Friday Fun: Industrial Look Can Be Beautiful

When I was investigating tiny houses, I came across shipping container homes, which I thought sounded dreadful, but which in fact can be transformed into highly imaginative and attractive residences. So here are some shipping container and other industrial-look homes (and all still quite small).

Perfect little abode in the forest, rubushome.ru
A guesthouse from shipping containers to add to your pile of old stones, from Studio Architecture Rennes.
Utterly dreamy black pavillion, although I can imagine it might become a bit too hot in summer. from mariakillam.com
Danish summer house, from adventure-journal.com
Writer’s retreat at False Bay, Washington State, designed by Olson Kundig. From Small House Bliss.
And when you leave, you can just close up your cabin like a box – isn’t that perfect? Same credits as above.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Industrial Look Can Be Beautiful”

  1. Very cool! I remember watching a Grand Designs on a shipping container build once, really interesting to check out the considerations. And this makes for a fun Friday post!

    1. I bet there’s a lot of work involved with getting it properly insulated, mains connected etc. But I’ve often seen it touted as a good solution for homelessness or for temporary refugee accommodation – so it’s interesting to discover that it can be very comfortable and upmarket.

  2. I love the clean lines of the industrial look, Marina Sofia. I suppose I’m a minimalist at heart. These are all beautiful, but I think my choice would be that guesthouse.

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