Believe it or not people are starting to live in shipping containers by choice, and as the Stacks from Ready Player One become a reality the humble shipping container proves it can do more than just carry goods.
Most shipping container homes are located in urban areas, but when architect James Whitaker was hired to design an unique shipping container house in the California desert his designs proved they look cool no matter where they're built.
London-based architect James Whitaker was hired by an unnamed Hollywood film producer to design a 200-square meter home that would fit in with the beautiful desert terrain near Joshua Tree National Park.
He succeeded in creating some incredibly realistic renders of a desert flower of a home he's calling The Joshua Tree Residence:
The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a structure more akin to another world entirely.