07/03/2013 03:45 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2013

10 Houses Made from Shipping Containers


Last weekend on an overcast Sunday, I locked myself indoors to watch episode after episode of Top of the Lake (think Twin Peaks set in New Zealand). In Jane Campion's compelling drama, a group of women set up a camp called Paradise, made from shipping containers set on the edge of the lake. We like the idea of a shipping container as vacation getaway--it's mobile, inexpensive, and an example of creative reuse at its finest. We've rounded up our 10 favorite houses (plus a swimming pool) made with shipping containers.

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