Dumpster Trailer Conversion

Artist Gregory Kloehn likes to remix the world around him. His recent dumpster conversion explores what a home can be by completely gutting a standard garbage dumpster and refitting it with a modern interior complete with a toilet, water, electrical, hardwood floors, and a cooktop. He even built in a hand-crank roof that lowers in order for you to remain stealthy to the outside world. [via LikeCool]

20 thoughts on “Dumpster Trailer Conversion

  1. Nice job.  Bit rough when you meet a girl and want to bring her back to your place, though, isn’t it?

    “You live in a dumpster?”

    “Wait…I can explain…I’m an artist!”

    “It was nice meeting you…”


  2. I’ve seen the very large roll-off type dumpster bodies (40 yard dumpsters, approximately 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high) have a roof welded on, a very secure door installed, and used as tool storage cribs at large construction sites. Portable work shop anyone?

    1. You can buy 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers with roofs and doors already installed for less than $2000. There are quite a few people converting these to housing.

      1. I know about and have seen container housing. However I think, in the case of something like a commercial mobile shop or tool crib that’s inevitably going to relocate every couple of weeks to months, the roll-off dumpster concept holds the advantage with the simple fact that one needs no crane to get it onto either a flatbed truck or container chassis. After all a roll-off dumpster truck is, by design, self loading/unloading. Demo with a light weight roll-off shed/trailer variant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPSN-zaqKw0

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