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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. This

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! 🙂

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS- CONTAINER HOME

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 (more…)

ST. CHARLES SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

ST. CHARLES SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Missouri! 🙂 Zach and Brie Smithey of St. Charles, Missouri, have remodeled several homes, but none of them were the perfect fit. “We were looking for something that wasn’t quite the norm,” Zach explains.

LAKE POWELL PADDLEBOARDS AND KAYAKS

LAKE POWELL PADDLEBOARDS AND KAYAKS

Greetings from Arizona! 🙂 Situated on the west side of Page AZ, Lake Powell Paddleboards container structure spans approximately 960 square feet. They built their shop out of recycled shipping containers. As stated on their site, they personally drove to Long

ELMA CONTAINER CABIN

ELMA CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Washington! 🙂

ELMA CONTAINER CABIN

This is so exciting! Never in a million years would I think that this little shipping container home blog would generate so much interest, let alone get submissions from actual shipping container home owners for me to feature (more…)

20′ SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

20′ SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Houston! 🙂 With all the damage from Hurricane Harvey here in my home state, I was honestly surprised to see this listing. What a great testament to shipping container homes that this house made it through all the flooding! Must be why this […]

QUEENSLAND 20′ CONTAINER HOUSE

QUEENSLAND 20′ CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Australia! 🙂 Granny flat? Teenager’s retreat? 2nd dwelling, or just dreaming of a simpler life with minimal possessions? The ‘tiny house’ movement is here! For $35,891 you can have this 120 sq. ft./ 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom tiny shipping container home!

COMMOD SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

COMMOD SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Austria! 🙂

COMMOD SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

This modern, clean-cut home is constructed from a repurposed shipping container, and while I love that shipping containers are being used for homes, this one (at least from the outside) seems like a rather cosy pad. (more…)

510 CABIN STUDIO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

510 CABIN STUDIO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 This modern cabin can be found in the high desert of Wofford Heights in California. It’s been designed by Hunter Leggitt Studio on the behalf of a busy Santa Monica-based family. Dubbed the 510 Cabin, it contains a total of 1,100 […]


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

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. This

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

20′ SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

20′ SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Houston! 🙂 With all the damage from Hurricane Harvey here in my home state, I was honestly surprised to see this listing. What a great testament to shipping container homes that this house made it through all the flooding! Must be why this […]

QUEENSLAND 20′ CONTAINER HOUSE

QUEENSLAND 20′ CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Australia! 🙂 Granny flat? Teenager’s retreat? 2nd dwelling, or just dreaming of a simpler life with minimal possessions? The ‘tiny house’ movement is here! For $35,891 you can have this 120 sq. ft./ 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom tiny shipping container home!