Contanium was formed as an extension of Dash 7, an innovative design and fabrication workshop in Red Hook, Brooklyn focused on fine art and architecture. Because we care deeply about sustainability, we designed and built our shop with the decommissioned shipping containers that surround us in our waterfront neighborhood.

Based on our expertise with upcycling containers for pop-up shops, art fairs, and galleries, a friend asked us to create an off-grid cabin and the Saugerties, our first design, was born.

Our affordable, design-driven recreational homes are permanent, virtually maintenance free, yet movable and minimally impactful on the local and global environment.


The humble beginnings of our five container shop. Come visit…