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A Gorgeous Minimalist Desert Home Made of Shipping Containers

Once again, shipping containers prove to be the future of modern home design.

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In the past decade, we have seen a lot of innovations in terms of building materials for modern homes, but perhaps the most interesting trend lies with the use of repurposed shipping containers.

Shipping containers are typically used for hauling imports and exports over long distances on ships, and then discarded or stored for the long term. Somewhere along the line someone realized that this was a colossal waste, and decided to create living spaces from them. Fast forward a few years, and we have the most innovative and beautiful example of a shipping container home yet, located in the natural beauty of the Joshua Tree desert.

Designed by London-based architect James Whitaker, the home was designed by joining together several containers to form a three bedroom, three bathroom house, sitting on a 90 acre plot of land in the Joshua Tree desert, with an expansive wooden deck.

READ MORE: A Shipping Container Village in San Francisco

The eclectic structure looks more like a convention center or public art piece than a home, but that is part of the allure of building something so abstract surrounded by nothing but nature.

Called The Joshua Tree Residence, the solar-powered home will begin construction next year.

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