Gallery: Beautiful Spanish Retreat is a Shipping Container-Capped Rooft...

Step outside onto the fake grass and immerse yourself in the city.

The conversion of an old villa into a modern light-filled space is a bit of an achievement. The ground floor features a modern kitchen and dining area that open directly to the small courtyard in back though a large sliding glass door. An itty bitty pool and shaded patio make for a relaxed afternoon. Even though the home is small, the designers still took space to make room for a small tree inserted into the living area, providing a bit of natural visual relief and plenty of indirect sunlight.

In the evening guests climb up a spiral stairway to a cozy bedroom overlooking the Spanish tile-clad neighboring roofs. The bedroom is contained inside a shipping container, clad in wood and bookended in full-height glass. Step outside onto the fake grass and immerse yourself in the city.

The big windows are protected by a shutter that rolls out the full length of the container. Clad in wood, the container is significantly softened, and a small round window which pivots to open in the middle provides fresh air at night. The best part is that you can have it for a very reasonable $105 a night.

+ Airbnb

Via Tiny House Design and My Home in A Box


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  1. Monica Raatjes August 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Very energy insufficiënt! it get very hot in Spain and the airconditioners wil blow all threw spring, summer and fall. How this was designed to save the world…………?

  2. Suzanne Turner August 27, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Simply beautiful. Love the tiny atrium and courtyard. It makes a place so much bigger to have light and fresh air!

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