The Push Button House has gone through many design iterations, each impressive and fascinating in its own way. The first example featured here is more an interior room-in-the-box type design – portable, practical but primarily fun and versatile. It would make a great coffee stand or temporary outdoor shop space or even temporary on-the-go mobile home.


The more complex version of this cargo container building, shown below, comes complete with a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, living room and library – all constructed from recycled materials (including, of course, the shipping container shell of the structure itself).


The container house version has a hydraulic, computer-controlled system that automates the opening and closing process. It is designed as a potential exhibition space, disaster relief home or even potential permanent residence.This model likewise opens and closes at the push of a button – just don’t be trapped on the inside when it gets shut!