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101 Container Home Interior Designs to Get Inspiration From (2023)

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Want an unlimited source of ideas for designing your container house? Here are over 101 Container Home Interior Designs to spark your imagination!

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Sure, container houses are cheap and economical housing solutions but have you thought about how to turn that simple box structure into the livable home you’ve always wanted? You’re definitely in the right place if you’re looking for the best container house designs to get ideas from!

And the best part? All of these designs are just an email away to get! ARCGO is a container house supplier offering a full package for your container house construction needs. We’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of building your container home to supplying your prefab container house in the Philippines (or abroad) – from plans, and permits to delivery and installation!

Without further ado, let’s get down to the top container house interior ideas we have for you!

Sourcing Materials for a Container House

You have two options for your container house – either find a trusted builder who can customize a shipping container or who can supply new shipping containers or you can buy prefab container homes from a reliable supplier.

But before you can do that, you need to come up with a design so they can provide a quote accordingly.

new 40ft shipping container/single trip
Either use a Shipping Container
prefab container dimension
Or use a Prefabricated Container House

What are the Design Considerations for Prefab Container Homes?

Designing a prefab container house interior is similar to designing a traditional house. You need to consider your lifestyle, your lot shape, and your budget. Here are some of the things to consider when designing your prefab container home.

1. Standard Finish vs Luxury Container House Finish

A standard, factory-built container house such as a Detachable Container House or Flatpack Container House is usually built and finished with the basic elements of a house. This includes the sturdy floorboard with basic finishing, prepainted walls, 2 standard-sized windows, and a door.

container interior

So, if you’re looking for an economic housing or office solution, this is might be the best choice for you. However, if you’re after a luxurious prefab container house – one that has a more elaborate finish – then you would need to communicate what you want with your supplier.

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Photo Credit: Architectural Digest

2. Liveable Elements

You need to consider where to situate liveable elements like your bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom.

How would you plan to arrange them according to your lifestyle?

3. Lot Shape

Another factor that can affect your design decision is the shape of your lot and how would the size of the shipping container/prefab detachable container can fit your space allowing a minimum setback of 2 meters on each side (unless it’s a firewall).

4. Window Areas/Number of Windows

A prefab container house usually comes with 2 sets of windows for a standard package.

Adding more windows or more window areas in your container home design would add up to its cost.

container home interior design
Photo Credit: The Guardian

If you’re working from home or want to spend less on your electric bill, natural lighting is actually a great thing to add to your container home design.

Hence, adding more windows may actually pay off in the long run. Plus, windows make your property more appealing and stylish.

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https://www.trendir.com/modern-shipping-container-homes/
https://www.trendir.com/modern-shipping-container-homes/shipping-container-home/

Price Considerations

To give you the most current costs and value adds, here are some of the costs we have incurred on our projects:

Standard (Basic) Unit

prefab container dimension

The most common standard 20ft prefab container houses in the Philippines costs around 190,000 PHP to 220,000PHP in 2023. The price variation may be caused by the materials used, quality, thickness of the columns and flooring options.

Wall Panel Options & Price Variations

Wall Panel Insulation Types

Wall Thickness

Steel Plate Thickness

Characteristics

EPS Foam Sandwich Panel

50mm/75mm/100mm

0.326mm/0.426mm

The cheapest type of insulation with the shortest lifespan; perfect for temporary facilities

Rockwool Sandwich Panel

50mm/75mm/100mm

0.326mm/0.426mm

Mid-range in terms of price and quality; fireproof as compared to EPS; great for housing material

PU Sandwich Panel

50mm/75mm/100mm

0.326mm/0.426mm

High-end choice, usually used in prefab warehouse material; more beautiful & durable

Which Wall Insulation to Choose?

EPS is the most common type of wall panel insulation being sold by Philippine container house suppliers. After all, it is the cheapest, most lightweight, and most durable enough to withstand the forces of nature.

EPS wall panels are also being used as insulation materials for Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, siding, and more.

However, if a stronger, more durable, and fireproof housing material especially if you’re building your dream home, better use Rockwool.

Rockwool would definitely add up some cost to your container home, but at least you’ll have better peace of mind when it comes to durability.

