Gallery: Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Ship...

 
If building your own home has always been your dream, but the lack of cash has turned it into a unlikely reality, then take a cue from Mattel industrial designer Debbie Glassberg who built her 2,600 square feet container home out of five Chinese shipping containers. Located in Kansas City, this extraordinary dwelling has everything she and her family needs for fine living, with a lot of extra space and natural light to spare. Jump ahead for a look into the nouveau dwelling's chic and retro interiors!

In the world of sustainable architecture and affordable living, shipping container homes are a great solution for the budget-minded seeking a low-maintenance and eco-friendly living situation — and Glassberg’s house is no exception. As you enter the residence, an open-plan living room featuring a collection of re-upholstered vintage furniture surprises the eyes with an unmatched style. The palette of turquoise provides the room with an uplifting feeling, making the interior shine. The elegant dinning room features floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with white translucent curtains. This allows natural light to permeate the room, while revealing the magnificent tree silhouettes behind.

The residence also boasts another green delight with a modest vegetable patch set right at the front door. More space is allocated to growing vegetables on the rooftop, which can be easily accessed through the top floor rooms. And if you don’t want to head up top, an outside porch area provides the perfect place to lounge and spend long summer day outdoors with a drink in hand.

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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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