Sometimes “Corten Coolness” is exactly that…

10 Apr

Okay, it’s officially “that time of year” again…

In the last 2 weeks, we’ve gotten 19 inquiries from families that want to know how to turn an ISBU container into a pool or spa.

We’ve written about this before, but we actually have three pools being built this year, in conjuction with ISBU homes being built. As that series of projects proceed, we’ll share the details with you, accompanied by “in process” photos.

The second most popular question on this topic is; “What would/could an ISBU pool or spa LOOK like?”

Well, they look just like any other pool (except they obviously aren’t more than about 8 feet wide). If you can conceive it, you can build it. You can get inspiration from all kinds of places.

Here’s a few photographs of cool [pool ideas to inspire your thought processes;

ISBU Pool concept - 20 foot
Pretty Classy backyard, if you ask me. Do this with a 20′ High Cube ISBU and you have the perfect backyard respite even with a small backyard.

20 ft ISBU pool and lounge ideaI’m actually dying to build this one, myself, using (say it with me) a 20′ High Cube. Imagine an ISBU  home set up on pilings.  Now imagine this “pool” being created by a box sitting at grade, with a deck attaching it to your home. I think this would be incredible.

You could even build a “tiny pool” to go with your “tiny house”!

But wait, there’s more. You don’t have to limit yourself to just using ISBUs/ There are other kinds of metal containers and bins that can be repurposed to accomplish backyard Shangra-la!

Dumpster Pools
As you can see, there are a lot of way to conceal your ISBU pool’s origins. And, there are lots of opportunities to create a backyard water feature that will excite you for decades!

Your only limit is your imagination (and the size of your shovel).

Stay tuned.

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