Now here is an idea for the wall you face from the entryway! Do a skylight in the hallway and then a living wall to accommodate many of your plants! There are systems to automate irrigation and allow for easy removal / swap-out of plants as it grows!
Container House - Westcliff Pavillion // Architecture Studio - Same design could be used in Container home. - Who Else Wants Simple Step-By-Step Plans To Design And Build A Container Home From Scratch?