Anchors Aweigh: Homes Made From Recycled Ships

Househappy —  September 17, 2013 — 1 Comment


We love the idea of recycling––and we’re not just talking about putting your discarded newspapers and empty bottles out at the curb. Some of the most beautiful homes are not only made from salvaged materials, but often the structure itself has been repurposed from the original intended use.

In our post Converted Churches: Why They Make Great Homes, we discussed how “converting buildings not intended for residential use into homes is a great way to recycle and preserve history at the same time”; but what about alternative structures––a ship, for example?

Less common than the floating home or a houseboat, some people have recycled ships to create some of the most interesting and beautiful homes in the world. Check out some of our favorite in the gallery below:

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