The CropBox is a high tech farming solution that’s designed and built within a 320 sq. ft. shipping container.
And what’s really unbelievable is how you can use it to grow and yield up to the equivalent of an acre field of lettuce! According to CropBox, it offers up to 2,200 sq. ft. of greenhouse space within a 320 sq. ft. footprint.
If you have horses on your property you can even use a CropBox to generate food to feed up to 17 horses (per CropBox)! In addition, you can use a container to grow up to 150 varieties of herbs, greens and lettuces including barley sprouts, orchard grass, alfalfa sprouts, and more! Wouldn’t one of these units, or something similar, be an amazing solution to your tiny house homestead or to help support a tiny house community? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!
CropBox: High Tech Farm Inside a Shipping Container
Images © CropBox.co
Images © CropBox.co
Learn more: http://www.cropbox.co/
- Williamson Greenhouses (parent company)
Our big thanks to Hunter for sharing!
You can send this story to your friends for free using the social media and e-mail share buttons below. Thanks!
If you enjoyed this story you’ll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you!
Latest posts by Alex (see all)
- Flamenco Tiny House by Baluchon - February 4, 2023
- 2008 Ford E-450 4×4 Timberline Box Van Conversion - February 3, 2023
- Custom Tumbleweed Tiny House with a Bidet - February 3, 2023
What a great idea to have this in addition living off grid and being self sufficient! Add a nicely appointed TH with solar and I’d be set!
Might be “better” if the roof (and maybe the walls?) were transparent, but I like this.
Good. Better. Best. Ironically the Hebrew word in the bible is the same for all three. But agree a transparent roof might enhance but maybe create too much heat? I’m guessing they are using special lighting and hydroponics. Any idea Alex?
I found a review that says the prices start at roughly $50k. Might be good on a co-op type basis for a tiny house community.
Wow, that’s something different, imagine to grow strawberries where they usually don’t grow.
However, I agree with Dean some natural light would help to bring down the running costs. I wouldn’t go for the roof because it may affect the upper level only and may cause overheating but the sides could provide benefits to all layers. The builder is offering them already.
I am going to contact them to learn more about it and to discuss some
crazy ideas which came into my mind.
Congrats Alex that you found and introducing it.
Dunno if this is priced for the average consumer, but this is probably the only way I’d go sustainable….no bugs, no weeds, full automation with smartphone control…genius in a box!
GENIUS IN A BOX!!
Rather…GENIUS IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER!! Lol.
This would be an excellent investment for a restaurant, food pantry, school/college or business that uses fresh fruit, veggies, teas and/or herbs for their business or to employ and feed the hungry. I am more than impressed with the idea of it!!
I too was thinking maybe a clear raised roof and clear walls with multiple screened windows to allow for ventilation…in the same design as a glass greenhouse.
In any event, this is sustainability at it’s finest!!
LOVE this idea… now a terraced system that would have goats, chickens and fish… put it in conjunction and make it AQUAponics rather than HYDROponics… better flavor in your veggies and fish besides!
Much better than trying to live in one!
We just had a sting go down up here in the area north of Seattle: police took down an operation that were growing 1500 marijuana plants in one of those things.
The yield is certainly impressive. I think the current price reflects the value of the innovation and it is valuable, but the sellers know that many people will easily figure out how to build these for themselves. Well, how hard can it be? Even the pot heads already figured it out! 😉