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Shipping Container Homes: 8 Innovative Designs

04/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The rise of innovative green architecture has created in increasingly in-vogue practice: rejiggering, stacking and linking rugged and versatile freight shipping containers and transforming them into fully inhabitable homes.

Below are eight particularly eye-catching recycled shipping container dwellings -- ranging from off-the-grid vacation retreats to beachside palaces to traditional-looking three-bedroom family homes -- that we wouldn't mind coming home to (at least for a couple of nights).

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