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Need extra room? Rent a shipping container for your backyard

If you need more space - but only temporarily - then don't build, rent a container. It's much more green to rent existing things.

The Adult Way To Do Baja

The Adult Way To Do Baja #refinery29 Region: Valle de Guadalupe Where to stay: Encuentro Guadalupe AntiresortEncuentro is the ultimate "glamping" getaway in the Valle. Guests can book one of 20 stand-alone, one-room bungalows that dot the hilly landscape, which were specifically built to respect the natural surroundings. A gourmet restaurant (pictured here), a pool, and a winery complete the grounds.

45 Shipping Container Homes You Have to See

Another container home designed for onoff-grid living is the Ecopod. Made from a shipping container, an electric winch is used to raiselower the heavy deck door (power is by solar panel). The floor is made from recycled car tires, and the walls have birch paneling (over closed-cell soya foam insulation). The glass is double paned to slow heat transfer. The Ecopod can be used as a stand alone unit or with other structures. Designed to minimize environmental impact. -