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8 beautiful homes you won't believe are made out of shipping containers

Zack and Brie Smithey's 3,100-square-foot home looks like a Tudor mansion.

The home is made of eight containers, and it features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

The striped exterior and round windows make the home look elegant.

The Smithey family told Insider that they like the sustainability of shipping containers.

"After considering several different nontraditional construction options, we decided to use shipping containers," the couple told Insider.

"We gravitated toward the sustainability and economy of using containers."

"We did nearly all of the construction ourselves," they added.

Approximately 90% of the materials in the Smitheys' home are recycled.

The home took a little over a year to build, and Zack built the majority of the furniture while Brie created the "interior design concept," as Zack puts it.

"For me, this house was like a huge piece of art, an enormous sculpture filled with my art and custom furniture," he added.

This shipping container home, located in Hock Hills, Ohio, is called the "BoxHop."

The home sits on 18.5 acres of land, and it's made of three interconnected shipping containers, according to the owners' website.

The BoxHop was built with large windows to make it feel airy and give residents views of the property.

The house features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Even though it's smaller, the BoxHop still feels luxurious thanks to amenities like a soaking tub.

It also features a gas fireplace and a washer and dryer.

The BoxHop even has a jacuzzi on its patio.

The BoxHop is available for rent on Airbnb for $350 a night.

You can see the listing here.

Jaimie and Dave Hinckle's home is made out of two shipping containers.

Shipping containers were stacked on top of each other to create the two-story space.

The home features a spiral staircase, deck, and a nine-foot-tall ceiling in the bedroom.

The home took about ten months to build.

The Hinckles share the space with a dog as well.

This Asheville home feels like a modern ranch.

One large container makes up the studio-like space, but the expansive porch makes the house seem larger than it is.

Inside, the Asheville home looks like a cozy studio apartment.

The studio features one bed and a pullout couch, as well as a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and microwave.

The Asheville home's bathroom is its showstopper, thanks to the walk-in shower.

The large windows and mirror make it feel even more spacious.

The Asheville home is available for rent on Airbnb for $95 a night.

You can see the listing here.

The Glassberg Container House looks like a typical suburban home at first glance.

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the containers create a home of two floors with ten rooms, including a large kitchen, dining room, and three bathrooms.

The house was designed for Debbie Glassberg by BNIM.

The shipping containers that make up the home are taller than average.

According to the BNIM website, the designers used extra-tall shipping containers to allow for larger windows in the space.

The roof also features a garden and patio.

The Container Guest House stands out thanks to its blue color.

Designed by poteet architects, the Container Guest House is a studio space. 

The front of the home features large windows, allowing natural light into the space.

Wooden walls and floors complement the home, making it look larger than it is.

Architect Adam Kalkin designed the 12-Container House.

Kalkin works for Industrial Zombie, and he's built a number of homes out of shipping containers.

It's renowned in the shipping container community, both because of its size and beauty.

As you can tell by its name, the home is made of 12 shipping containers, with glass framing the structure.

The orange siding continues inside, creating an industrial-chic vibe.

The glass functions as large open windows to make the space feel light and airy.

Kalkin told Insider he really liked building the house because the owners were "great clients."

"Every great project is a collaboration between client and architect," he said.

"Mutual trust and respect and a shared vision are important," he added.

The owners of the original BoxHop used their skills to make a second home called the Boho Boxhop.

Located in Rockbridge, Ohio, the Boho Boxhop is two stories and can sleep four people, though it only has one bedroom.

Windows make the space feel larger, as does the exposed staircase.

The tiny house features a full kitchen, green cabinetry, and a fireplace.

The lofted bedroom is surrounded by windows, including a skylight.

The Boho Boxhop is available for rent on Airbnb for $225 a night.

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