Flooring Types

Options

Price

Glass Fiber Magnesium Board

General

Standard pricing

Composite Wood Floor

Customized

$

Solid Wood Floor

Customized

$

Cement Floor

Customized

$$

Vinyl Floor

Customized

$$

Flooring Options

Flooring Types

Options

Price

Glass Fiber Magnesium Board

General

Standard pricing

Composite Wood Floor

Customized

$$

Solid Wood Floor

Customized

$

Cement Floor

Customized

$$

Vinyl Floor

Customized

$

Choosing a Container House Supplier/Builder

Do your research about the company. Are they reliable? Here are some ideas on how to choose a builder:

1. How do they communicate?
2. What type of house do you want: economic, modern, fully customize
3. How long have they been building homes?
4. How many homes have they built
5. Consider the design you want and the budget you have
6. Lead times

Related: How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in the Philippines

What are the interior dimensions of a prefab container?

The interior dimensions of a standard 20-ft container house are 5.95m x 3m. This makes about 17.85 square meters of floor space for 1 unit which is good enough to fit the basic parts of a house (bed, small counter, dining table, and small CR).

The first step in decorating your container house interior is to scale the furniture and compartments to this available space.

You need the square meter measurement of the rooms you want. From here, you can make your container house interior design.

Think 1-20ft container house space too small for you? Just add more units to your layout and don’t forget to consider your lot area (and the minimum allowed setback according to the National Building Code of the Philippines).

The next section covers the most exciting part – over a hundred container homes interior design ideas for you to get your creative juices out!

Single Container House Interior

A single container house measures 5.95m x 3m x 2.8m. A single prefab container house unit can usually fit a studio-type apartment which consists of the following:

  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 1 small sofa
  • 1 area for cooking
  • 1 small table

1. Single Bedroom Container House

This single-bedroom container home design plan has 1 bed, living room space, kitchen, and shower enclosure. It has good space utilization and is highly economical. The design is very simple, yet cozy for 1 person or a couple. Inclusive of the set are 2 windows and 1 door.

1 single container house
Photo credit: Powerson Metal

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Laminate-style vinyl flooring
Windows: 2 standard PVC sliding windows
Kitchen: L-Type modular kitchen cabinet with countertop
Bathroom: Shower Enclosure only

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 190,000 to 200,000 PHP
Shower Enclosure + Shower Set = 25,000 – 40,000 PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter = 50,000 to 70,000 PHP
Delivery = 16,000 to 35,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please get in touch with us so we can assist you with a free estimate

2. Single Bedroom Container Home with Restroom/Bathroom

1 20ft prefab container house design 2

Similar to the above interior design, this prefab 20-ft container house is a simple, studio apartment with 1 bed and 1 bathroom.

The only difference is that the bathroom is separated by a wall panel (which adds a small cost on the prefab unit and installation fee).

The shower room is also separated from the toilet with a glass wall panel enclosure. This makes the interior less spacious than the previous design but more practical if you plan to have guests over.

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Standard MGO board
Windows: 2 standard windows
Door: 1 main door, 1 door for bathroom
Kitchen: L-Type modular kitchen cabinet with countertop
Bathroom: Shower Enclosure only

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 190,000 to 200,000 PHP
Shower Enclosure + Shower Set = 25,000 – 40,000 PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter = 50,000 to 70,000 PHP
Delivery = 16,000 to 35,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

3. Single Container Home Interior Design

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Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 3 standard windows
Door: 1 standard door and 1 sliding door
Kitchen counter: I-type

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 200,000 to 210,000 PHP
Additional Cost for Hardwood Flooring = 300 to 500 PHP per square foot
Prefab CR (Shower Set, Toilet, Wash basin, tiles) = 70,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter – 50,000PHP to 70,000PHP
Delivery = 20,000 to 40,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

4. Single Container Office

This single-container office is made up of 1 welcome area and 2 office desks. Still, the room is spacious enough to receive clients or applicants for an interview.

single container house

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 3 standard windows
Door: 1 standard door and 1 sliding door
Kitchen counter: I-type

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 190,000 to 200,000 PHP
Delivery = 20,000 to 40,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

5. Single Room with Small Office Container House Design

Want an affordable getaway cheap vacation house for yourself? This temporary shelter complete with amenities for 1 person will absolutely entice you!

This 1 – 20ft prefab container van can fit 1 single bed and 1 side table, 1 desk and chair, a countersink, a cabinet, and a small bathroom. You can even rent it out for your Airbnb business.

single container house interior design 3

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 2 standard windows
Door: 1 standard door, 1 door for bathroom
Partition: 1

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 200,000 to 210,000 PHP
Additional Cost for Hardwood Flooring = 300 to 500 PHP per square foot
Simple Bathroom (Shower Set with enclosure, Toilet, Washbasin, no tiles) = 45,000PHP to 55,000PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter (steel countertop) – 35,000PHP to 60,000PHP
Delivery = 20,000 to 40,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

6. One 20 ft Prefab Container House

Would you like to spend your next vacation in a cozy, temporary home? If so then this 1-20ft prefab container van with all of the necessary amenities for a couple is perfect! It can fit on a double bed, a wall-mount shelf, a small sofa, a television, a small comfort room, and a small cooking area. You could even rent it out on Airbnb.

