypw2x9opjhrzodaiviay8ghfqf). It’s made up of four 8×40 recycled containers with two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and living room. This well-designed, environmentally conscious home can be fabricated in just 8 weeks and installed for a very affordable price of $149,000.
[Sleeping Around](http://www.sleepingaround.eu/index.asp?taal=en) is a Belgium pop-up hotel that travels the world on demand. The hotel is made up of 7 shipping containers that can be shipped anywhere a customer requests. The hotel has its own water system and provides guests with box spring beds with high quality linen, walk-in showers, and more. Once in their chosen locations, the hotel rooms can be set up and fully functional under 6 hours.