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CONTAINED TINY CONTAINER HOTEL ROOM

CONTAINED TINY CONTAINER HOTEL ROOM

Greetings from Australia! 🙂 Australian-based firm Contained specializes in transforming vessels that originally hauled heavy cargo all over the world into well-designed lodgings. These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel

HOME BOX CONTAINER HOUSE

HOME BOX CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Italy! 🙂 The first HomeBoxes are experimental objects for construction: They use materials and construction methods which are not typical and almost all components are prototypes. The HomeBox is designed as a movable home with different location and usage possibilities.   A vertically positioned […]

HOLIDAY CONTAINER CABANA AT MADURU OYA

HOLIDAY CONTAINER CABANA AT MADURU OYA

Greetings from Sri Lanka! 🙂

HOLIDAY CONTAINER CABANA AT MADURU OYA

Photographer Logan MacDougall Pope has sent the people at Dezeen his images of this lakeside retreat in Sri Lanka made using a stray shipping container and timber from weapon boxes. (more…)

RURAL ESCAPE TINY CONTAINER POD

RURAL ESCAPE TINY CONTAINER POD

Greetings from Mississippi! 🙂 Builder Daniel Sokol sent the people at Jetson Green an email to share what he’s doing with steel shipping containers for a New Hampshire-based company called LEED Containers.  He can convert a 20-foot unit into a small, comfortable

SEVEN HAVENS CONTAINER RESIDENCE

SEVEN HAVENS CONTAINER RESIDENCE

Greetings from Indonesia! 🙂 A shipping container that appears to be slipping away from the top of this house on the island of Lombok was designed by Indonesian architect Budi Pradono. Clay House is set on a hill in Selong Belanak, a beachside area in […]

UBER 360 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

UBER 360 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Houston! 🙂

UBER 360 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

With only 360 square feet of living space, the Uber 360 started life as a 45-foot shipping container. Though the home is small, it features many surprising features, including a decadent jacuzzi tub, 12-foot sliding glass doors, and a (more…)

BLEY SLEEPING CONTAINER HOUSE

BLEY SLEEPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Texas! 🙂 A bit of reshaping can go a long way!  As their family grew in size, the owners of this container home in San Marcos, Texas, decided they needed an upgrade. With the help of A.Gruppo Architects, the house was given an […]

20′ TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER DWELLING

20′ TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER DWELLING

Greetings from Florida! 🙂 This 20-foot container home has been produced by a company based in Jacksonville, Florida, called SW Living Spaces. They’re a small company of three people, none of which have a background in design, but they do have

IRVING PLACE CONTAINER TOWNHOUSE

IRVING PLACE CONTAINER TOWNHOUSE

Greetings Brooklyn! 🙂

IRVING PLACE CONTAINER TOWNHOUSE

On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that boasts bright orange shipping containers. (more…)

KIN KIN CONTAINER HOUSE

KIN KIN CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Australia! 🙂 We have often wondered whether shipping container housing makes sense. But this one, the Kin Kin Container House, certainly does. The shipping container, which was on the property when Troy Walker bought it, provides the


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

CONTAINED TINY CONTAINER HOTEL ROOM

CONTAINED TINY CONTAINER HOTEL ROOM

Greetings from Australia! 🙂 Australian-based firm Contained specializes in transforming vessels that originally hauled heavy cargo all over the world into well-designed lodgings. These 20-foot shipping containers are repurposed into stunning luxurious hotel

HOME BOX CONTAINER HOUSE

HOME BOX CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Italy! 🙂 The first HomeBoxes are experimental objects for construction: They use materials and construction methods which are not typical and almost all components are prototypes. The HomeBox is designed as a movable home with different location and usage possibilities.   A vertically positioned […]

HOLIDAY CONTAINER CABANA AT MADURU OYA

HOLIDAY CONTAINER CABANA AT MADURU OYA

Greetings from Sri Lanka! 🙂 Photographer Logan MacDougall Pope has sent the people at Dezeen his images of this lakeside retreat in Sri Lanka made using a stray shipping container and timber from weapon boxes.

RURAL ESCAPE TINY CONTAINER POD

RURAL ESCAPE TINY CONTAINER POD

Greetings from Mississippi! 🙂 Builder Daniel Sokol sent the people at Jetson Green an email to share what he’s doing with steel shipping containers for a New Hampshire-based company called LEED Containers.  He can convert a 20-foot unit into a small, comfortable

UBER 360 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

UBER 360 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Houston! 🙂 With only 360 square feet of living space, the Uber 360 started life as a 45-foot shipping container. Though the home is small, it features many surprising features, including a decadent jacuzzi tub, 12-foot sliding glass doors, and a