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Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 2 standard windows
Door: 1 standard door
Kitchen: L-type kitchen cabinet with wooden countertop

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 195,000 to 205,000 PHP
Additional Cost for Hardwood Flooring = 300 to 500 PHP per square foot
Prefab CR (Shower and Toilet, floor tiles only) = 40,000PHP to 60,000PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter – 50,000PHP to 80,000PHP
Delivery = 20,000 to 40,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

7. One Unit 20ft Prefab Container House

single container house interior desing

This 1-20ft prefab container house has all of the necessary amenities for a one-man traveler. It can fit on a single bed, a toilet, a small dining table, and a small cooking area. It’s perfect for a camping home in the woods!

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 1 large window (2.6M x 2.0M)
Door: 1 standard door

Cost Estimate:

Container House Unit = 195,000 to 200,000 PHP
PVC Window (2.6M x 2.0M) = 19,000 to 24,000PHP
Additional Cost for Hardwood Flooring = 300 to 500 PHP per square foot
Prefab CR (Toilet, floor tiles only) = 20,000PHP to 30,000PHP
Prefab Kitchen Counter – 50,000PHP
Delivery = 20,000 to 40,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 25,000PHP to 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 60,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 100,000 to 150,000 PHP

*Delivery cost may increase if add ons are added

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

2-Container House Interior Design (Adjacent Containers)

8. Two-20ft Prefabricated Container House

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If you think a 6x3m unit is not enough for you, then check out this 2-unit container house. It has large windows for natural lighting, hardwood flooring for a dramatic style, and standard prepainted white walls for simplicity.

This makes a single unit with 1 comfort room inside a bedroom and spacious living space.

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Medium Hardwood Floor
Windows: 2 large windows (2.6M x 2.0M), 2 standard windows
Door: 1 standard door, 1 interior door
Wall Partitions to include

Cost Estimate:

Container House = 370,000 to 390,000 PHP
PVC Window (2.6M x 2.0M), 2pcs = 38,000 to 48,000PHP
Additional Cost for Hardwood Flooring = 300 to 500 PHP per square foot
Wall partitions = 6,000 PHP to 10,000PHP
Additional door (aside from standard door from package) = 4,000PHP to 8,000PHP
Prefab CR (Toilet, floor tiles only) = 20,000PHP to 30,000PHP
Delivery = 25,000 to 50,000 PHP depending on location

Other Add Ons*

Shed Roof – 40,000PHP
Roof with Trusses – 70,000PHP to 90,000PHP
Roof Deck – 200,000 to 300,000 PHP

Installation Fee*

Prefab unit installation (depends on location) – starts at 30,000PHP

*This does not include plumbing, electrical, structural excavation, and general requirements. Please contact us so we can assist you with a free estimate.

ARCGO

ARCGO is a family-owned general construction business & ecommerce store for home improvement, renovation and construction-related products. We are your one-stop solution from house construction to product procurement for your interior design.

9. Double 20ft Prefabricated Container House

Looking for a cozy and unique home that won’t break the bank? Check out this amazing container home! Made from two 20ft prefabricated containers, this home has everything you need for comfortable tiny living. Inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchen, small dining table, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.
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10. 2 Standard 20ft Prefabricated Container Home

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With one king-size bed, a living area, a kitchen, and a small dining area, this 2-20ft container house can make a great studio apartment. The prefabricated construction means that the unit can be quickly and easily assembled, and the compact size makes it perfect for use in tight spaces.

Since there is no dividing wall between each part of the tiny house, we can omit the cost of wall partitions. The unit only consists of standard-sized windows and 1 large window in the living room for natural lighting.

What I love about this unit is that it has all the necessary parts of the house and since there’s no partitions, it leaves some extra space for you to maneuver and it’s also a cost effective home.

