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HECHINGEN CONTAINER STUDIO

HECHINGEN CONTAINER STUDIO

Greetings from Germany! πŸ™‚ These renders by London architect James Whitaker depict a proposal for a low-cost studio space in Germany comprising a cluster of shipping containers, which are arranged to direct sunlight into the interior at different times

CONTAINHOTEL

CONTAINHOTEL

Greetings from The Czech Republic! πŸ™‚ Artikul Architects have designed this small boutique hotel named ContainHotel (because it’s made from shipping containers), in Treboutice, Czech Republic. Designed to be easily movable, the seasonal hotel had its first location on

40FT FINISHED CONTAINER HOME

40FT FINISHED CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Costa Rica! πŸ™‚

40FT FINISHED CONTAINER HOME

“Just plug it in and move in,” says the sales listing for this prefab container home. Jimmy Lee’s construction company, Containerhomes.net aims to bring more sustainable housing options to the effervescent environment of (more…)

HIVE MODULAR X-LINE 018 CONTAINER HOME

HIVE MODULAR X-LINE 018 CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Canada! πŸ™‚ Located in Ontario, Canada, the Hive Modular X-Line 018 shipping container home is worth the trip across the border. The absolutely beautiful cabin-like container home features high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, three

EAGLE RIDGE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

EAGLE RIDGE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Washington! πŸ™‚ Conventional wisdom tells us that good things take time. If you ever felt like your container home dream will never materialize, today’s story is guaranteed to reignite your passion.

THE CCASA HOSTEL

THE CCASA HOSTEL

Greetings from Vietnam! πŸ™‚

THE CCASA HOSTEL

Brightly painted shipping containers are stacked one on top of the other to house bunk beds at this hostel in Nha Trang, which also features aerial bridges and giant communal hammocks. The Ccasa Hostel was designed by local (more…)

43RD ST RESIDENCE + BUILDING LAB OFFICE

43RD ST RESIDENCE + BUILDING LAB OFFICE

Greetings from Oakland! πŸ™‚ Stephen Shoup founded his award-winning design/build firm, Building Lab, with a strong, sustainable vision in mind. A qualified Green Point Rater and Adviser himself, the architect teamed up with like-minded, similarly

TINY NEVADA CONTAINER HOUSE

TINY NEVADA CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Nevada! πŸ™‚ Today’s tiny shipping container house is just 20 minutes from Las Vegas! This charming home is listed on Tiny House Listings for a cool $34,999. Peaked your interest? Check out all the details below!

FLYING BOX SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

FLYING BOX SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from France! πŸ™‚

FLYING BOX SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Architect JosuΓ© Gillet used shipping containers to construct this prefabricated house in France, which features an asymmetric facade and a rooftop terrace. The Flying Box house was devised by Gillet’s studio 2A Design for a small plot in the French village of OrgΓ¨res, near Rennes. Both its design and construction method were a response to the confines of the compact, sloping site and the (more…)

40′ MODERN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

40′ MODERN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Sacramento! πŸ™‚ If you’re in the market for a new house, this recently completed container home might be worth your while. Dexterously created by TAYNR, a shipping container home builder based in Sacramento, CA, the cozy one-bedroom


ABOUT DWELL BOXES

INTRODUCTION

Hi there! Welcome to Dwell Boxes πŸ™‚

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What is a shipping container home?

A shipping container home utilizes steel intermodal freight containers, also referred to as shipping containers, as the main structural element.

Why use shipping containers?

Shipping container architecture is extremely green, allows for the most unique innovations, and has grown significantly in the past five years. Shipping containers are tremendously strong, widely available, and are priced very reasonably; these characteristics lend themselves to the designers that want to build homes that are most eco-friendly.Β  The use of shipping containers allows for decreased costs and build time as compared to traditional building materials such as brick and cement. (more…)


TINY CONTAINER LOVE

40FT FINISHED CONTAINER HOME

40FT FINISHED CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Costa Rica! πŸ™‚ “Just plug it in and move in,” says the sales listing for this prefab container home. Jimmy Lee’s construction company, Containerhomes.net aims to bring more sustainable housing options to the effervescent environment of

TINY NEVADA CONTAINER HOUSE

TINY NEVADA CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Nevada! πŸ™‚ Today’s tiny shipping container house is just 20 minutes from Las Vegas! This charming home is listed on Tiny House Listings for a cool $34,999. Peaked your interest? Check out all the details below!

40′ MODERN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

40′ MODERN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Sacramento! πŸ™‚ If you’re in the market for a new house, this recently completed container home might be worth your while. Dexterously created by TAYNR, a shipping container home builder based in Sacramento, CA, the cozy one-bedroom

AVOCET QUAY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

AVOCET QUAY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from The United Kingdom! πŸ™‚ A nifty touch-up can really uplift a shipping container home! UK-based architecture and interior design firm Fiftypointeight was tasked with reviving a modular 1960s deck-house. The humble abode in question resides in

CASA CONTAINER / SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

CASA CONTAINER / SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Argentina! πŸ™‚ In 2013, Yamil Matilla and his fiancΓ©e put all their DIY and technical knowledge to the test by building their own shipping container living space from scratch.