13. Dumpster Home
Californian designer Gegory Kloehn turned a dumpster in Brooklyn into his home. Like a studio apartment, the 42-year-old’s renovated home includes everything in a compact space. There’s a tiny kitchen in one corner with a microwave and mini-stove and a small sleeping area with storage space underneath. There is also a tiny toilet and outdoor shower whose water is supplied by a 6-gallon rainwater tank on the roof of the dumpster/home. It has all the amenities of a normal apartment, albeit smaller, and Kloehn says, “If you don’t like your neighbors, you can push it a block over.”
14. Train Caboose House
The caboose of a train (Great Northern Railway X215) has been transformed into an accommodating living space in Essex, Montana. The historic rail car was renovated to include everything from a personal kitchen and bathroom to a master bedroom and even a gas fireplace.