Design Elements:

Wall Finish: Standard Rockwool Sandwich Panel, no extra wall cladding
Floor: Standard MGO floor board
Windows: 1 large window (2.6M x 2.0M) in the living room, 2 standard windows, and 2 small windows.
Door: 1 standard door, 1 extra interior door
Wall Partitions to include

11. Happy TwoGether - Interior Design of a 2-20ft Shipping Container Home

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This container home makes the most of two 20′ shipping containers supplied by an A+ shipping container supplier, forming a 1 bedroom layout with an open living room, galley kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower. It’s perfect for full-time living, Airbnb rentals, sportsman cabins, and more.

12. Enjoy Privacy: 2-20ft Container Interior Design

2 container house design

With an unconventional layout, two 20ft container units can be arranged this way to have a more privatized configuration. The bedroom and living room are hidden from the kitchen, dining and bathroom. We can add more windows around the house so there’s more natural lighting everywhere – and it saves a lot of electricity!

13. Spacious Office: 2-20ft Container Office Interior Design (36sqm)

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A prefabricated container office is an excellent way to get a private, professional space without dropping a lot of cash. You can really make the most of your square footage with 2-20ft containers.

Adding greenery like potted plants or small gardens not only gives some color and life to the area, but it also helps purify the air.

14. 2-20ft Luxury Office Container Interior Design

2 contianer house interior design with porch

When it comes to creating a cozy and inviting office space, there are few things more important than letting in natural light. Large windows are key to creating an airy and open feel in any space, and that’s especially true of a container office.

Not only will the extra light make the room feel more spacious, but it will also help to brighten up the space and make it more inviting. In addition to large windows, a small bathroom, kitchen counter, and extra tables can also be squeezed into this cozy little office.

And don’t forget about the porch! Having an outdoor space for entertaining clients or guests is a major bonus. All in all, a container office doesn’t have to be large or expensive to be comfortable and inviting.

With a little creativity, even the smallest space can be transformed into a welcoming and comfortable office.

15. Couple’s Lounge: 2-20ft Container House Interior Plan

2 container house interior design

With 2 20ft prefab containers, this unit offers 320 square feet of living space. The bedroom is perfect for couples or singles who want to downsize. The open living room and kitchen offer a spacious and comfortable area for entertaining or simply relaxing.

The bathroom features a walk-in shower, 36″ vanity and toilet. This model is perfect for those who want to experience the joys of tiny living without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

16. 2-20ft Container Single Bedroom Apartment

single bedroom prefab container house

Looking into making a budget-friendly container apartment business? 2 prefab containers are perfect for a small apartment for a couple or a single person.

17. 2-Bedroom Container House Interior Design

2-Bedroom Container House Interior Design

Looking into making a budget-friendly container apartment business? 2 prefab containers are perfect for a small apartment for a couple or a single person.

18. 20ft Family Home Interior Design

2 contianer house interior design 2

Offering a wider space and easier build, the expandable container house’ interior is perfect for a family of 4. It can be great as a vacation house or a camp cabin in the woods.

This particular interior makeup consists of 1 spacious couple bedroom, another bedroom with 2 single beds, a common bathroom, small kitchen, dining and a living room.

19. Spacious 20ft Expandable Container House

20 ft expandable container house interior

20. Spacious 20ft Container Office

expandable container house

40ft Expandable Container House Interior Designs

21. Single 40ft Expandable Container House (3 Bedroom Unit)

Single 40ft Expandable Container House (3 Bedroom Unit)

22. 130SQM Container House Interior Design

Single 40ft Expandable Container House 2

23. 40-foot Expandable Container House

Single 40ft Expandable Container House

40ft Container House Interior Designs

32. 40ft Shipping Container Home Interior Design

40 ft container house 2 prefab container 2

3-20Ft Container House Interior Designs

34. 3-20Ft Container House Interior Designs

3 20 ft container house
Source: Custom Container Living

36. Three containers assembly room

Three containers assembly room

35. 3-20Ft Container House Interior Designs

3 container house interior design 2
Source: https://in.pinterest.com/pin/301389400047679638/

37. 3-20Ft Container House

3 container house design
Source: https://khomesteelstructure.en.made-in-china.com/product/

38. 3-20Ft Container House

3 20ft container house

39. 3-20Ft Container House

3-20Ft Container House Interior Designs 2

4 - 20ft Container House or 2 - 40ft Container House

40. 4 units of 20ft Container House

4 20ft prefab container house

41. 2-40 ft Container House

double duo

42. 4 container house interior design

4 container house interior design

43. 4 container house interior design

4 container house design interior

44. 4 container house interior design

4 container house design

45. 1,200 sq ft container home plan

46. 40 Container home plan with a skillion roof

4 shipping container house interior design 2

47. Container home plan with two living areas

4 containers off grid solar roof design

48. Container home plan with two living areas

4 shipping container house interior design

6 - 20ft Container House

49. 4-bedroom container home plan

3x40ft shipping container 4 bedroom design 2

Container House Interior Finishing Ideas

Want to accentuate a simple container house into a beautiful home? Here are some ideas to look at. Most of these have interior decorative cladding and tiles as add-ons for your basic unit.

