Dumpster Trailer Conversion

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. Anonymous says:

    This is all well and good until some guys in a truck try to upend your home.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is all well and good until some guys in a truck try to upend your home.

  3. Pete Mills says:


  4. Ric Kolseth says:

    Location, location, location!

  5. Ric Kolseth says:

    Location, location, location!

  6. Peter Simpson says:

    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…”


  7. Hank says:

    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. Anonymous says:

      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. Hank says:

        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

  8. Anonymous says:

    After the latest downturn, this is looking like a viable option for my retirement.

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