Pre-fab housing isn't what it used to be. The trendy pre-fab shell of choice at the moment is the humble shipping container. Their low cost and versatility makes them ideal for up-cycling into posh spaces. The results can be downright startling. Check out this shipping container house built in the wilds of Quebec byLes Collections Dubreuil.

Four containers make up the base of the house.

Two get stacked across the bottom two.

Resting on the foundation and with holes cut, the house starts to take shape.

With the windows installed, it's starting to look like a real house.

With the windows installed, it's starting to look like a real house.
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Wow! You'd never know there were four brown metal containers underneath.
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In this case, the exterior wood is hemlock, but they can use other materials.

In this case, the exterior wood is hemlock, but they can use other materials.
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There's an old garage door providing access to the roof and balcony.

There's an old garage door providing access to the roof and balcony.
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The balcony opens off the master bedroom, which has a large walk-in closet.

The balcony opens off the master bedroom, which has a large walk-in closet.
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