If you've got the space at your next BBQ, the Boxman is a swanky alternative to the plebeian tent or - gag! - lowly picnic table. Made from a converted shipping container, you're guaranteed to make your friends and neighbours feel inadequate.
The Boxman can be delivered directly to your next shindig and requires only 20 minutes of setup. Once it's unfolded and switched on, you'll have a 46sq m party venue that is possibly nicer than your actual home: bamboo floors, bar seating for six and marble countertops - powered entirely by sunlight. Just make sure you wrap things up before sundown, because everything abruptly shutting off could kind of kill the mood.
Ample outlets are included should you wish to plug in a TV or other guest-wooing gadget. And no matter what sort of moral transgressions occur at your out of control box party, your guilt will be assuaged by knowing that the Boxman conversion process requires only 5 per cent of the energy it would take to melt down the shipping crate in the recycling process. [Boxman via Inhabitat]