7 Impressive Shipping Container Hotels Around The World ⇒ Besides being the means of transportation for shipments, shipping containers have proved they can be reused and transformed into something that’s aesthetically pleasing and still functional. We’re talking about the new trend of shipping container hotels! When recycled and repurposed into livable spaces, these rectangular structures take on a completely different meaning. To show you that, Best Design Guides brings 7 impressive shipping container hotels from all around the world.
Hougoumont Hotel Fremantle (Fremantle, Australia)
The Hougoumont Hotel, in the coastal town of Fremantle in Western Australia, has fused an already existing building from 1901 with the shipping containers, creating a luxe accommodation for this port town. The hotel was designed by Matthew Crawford Architects, using custom furniture by Yoshio Takagi and art by Troy Barbitta.
Tiny Urban Escapes (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Tiny Urban Escapes is composed of five luxury semi-glass cabins made from recycled shipping containers, created by Canadian designer Glasshaus and featuring minimalist decor. Each container has an over-the-bed chandelier and a private deck. In the common area, there is a shared fire pit, or you can choose to explore the grounds with the container’s complimentary bikes.
Contain Hotel (Treboutice, Czech Republic)
Located along the Elbe River bank in the Czech Republic, the Contain Hotel is considered a micro-hotel, with just five rooms, all containing custom-made furniture like a tin tub turned into a washbasin, birch plywood walls and ceilings, and a glazed wall. Designed by Artikul Architects, it can fit up to 13 guests, with the three stacked shipping containers geometrically placed for a two-level arrangement.
Beach Box Hotel (Baga, Goa, India)
India’s popular beach-going destination of Goa recently debuted the Beach Box Hotel, which contains 16 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, and a swimming pool—all made from shipping containers. The property used 70% upcycled materials, including most of the wood, which repurposed.
Hotel Flophouze (Round Top, Texas)
The Hotel Flophouze was created with the intent of reusing salvaged items, with cabinet bases retrieved from an FDA laboratory in Brooklyn and countertops from an old Texas bowling alley. The six shipping containers have a living area, kitchen, bedrooms with Matteo linens and pillows, and a private bath with reclaimed artefacts acquired from the owner, Matt White and his world travels.
Headwaters Eco Retreat (Jupiter, Florida)
At the Headwaters Eco Retreat in Jupiter, Florida, tiny house-like living on the Loxahatchee River allows guests to disconnect and become one with nature. Once industrial shipping containers, the three off-the-grid vacation rentals are made of fully reclaimed materials and are surrounded by native Florida plant life, gardens, and hiking and biking trails.
Hotel WineBox (Valparaiso, Chile)
On the coast in Valparaiso, Chile, the wine-themed Hotel WineBox features accommodations with private terraces. The property is constructed out of 25 salvaged shipping containers purchased from the nearby port of San Antonio. Repurposed furniture is also used throughout: Former bathtubs and sinks were turned into lounge seating; bed frames were made from wood from wineries, and decommissioned barrels serve as barstools.
Source: Architectural Digest
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