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RRG SHIPPING CONTAINER CABIN #2

RRG SHIPPING CONTAINER CABIN #2

Greetings from Kentucky! 🙂 Do you remember this cabin that I shared with you earlier this week? Well the owner contacted us and shared with us that he actually has two shipping container cabins on Airbnb in that area. Awesome! Hard to believe but this […]

HAYHURST CONTAINER HOME

HAYHURST CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Texas! 🙂 If you’ve been reading the blog since the beginning you know I tend to favor Texas homes. So when Daniel Hayhurst contacted me on Instagram, I immediately agreed to feature his family’s home. And the pictures he shared with

COPIA LUXURY CONTAINER ECO CABINS

COPIA LUXURY CONTAINER ECO CABINS

Greetings from South Africa! 🙂 Nothing exudes relaxation like a wood-fired hot tub in the middle of the mountains. This shipping container cabin looks so peaceful! Occupying a hillside on a South African farm, the Copia Luxury Eco Cabins is recycling at its

KENTUCKY SHIPPING CONTAINER CABIN

KENTUCKY SHIPPING CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Kentucky! 🙂 I just love finding shipping container homes on Airbnb! I really should put a post together with all my favorite ones. More and more shipping container homes are being listed and I really want to just go see them all! 🙂 […]

LETTUCE HOUSE SHIPPING CONTAINER CENTER

LETTUCE HOUSE SHIPPING CONTAINER CENTER

Greetings from China! 🙂 Completed in 2014, this shipping container home in China looks so awesome! Made out of 6 shipping containers, the architect built a research center and community center all in one. The pictures are magnificent! I’m already packing

SHOW HOME OTTO ENGINEERING

SHOW HOME OTTO ENGINEERING

Greetings from New Zealand! 🙂 Sometimes you find yourself scrolling through Instagram for hours looking at all the awesome pictures of homes and how beautifully decorated they are… no? Just us? Well that is exactly how we stumbled upon featuring this container

MINERAL POINT CONTAINER HOME

MINERAL POINT CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from Wisconsin! 🙂 Who else is watching the HGTV show is titled “Container Homes”? Since we blog about shipping container homes, you know we watch it religiously here at Dwell Boxes!  The first in the series is a MODS home built in Mineral Point,

JUG MOUNTAIN RANCH CONTAINER CABIN

JUG MOUNTAIN RANCH CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Idaho! 🙂 Today we are taken to a really cool shipping container cabin in Idaho’s Jug Mountain. Gear Junkie recently went there an wrote an awesome article about him and his family’s time there. If the pictures aren’t enough, the cabin

5 TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES FOR SALE

5 TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES FOR SALE

Greetings from the tiny container world! 🙂 As the tiny house movement continues to gain popularity, so does the number of tiny homes for sale. You know that we at Dwell Boxes do our very best to research each home in it’s entirely before we […]

LUCIA CONTAINER HOME

LUCIA CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 The Lucia Container Home is a unique multi-generational home with eye on sustainability in California. The shipping container home was in the works for more than 10 months before receiving the proper city approvals. The

MONTREAL SHIPPING CONTAINER MANSION

MONTREAL SHIPPING CONTAINER MANSION

Greetings from Canada! 🙂 Using seven recycled shipping containers, architect Bernard Morin and wife Joyce Labelle built this contemporary residence in St. Adele, Quebec.  The home is the first of many to come for their new company, Maison Idekit, which

GYPSY WAGON TINY CONTAINER HOME

GYPSY WAGON TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 One of our favorite parts about blogging about shipping container homes for the past year is the massive community that has formed around Dwell Boxes. It really does put a smile on our faces here at Dwell Boxes to get a […]


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

JUG MOUNTAIN RANCH CONTAINER CABIN

JUG MOUNTAIN RANCH CONTAINER CABIN

Greetings from Idaho! 🙂 Today we are taken to a really cool shipping container cabin in Idaho’s Jug Mountain. Gear Junkie recently went there an wrote an awesome article about him and his family’s time there. If the pictures aren’t enough, the cabin

5 TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES FOR SALE

5 TINY SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES FOR SALE

Greetings from the tiny container world! 🙂 As the tiny house movement continues to gain popularity, so does the number of tiny homes for sale. You know that we at Dwell Boxes do our very best to research each home in it’s entirely before we […]

GYPSY WAGON TINY CONTAINER HOME

GYPSY WAGON TINY CONTAINER HOME

Greetings from California! 🙂 One of our favorite parts about blogging about shipping container homes for the past year is the massive community that has formed around Dwell Boxes. It really does put a smile on our faces here at Dwell Boxes to get a […]

LITHIA SPRINGS TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

LITHIA SPRINGS TINY CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from Georgia! 🙂 We’ve come across many people who rent out tiny houses on their property just to let guests experience living tiny to see if it’s a good fit for them. This next tiny house is one of those and it’s located near […]

TINYWOOD ONE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

TINYWOOD ONE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE

Greetings from The United Kingdom! 🙂 Today we are looking at this UK-based, tiny container home called Tinywood One. Tiny homes come in all shapes, sizes and budgets. While some may build ultra-tiny houses for a few thousand dollars, others may be inclined to