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BUNNY LANE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

BUNNY LANE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from New Jersey! 🙂 We’re big fans of architect Adam Kalkin for his quirky and fun home designs, such as this popular home in Maine! Now we’ve just spotted another fun Adam Kalkin masterpiece called Bunny Lane. A house within another, bigger

8747 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

8747 SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Missouri! 🙂 I have to be honest with you, I spent hours reading Marti’s blog. I spent so much time googling to find every bit of information on this shipping container house, and when I stumbled onto her blog… It was like a […]

ECO SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

ECO SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

Greetings from Portugal! 🙂

ECO CONTAINER VILLAGE

Whilst it may not look like it, this property was built out of shipping containers! The project, dubbed Eco Village by the designers, is set in the region of Viana do Alentejo in Portugal. The project was a collaborative effort by local (more…)

CARROLL SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

CARROLL SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Brooklyn! 🙂 NYC’s latest shipping container home has been spotted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Curbed’s Jessica Dailey recently happened across the single-family Carroll House at 2 Monitor Street on the corner of Richardson Street. Based on

CINCO CAMP CONTAINER CABINS

CINCO CAMP CONTAINER CABINS

Greetings from West Texas! 🙂 “I don’t like the Hamptons because you hear the same gossip and have the same conversations as in New York,” said Roger Black, 60, squinting into the midday sun at Cinco Camp, his West Texas vacation home made of recycled

CROSS-SHAPED MICRO CONTAINER HOME

CROSS-SHAPED MICRO CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Georgia! 🙂

CROSS-SHAPED MICRO CONTAINER HOME

Georgian architect Dachi Papuashvili has developed a concept for a cross-shaped micro home built from shipping containers that would provide a compact residence for a member of the church. Papuashvili, who is based in Tbilisi, (more…)

THE PORCELAIN GALLERY SHIPPING CONTAINER OFFICE

THE PORCELAIN GALLERY SHIPPING CONTAINER OFFICE

Greetings from London! 🙂 UK architect Simon Astridge has used shipping containers, exposed plasterwork and clay lighting to create the offices and showroom for a London tile manufacturer. Astridge designed the Porcelain Gallery for Pentagon Tiles in

MODERN EMPTY NESTER TINY CONTAINER HOME

MODERN EMPTY NESTER TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Missouri! 🙂 Custom Container Living is one of my tiny favorite shipping container home builders! They make the coolest homes! Like THIS ONE, THIS ONE, THIS ONE, and now this 320-square-foot modern style Empty Nester with main floor bedroom and

FLOATWING SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSEBOAT

FLOATWING SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSEBOAT

Greetings from Portugal! 🙂

FLOATWING SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSEBOAT

A company in Portugal called “Friday,” have designed Floatwing, a houseboat that can be shipped all over the world in two standard shipping containers. A romantic gateway for two or a mobile house in the middle of a lake for the (more…)

URBAN RIGGER SHIPPING CONTAINER DORMS

URBAN RIGGER SHIPPING CONTAINER DORMS

Greetings from Copenhagen! 🙂 Finding affordable housing in the city center is tough, and harder still if you’re a debt-saddled college student. Luckily, architecture firm BIG developed Urban Rigger, a visionary proposal to lift students out of the housing


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

ECO SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

ECO SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

Greetings from Portugal! 🙂 Whilst it may not look like it, this property was built out of shipping containers! The project, dubbed Eco Village by the designers, is set in the region of Viana do Alentejo in Portugal. The project was a collaborative effort by […]

CINCO CAMP CONTAINER CABINS

CINCO CAMP CONTAINER CABINS

Greetings from West Texas! 🙂 “I don’t like the Hamptons because you hear the same gossip and have the same conversations as in New York,” said Roger Black, 60, squinting into the midday sun at Cinco Camp, his West Texas vacation home made of recycled

CROSS-SHAPED MICRO CONTAINER HOME

CROSS-SHAPED MICRO CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Georgia! 🙂 Georgian architect Dachi Papuashvili has developed a concept for a cross-shaped micro home built from shipping containers that would provide a compact residence for a member of the church. Papuashvili, who is based in Tbilisi,

MODERN EMPTY NESTER TINY CONTAINER HOME

MODERN EMPTY NESTER TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Missouri! 🙂 Custom Container Living is one of my tiny favorite shipping container home builders! They make the coolest homes! Like THIS ONE, THIS ONE, THIS ONE, and now this 320-square-foot modern style Empty Nester with main floor bedroom and

HAPPY TWOGETHER TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER

HAPPY TWOGETHER TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER

Greetings from Missouri again! 🙂 If you have been an avid follower of the tiny house movement, then you would have come across a Custom Container Living design at some point. These Archie, Missouri container home experts continue to amaze us all with their