A Prefab Shipping Container House
If you have a design that is fairly simple, you could probably build it for very little – in comparison to the cost of building a traditional house.
If you want something a little more customized and elaborate, you should expect to pay more.
Either way, buying a used container is a great place to start. Apparently, if you look in the right place, you can get your house shell for a few thousand dollars.
If you want really small, you can make a nice place from one. If you want something a little larger, use more than one and create a nice, unique home.
People have been building complete houses by combining numerous modules together.
The example used here is a good example of great customization. This house was built in China (which shows you how popular these have become all over the world). The design is clean, simple, yet beautifully done. This open layout has become one of my favorites, partially because I have always liked this type of open concept.