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Ship shape! Amazing pictures show ugly shipping containers transformed into luxurious...

•, By Clare Mccarthy

Giant metal shipping containers may look ugly on the outside to most, but some ambitious and creative types have spotted the potential to create a low-cost luxury property.

Compiled in a gallery by Bored Panda, pictures show how old metal containers have been transformed into stunning homes complete with balconies, rooftop decks and a hammock swinging in the front yard.

One graffiti-covered container has been converted into a cosy, winter wonderland cabin in upstate New York, while in Bali stacked containers have been made into a multi-storey villa with a swimming pool.