driveway for new shipping container project in San Diego

Cargo Container Home in Golden Hill California by GBO Homes (John Gastaldo | San Diego Union Tribune)

Cargo Container Homes by GBO

Cargo container homes are extremely rewarding - and fun - to build, but the construction, permitting and inspection processes are complicated. Knowing the steps involved in building your cargotecture home and working with experienced builders - like the pros at GBO Homes - makes the dream of finishing a shipping container project easier to come true.

Our latest adventures brought us to San Diego, where we built a beautiful two-story cargo container home overlooking the Coronado Bridge. 


Container Home at 2590 Island Ave. San Diego

We used six cargo shipping containers to build a gorgeous, modern home with three fully functional bedrooms and bathrooms. 

Patio Furniture and View of Coronado Bridge on Container Home Deck

The view from the deck and the wonderful neighborhood made completing this 320-square-foot cargo container a joy. 

modular shipping container home builders finished project in san diego

The finished home no longer resembles a shipping container thanks to modern windows, doors, balcony railing and stained pine wood.

Open Floor Plan of Roomy Shipping Container Interior

Our minimalist design and taste for clean, modern living came through in the spacious dining room and sleek bar counter. The vibrant contrast between the dark laminate wood flooring and white furniture creates an uplifting pop of color. We decided to go with lime green for the interior walls to add visual space and liven up the cargo container home's style. 

cargo container exterior with backyard in san diego

Shipping cargo containers allow us to design modular buildings which leave a home's potential up to your imagination.  

cargo container home living room features modern  design

A seat on the couch in this modern living room comes with a view that looks the same as a traditional home... at a fraction of the cost.


More pictures coming soon!