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Home Contained

One of the most read and popular posts I've published so far is one about container living. As a matter of fact, it is one of my favorites since it shows how something so raw and unattractive as shipping containers can be transformed into beautiful living spaces. So when I spotted this amazing home I didn't think twice about sharing it with you. This beauty, in Kansas City, Missouri, is actually a prototype conceived and designed by former toy accessory designer Debbie Glassberg in hopes of making container houses an affordable alternative. The Contained Home was built mostly by putting together five metal containers, creating 2,600 square feet of unbelievable living and entertaining space. 

But Debbie didn't stop there. She outdid herself by paying attention to every single inch of space with impeccable details throughout. She had the great idea of making the ceiling a focal point by covering it with neat patterned tiles — taking away the attention from the industrial feel of the walls. Her color palette is quite refreshing and her choice and mix of furniture is simply divine. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I did.

Images via Homecontained / Spotted here

Reader Comments (9)

This is awesome! I especially love the aqua room and the kitchen. The bathroom tiles are a little OTT for my taste.
Apr 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
Wow, what an amazing transformation. Love how airy it feels.
Apr 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershalini
These rooms have an amazing colors is like a big cake with the blue and red and all the painting is very nice is very difficult to know that inside this house you can see all these amazing decoration. Congratulation to the designer.
Apr 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Amazing, love it!
Apr 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDDekor
i love it!!
Apr 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
I'm really enjoying these posts about re-used shipping containers used for housing! The images are inspirational and perfect eye candy. Are we able to start considering containment living a feasible eco-alternative for everyone because I'd love to construct an office or a guest house! Or is containment living still in its conceptual infancy?
Apr 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnouk
i can NOT believe this is made out of shipping containers - did debbie design the interior accessories for barbie's dream house before this haha. i want to read up on this whole idea, how very green and innovative. thanks for sharing xx
Jul 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralex
it would've been great to see pictures of the stairs. that besides, very nice work!
Sep 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
well this blog is great i love reading your articles.
Nov 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervglima vglima

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