Gallery: Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessi...

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When you are constantly on the move, you need a mobile home - however in most cases a cargo bike will do.

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh, creating a super-basic house.

The house could be installed in either a rural area or a city, does not require a foundation, and can be quick and easily assembled by fastening ‘walls’ with standard plastic fasteners.

The house is designed to be flexible, modern, and mobile – plants hang in plastic IKEA bags so that they can be easily transported to the shelter’s next location.


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  1. Concepcion May 31, 2013 at 5:50 am

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  2. Chantelle Prince September 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Shipping containers maybe, but yikes all that plastic!? An interesting idea done badly!

  3. Copenhagen Design Week September 13, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Just a small correction here – the HomeLessHome container is a project from Erik Juul Architects – while the IKEA home at Højbro Plads was a different installation next to the one from Erik Juul. So this container structure you see on the pictures is NOT made in cooperation with IKEA ;)

  4. Eric Eric September 13, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I would totally live in a place like this, though it might get a bit drafty…and it might be hard to keep the bugs out at night…

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