50. Decorative Idea #1

bathroom
Source: @modhous via Instagram

51. Decorative Idea #2

container house size interor
Source: Tiny House Giant Journey

52. Decorative Idea #3

comfort room

53. Decorative Idea #4

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Homesteading

54. Decorative Idea #5

container house design interior 4
Source: Tinyhousetalk.com

55. Decorative Idea #6

container house design interior 3

56. Decorative Idea #7: Loft-Style Tiny House

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57. Decorative Idea #8: Loft-Style Tiny House

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58. Decorative Idea #9: Countertop and Cladding

kitchen container house interior

59. Decorative Idea #10: Living Room

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60. Decorative Idea #11: Bedroom

container home interior design

61. Decorative Idea #12: Dining Room

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62. Decorative Idea #13: Wood Finished Kitchen

wooden finish

63. Decorative Idea #14

loft style prefab interior 4

64. Decorative Idea #15: Cozy, Lighted Common Area

open windows interior design prefab house
https://www.curbed.com/article/shipping-container-house-for-sale-buy.html

65. Decorative Idea #16

awning windows
Credit: Love Property

66. Decorative Idea #17

sliding door barn

67. Decorative Idea #18

small living area for container house

68. Decorative Idea #19

69 Decorative Idea #20

high ceiling

70. Decorative Idea #21

loft style 2

71. Decorative Idea #22

loft style

72. Decorative Idea #23

loft style

73. Decorative Idea #24

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74. Decorative Idea #25

container house interior 3

75. Decorative Idea #26

container house interior 2

76. Decorative Idea #27

container house interior

Grand Designs Shipping Container House Interior

77. Luxury 4 All 3 Bedroom - 960 sq. ft.

Luxury Container House Interior
Custom Container Living

The Luxury 4 All 3 bedroom floor plan is a unique design that combines both practicality and style. It features a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and en suite bathroom, an open style kitchen/dining/family room, two additional bedrooms, and another full bathroom with a spacious bathtub.

For those looking for convenience, the unit also offers space for a washer-dryer and plenty of storage solutions. The entire layout is constructed from four shipping containers, adding up to an impressive 960 sq. ft. of cozy living space!

2 Storey Container House Interior Design

78. 2-Storey, 2 20ft Prefab Container Unit

2 storey container house interior

79. 2-Storey, 4 - 20ft Container House

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80. 2-Storey, 3 - 20ft Container House

2 storey container house

Container House Interior Design: Flooring Options

1. Original Plywood or Bamboo Flooring

plywood flooring container house

2. MGO Board

MGO board flooring
MGO is the ideal construction material for those looking for a safer, more reliable solution. Unlike plywood, MGO is both flame and water-resistant, making it much better suited against fires or accidents involving water. Additionally, since MGO is not vulnerable to moisture like plywood is, it also helps reduce the risk of mold growth and potential water damage. All in all, MGO provides a superior safety and security compared to plywood.

3. Vinyl Planks

Vinyl Planks
Imitation wood vinyl planks are a great way to add a touch of style and professionalism to modified shipping containers. Not only do they make the interior look sleek and modern, but they also help create a warm, comfortable space that is perfect for offices or living areas. For organizations looking to make the most out of their modified container, vinyl flooring is an excellent solution.

4. Fiber Cement Board

container house custom flooring Fiber Cement Board
Fiber Cement Boards offer a range of features that makes them an appealing choice for builders and architects alike. Not only are they durable, stable, eco-friendly, and fireproof, but also mildew, water and sound resistant – making them well-suited for a variety of uses. Additionally, with their easy workability (they can be drilled, cut, etc.) and decorative appearances, they make a great addition to any project.

