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Joshua Tree Residence - Shipping Container Home

By: on October 30, 2017

Architect James Whitaker either turned a dozen plus shipping containers into an Everlasting Gobstobber, or his design for a house to be built in Joshua Tree is a big ol' tumor. Get a load of...what's that, Arnold?

It's naaht. It's naaht uh tooomuh. ... It's Caleeforneea.

Whitatker's burst of industrial cargo carriers in this shipping container home isn't just dramatic, and a little apocalyptic-looking, it's also right on trend. Already this year we've seen how shipping containers can make a great mother-in-law, detached office, or full-on efficient home in Honomobos, and a super sweet swimming pool in Modpools. The Joshua Tree Residence adds luxury living and possible architectural masterpiece to shipping containers' ever-expanding repertoire.

Slated to break ground (or just stack on top of it?) in 2018, the Joshua Tree shipping container home will have 2,150 square feet of interior bends, jags, and tunnels. It will include a kitchen, living room, dining area, 3 bedrooms, a wood deck, and a hot tub, amongst other amenities. In addition to wackiness, the home's design aims to attract tons of natural light and max out views of the otherworldly Joshua Tree desert landscape.

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Spitbank Fort - Luxury Floating Retreat

$560 - $12,850 from Spitbank Fort »

If the UK's Spitbank Fort didn't look and sound like post-apocalyptic luxury at its finest to begin with, its location in The Solent, a major shipping route along the Isle of Wight, should cement the status. The Solent?...

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Honomobo Shipping Container Homes

$21,875 - $179,725 from Honomobo »

Plat of land, plop down a Honomobo. It's what I keep telling my girlfriend when we talk about trading in her condo for a house. See, like the Simpsons, we live in Springfield, and home prices are ludicrous right now....

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Ecocapsule Portable House

When the item in question is a house, how do you define "portable"? For me it was always the train car-looking mobile home my grandma's cousin Ella Mae used to live in that could be dragged from city to city in Florida...

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The Nugget Micro Home

This cute little Nugget might be bigger than your kid, but...not by much. Modern Tiny Living's first micro home checks in at a mere 102 square feet and 4,500 pounds and...OK, fine. That's a lot bigger than your kid....

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Looper Portable Resort

Looper pods deem themselves portable, eco-friendly, pimped-out resorts modeled after the ultimate pimp mascot: the caterpillar. Yeah...I would've gone with some sort of spiny-backed reptile or ancient dinosaur or Bowser...

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Underhill Home - Luxury Hobbit-Hole

$917k from rightmove »

Now that the British Pound has taken its first real hit in recent memory, you might start thinking about buying up some real estate in England. This 4-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot home called Underhill is a steal at $917,000....

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Hex House Flat Pack Shelter

$10 - $5k from Architects for Society »

If I were Architects for Society I might consider renaming the Hex House something that sounds a little less like the witchcraft or evil forces that many who have had their homes destroyed by disaster believe caused said...

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Life Armor Disaster Shelter

$5k from Seikoh »

The recent, tragic path of Hurricane Sandy reminds us that disaster planning shouldn't just be relegated to theoretical discussions and jokes about Zombie Apocalypses. Seikoh's Life Armor Disaster Shelter can accommodate...

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AbleNook: Rapidly Deployable Modular Dwelling

I'm nearly sold on AbleNook, a collapsible housing unit that requires neither appreciable time nor skill to assemble, based on its Kickstarter project's opening quote alone. From Albert Einstein: "We can't solve problems...

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The Bunkie Prefabricated Retreat

Industrial design firm 608 Design and architectural design firm BLDG Workshop teamed up to build the Bunkie, a portable, eco-friendly, prefabricated retreat structured such that the Big Bad Wolf will pop many a cranial...

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Melody Key Private Island

$5.99 million from Private Islands Online »

A private island a mile offshore in the Florida keys sporting recent multi-million dollar renovations, a main house with vaulted ceilings, pool, jacuzzi, solar inverter, on-demand muted generator, a desalination system...

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Casa Brutale Concept House

By: OPA »

"Casa Brutale redefines the harmonious coexistence of human and nature in a poetic homage to pure Brutalism*." I think that's just OPA's elaborate way of saying, "This badass house does not actually exist." And that's...