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Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Shipping Containers

by , 05/16/11

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Back inside the house, a white narrow kitchen is equipped with energy efficient appliances and large windows. On the top floor sits two bedrooms, an office and a bathroom. The smaller bedroom is where, Debbie’s son sleeps and the office space features an extensive built-in shelving system designed for Debbie to showcase all her toy designs for Mattel. The master bedroom was built using two containers and is as light and airy as the rest of the home. As a contrast to the rest of the house, the spare room has been painted bright red and features an oriental style decor.

For anyone interested in creating one of these beauties for themselves, the good news is that Debbie will be constructing homes for anyone interested in a simpler, less expensive and creative way to live.

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4 Comments

  1. Shane Corbett August 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    AND…..what does it cost to do this ourselves????hellllllooooo

  2. Marylu July 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    so how much does this cost?

  3. decodesigncenter decodesigncenter May 16, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Wow, what a wonderful ideal and gree too using shipping containers for a home. Cool and recyclable is the word! Great ideal and thanks for sharing.

  4. Bob Ellenberg May 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Outstanding! Most every example of using ISBUs involves opening up all the units and the structural modifications negate any cost savings that could be achieved. This house shows creative ways to use the narrow long spaces and it comes off well leaving the strength of the units intact.

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