There are glamping tents and treehouses, teepees and covered wagons. But the latest trend in unique vacation rentals? Shipping containers. If you’ve been curious about the tiny house trend—but want something a teeny bit bigger—take one of these eco-friendly homes for a spin. They may be small, but at $100 or less per night, they’re big on value.
About a half-hour outside Portland, this shipping container cottage overlooks pretty Beaver Lake and has a wraparound deck—perfect for taking in the lake and mountain views. With a clean, minimalist design, consider this your next quiet, relaxing escape.
Bike enthusiasts, consider your next vacation spot “spoke”-n for. This super-funky, 20-foot shipping container apartment in Downtown Phoenix doubles as a working bicycle shop. You get your own small apartment with a private entrance and a communal bathroom and outdoor space with a dining table to share with other guests. Wheels up!
Picture yourself lazing in a hammock, soaking in a hot tub, making dinner using an outdoor brick-fire pizza oven, roasting s’mores at a fire pit—all while taking in views of beautiful Santa Barbara from your little shipping container home away from home. All together, now: Ahhhhhh…..
At this eco-friendly urban oasis, you’ll find reclaimed materials, organic, fair trade products, and more in a 20-foot-by-eight-foot shipping container smack dab in a meadow of flowers next to a stream (a seven-acre forest preserve is right next door). Complete with a patio, fire pit, and chirping birds, you’ll be happy you chose to go green.
This studio micro-home studio is just shy of 400 square feet, and includes a queen bed and a queen futon—plus a jacuzzi, kitchen, and even a balcony. With its modern, colorful decor and thoughtful space-saving design, you may never leave.
Just a short stroll from a public beach, this 320-square-foot container home is perfect for two adults and a small child (it comes with a double bed and a day bed). Look familiar? We’ve featured it in a House Call before! You’ll also get organic linens, a mahogany wood floor, a large bathroom, and a bonus outdoor shower. Traveling with pals? There’s another unit located on the lot next door.
Live like a local in this historic Williamsburg home made of shipping containers. You’ll stay in a 320-square-foot, single, ground-floor container that includes a kitchenette, bathroom, community garden, and communal rooftop space. Traveling with a pet? No problem. Just add on $15/night.
Escape to the woods with this private shipping container retreat located on a nine-acre property amid thousands of acres of forest on the Olympic Peninsula. Outside, you’ll find a stream, pond, fire pit, and hiking trails (hunt for mushrooms!). Inside, amenities include a washer and dryer, full kitchen, spacious dining area, and plenty of games for the family.
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