I can’t stop thinking about dumpsters.

90Look, you know this thing with us building a container house is getting kind of hot and heavy when I’m obsessively looking at pictures of people’s dumpster pools. At the moment, I’m romancing the idea of buying a disgusting fixer and then awesomeizing it with some sweet custom shipping containers and creating us a little slice of hillside DIY heaven rather than starting from scratch and going broke on the foundation…a perilous road we came very close to walking once before. Ahhh…cockroaches and water damage and rot and all that good stuff.

90-4Designer Stefan Beese decided to take dumpster diving to a whole new level when he took a used well…dumpster and turned it into a pretty sweet semi-inground swimming pool on a budget. He’s basically my idol right now.

90-1After lining his pool with a custom pool liner and taking care of some other necessary modifications, Stefan built a gorgeous deck around his new creation.

90-2The pump fits cleanly inside the structure, and voila! Dumpster Dive your summer away!

90-6 90-5For more images and the full description of the project, click HERE.

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  5 comments for “I can’t stop thinking about dumpsters.

  1. Kristin, from the other La
    August 18, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Morgan, I am in the same boat… or should I say, the same floatie…. with no water! I also have been dreaming of this for months and trying to find more information, like: how is the the Pool Box holding up 2 years later? Why hasn’t this idea caught on with more people? Could two dumpsters be combined for a larger pool? Would love to hear if you have found more info.

    • Morgan
      August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

      I’m meeting with a cube specialist, an architect, and a designer who’s done it all in the next 2 weeks, so I will definitely fill you in with what I find out!

      • Kristin
        August 18, 2014 at 9:12 am

        A “cube specialist”? Not sure we have those in south Louisiana! Can’t wait to hear the follow up! Thanks!

      • Stacie Shain
        May 5, 2015 at 7:37 am

        Hi My husband and i are interested in putting in a container pool, I was curious if you were able to get any further information about this process as I am having difficulty finding anything out on the web. Very curious about how well they hold up.

        • Morgan
          May 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

          Hi Stacie, I haven’t really found much more out about them — but a neighbor is looking in to doing it now — I will definitely share their process when they begin!

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