Types of Windows for Your Prefab Container House

Window Option 1: Smart/Privacy Window

Pros

Cons

  • offers an alternative to blinds and curtains, 
  • removing visual clutter and also 
  • removing the need to dust and clean them. 
  • Improves security 
  • Optimizes energy efficiency
  • Stunning nightscape
  • Requires balanced interior and exterior lighting
  • Has a mirrored aesthetic

Window Option 2: Burglar Window Bars

This is the standard window usually provided by manufacturers/suppliers. Hence, it doesn’t come with an extra cost in the smart house package.
burglar windows

Window Option 3: Prefab Sliding Shutter Windows

Fiber Cement Boards offer a range of features that makes them an appealing choice for builders and architects alike. Not only are they durable, stable, eco-friendly, and fireproof, but also mildew, water and sound resistant – making them well-suited for a variety of uses. Additionally, with their easy workability (they can be drilled, cut, etc.) and decorative appearances, they make a great addition to any project.
Prefab Sliding Shutter Windows

Window Option 4: Prefabricated fixed aluminum louver/aluminum window

Prefabricated fixed aluminum louver aluminum window

Window Option 5: Tinted Glass

Colored glass has a variety of uses, from decorative panels and skylights to offering privacy or reducing sunlight. Not only can this type of glass add an aesthetic touch to your space, but it can also protect the contents inside from harmful UV rays. Enjoy the beauty of colored glass while the benefits of protection remain unseen.
Tinted Glass window

Window Option 6: Standard PVC Window

UPVC windows are worth considering for their affordability and energy efficiency, allowing homeowners to feel comfortable while lowering their heating bills. Besides its practical applications, UPVC window frames also provide great sound insulation– reducing traffic noise if you have the misfortune of living on a busy road. Standard UPVC window heights come in 450mm, 600mm, 1,050mm, 1,200mm, 1,350mm and 1,500mm measurements. Reap the many advantages that UPVC windows can offer today!

Bedroom Size Considerations

According to the Building Code of the Philippines, the smallest possible room size has at least 2.00 meters (6feet, 7inches) of horizontal distance for human habitations.

This means that a small, livable room can be around 2 meters x 3 meters (6.56 x 9.8 ft).

Since a 20ft container is 6x3m, this means you can fit 1 small bedroom with half the container.

Small bedroom 3x2m
2x3m Small bedroom prefab container house in the philippines
MEDIUM Bedroom Size 3x3M
Large Bedroom Size 6x3 (2) (1)
standard mattress size philippines for container house
https://www.dreamcloudsleep.com/p/mattress-size-dimensions-guide/

Bathroom Size Considerations

The least dimensions for Bath and toilet should be 1.20 square meters with a least dimension of 0.90 meter.

Small Bathroom Size:1.2Mx3M

Small bathroom 1.2m x 3m

Medium Bathroom Size:1.5Mx3M

medium bathroom 1.5m x 3m

Kitchen Size Considerations

Minimum from National Building Code: 3.0 square meters with the least dimension of 1.50 meters

Max prefab kitchen
Prefab Kitchen Image Credit: Maxprefab
C shaped kitchen
C shaped kitchen
I shape kitchen
I shape kitchen
U Shape kitchen
U Shape kitchen

ARCGO’s Engineering Solutions Compared to Others

container house arcgo

1. Sturdier Walls

Our pre-designed walls are built with superior strength, making them the perfect choice for those seeking sturdier than average prefabricated container homes.

2. Better Insulation

By going green and making sustainability our top priority, we use superior insulation to help protect Filipino homes from the rigors of tropical weather. Not only does this insulate against temperature fluctuations but also shields them from humidity-related issues as well.

3. Fire-Resistive Materials

Our prefab units are made with top-of-the-line materials that offer superior fire resistance compared to the competition. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your purchase is built to last!

4. Reinforcement Solutions

Our prefabricated container houses in the Philippines employ extra reinforcement and thicker beams to provide increased protection against earthquakes. With these safety measures, we can ensure greater security for those who call the islands home.

About the Author:

When was the last time you dreamed big and worked really hard for it?

Building a house is one of the most expensive investments especially for hardworking Filipinos. 

Engr. Noelle Nicole Go passionately works to help Filipinos build their dream home. She handles Container House design, supply and delivery and personally designs modular houses for her clients.

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2 thoughts on “101 Container Home Interior Designs to Get Inspiration From (2023)”

  1. I was thinking a double 40′ with outer sides expandable with large living room and kitchen. Bathroom located on one side between the 2 bedrooms not jammed in the rear of a container. On the other side a wall to divide the living room from the kit/ dining area. L- shaped kit. with a rear door. Maybe a small laundry area and utility room between the rear kit. door and the rear bedroom. 100mm walls and ceilings to hold that A/C in and that blue mirror glass with aluminum frames for the windows. I would put a 2nd roof over the entire house with 3ft overhang and full solar set -up.

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