This DIY Dumpster Pool Is Much Classier Than You Think

One man’s trash is now a truly chic swimming pool. Architect Stefan Beese converted a regular old dumpster into a designer patio and swimming area for his family. With a little insulation, pool liner and wood, you would never guess this old container, now dubbed the Pool Box, used to store trash. Beese, cheekily known on his Facebook page as Dumpster Dive DeLux, has used containers for other high-end projects he calls “Cargotechture,” including VIP lounges for music festivals and the 2012 DNC and RNC conventions. Now he’s trying to spread the word on the virtues of extreme upcycling.