Box, sweet box

A Tulsa-area couple is building their new home out of, among other things, old cargo containers:

Their two-story, 2,650-square-foot house will be constructed from almost entirely recycled materials, including five shipping containers — two on bottom and three on top, built upon a 40-by-40-foot slab facing southwest.

They are, of course, blogging the construction. Last week, the second container arrived on site:

The shipping list from its last voyage is still attached to the door. It hauled furniture, 22 chocolate brown sofas, 16 love-seats, 9 chairs, and 6 ottomans, to be exact. That’s more furniture than we will probably have in all five of our containers!

They’re hoping to have the housewarming, or at least the first-story-warming, in December.



  1. Nicole »

    8 February 2012 · 8:44 pm

    I have long thought that shipping container houses are way neat and would love to get my mom to build one on her land.

  2. Jess »

    9 February 2012 · 5:26 am

    I’ve seen containers turned into tool houses, offices and storage sheds. The only problem is corrosion. If they’ve spent some time at sea and were not re-coated the salt will eat them away in a short period of time.

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    10 February 2012 · 9:30 pm

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