As this cabin in Holyoke, Minnesota proves, post-apocalyptic shipping container life can be lovely. Built around two shipping containers on stilts, this cabin is totally off the grid - though the windows mean it's not quite zombie-proof.

According to Dornob:

Paul Stankey (and family) not only bought his structural materials on the cheap, but also used simple do-it-yourself processes to construct his cargo container house step by simple step – starting with pipes to leverage the containers off of the trailer attached to his truck.

See the whole building process via Dornob