Artist/reused shipping container home builder Gregory Kloehn has created just that in his Berkeley, Calif., workshop: “... a nice little home out of a garbage can.” Kloehn’s (somewhat) fully-equipped, one-room trash receptacle digs come complete with hardwood floors, storage space, granite countertops, an outdoor BBQ, stainless steel appliances, electrical and water systems, and a hidden toilet. His next step? Installing a flat-screen television.
I’m just trying to break down what the home can be. What is it? What the components are — what do you need? Is it toilets and a kitchen and a roof? Or is it location? Or is it a house that expresses yourself? I don't know. I think for everyone it's a little bit different. But for me, I'm just trying to deconstruct what a home can be — how can you turn different objects into a home — and see if I can put everything in that a home has inside of a Dumpster, and if I can make it nice enough where perhaps someone would like to live in it.