MNP hasn’t really talked about "normal" residential housing and shipping containers, so here is Cordell House by Christopher Robertson. Bamboo flooring and cost (a similiar home in Canada ran $64,500 USD or about $67 per sq. foot) make this unit reasonable….but let it be known there are heat and toxin issues that you will have to deal with when fabricating a new home.
Two 40-foot long, 9’6″ tall containers form the two bedroom units, which directly support the three roof beams. The rear freestanding guest unit is a third 40-foot container. A 20-foot long, 8’6′ tall unit forms the kitchen which opens onto the main living area. The main structure was set in a single day and the house was enclosed during the first month.
All the containers were repurposed. The three units forming the main house are so-called "one-trippers" that have been used for import from Europe or Asia. The rear structure is a more heavily used unit. Since the US has had a large trade imbalance in recent history, more containers are imported than returned, and are considered a re-usable by-product of the shipping industry.