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BOXOUSE DELUXE TINY CONTAINER HOME

BOXOUSE DELUXE TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 The Port of Oakland holds and receives nearly 2.4 million shipping containers each a year. If Luke Iseman had hisway, Oakland would hold onto even more of them. Iseman is founder and CEO of Boxouse, a West Oakland-based startup that makes […]

BITHCIN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

BITHCIN SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Mexico! 🙂 Isn’t that name wonderful? Ha! 🙂 Today we check out this unique lodging in a one of a kindhouse built with two 20ft shipping containers. This house combines industrial, modern and alternative architecture joined with a traditional Mexican palapa roof. The […]

SECOND VOYAGE CONTAINER HOME

SECOND VOYAGE CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from France! 🙂 Fun fact about me? I speak French fluently 🙂 Which is probably the reasonfinding a shipping container home in France always excites me. I found this home on Designboom, which linked the designers of the home showcased on their blog. And […]

SHIPPING CONTAINER BEACH REFUGE

SHIPPING CONTAINER BEACH REFUGE

Greetings from Chile! 🙂 Ready for this shipping container beach refuge? Well pack your bagsbecause these photos are stunning! Thanks to the architects with Pablo Errázuriz, this home is located in Canela Baja, Chile. Completed in 2008 with a square footage of 258, this tiny […]

DESIGNBOOM CONTAINER SUMMER RESIDENCE

DESIGNBOOM CONTAINER SUMMER RESIDENCE

Greetings from Italy! 🙂 For some time Designboom has been planning to transfer our office during  the summertime months from the bustling city of Milan to the sea sides of Sardinia (Sardegna), an island off the western coast of Italy. After all these years of […]

CASA LIRAY CONTAINER HOME

CASA LIRAY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Chile! 🙂 Finally I found the article on one of the more popular shipping container homes makingits rounds around Pinterest. Thank you ArchDaily! B) Description from the architects. The commission is generated by the client’s need to build a house quickly in 2010, […]

ROYAL OAK SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

ROYAL OAK SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Michigan! 🙂 Aaron Schnepp lives in the coolest house in town. That’s one of the reasons why he has to sell it. The concept car designer and his wife made local headlines last year when they bought a 2,350-square-foot home in Royal Oak, […]

RUSTIC COUNTRY CONTAINER CABIN

RUSTIC COUNTRY CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Florida! 🙂 Today’s tiny shipping container cabin comes from Cocoa, Florida, I found thishouse both on Tiny House Listings and Tiny Home Builders. I’ve really been loving these tiny shipping container homes lately! What do you think? At $24,000 with 160 sq. ft. […]

RIPPLE CONTAINER EMERGENCY HOME UNIT

RIPPLE CONTAINER EMERGENCY HOME UNIT

Greetings from Ireland! 🙂 Ireland’s first shipping container home was completed in just three dayson the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Built by a team of volunteers, the low-cost house boasts a modern finish and is partially powered by solar panels. […]

LAREDO TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

LAREDO TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Texas! 🙂 Today I am sharing this tiny shipping container house from Laredo, TX. They built this container house in 2014 for their family ranch and have since moved to another location that has a bunk house already on the property. Thisfamily is […]

THE O.G.L.E. TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

THE O.G.L.E. TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from California! 🙂 I originally saw this house on Tiny House Hunters on HGTV and I thought it was so cute! I don’t remember if the couple ended up picking this one or not, but I remember the great use of space! Here we […]

“ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS” CONTAINER HOME

“ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS” CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Virginia! 🙂 This tiny shipping container home fits it all in! Storage, sleeping/living area, kitchen with refrigerator, bathroom with fully composting toilet, rain shower that opens to nature, tankless water heater and rooftop deck for


ABOUT DWELL BOXES

INTRODUCTION

Hi there! Welcome to Dwell Boxes 🙂

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.  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

BOXOUSE DELUXE TINY CONTAINER HOME

BOXOUSE DELUXE TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 The Port of Oakland holds and receives nearly 2.4 million shipping containers each a year. If Luke Iseman had hisway, Oakland would hold onto even more of them. Iseman is founder and CEO of Boxouse, a West Oakland-based startup that makes […]

SHIPPING CONTAINER BEACH REFUGE

SHIPPING CONTAINER BEACH REFUGE

Greetings from Chile! 🙂 Ready for this shipping container beach refuge? Well pack your bagsbecause these photos are stunning! Thanks to the architects with Pablo Errázuriz, this home is located in Canela Baja, Chile. Completed in 2008 with a square footage of 258, this tiny […]

RUSTIC COUNTRY CONTAINER CABIN

RUSTIC COUNTRY CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Florida! 🙂 Today’s tiny shipping container cabin comes from Cocoa, Florida, I found thishouse both on Tiny House Listings and Tiny Home Builders. I’ve really been loving these tiny shipping container homes lately! What do you think? At $24,000 with 160 sq. ft. […]

RIPPLE CONTAINER EMERGENCY HOME UNIT

RIPPLE CONTAINER EMERGENCY HOME UNIT

Greetings from Ireland! 🙂 Ireland’s first shipping container home was completed in just three dayson the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Built by a team of volunteers, the low-cost house boasts a modern finish and is partially powered by solar panels. […]

LAREDO TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

LAREDO TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Texas! 🙂 Today I am sharing this tiny shipping container house from Laredo, TX. They built this container house in 2014 for their family ranch and have since moved to another location that has a bunk house already on the property. Thisfamily is […]