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Beautiful Spanish Retreat is a Shipping Container-Capped Rooftop Casa

Posted By Andrew Michler On October 9, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design | 2 Comments

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The conversion of an old villa into a modern light-filled [2] 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.

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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 [4]. 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 [5] 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 [6].

+ Airbnb [6]

Via Tiny House Design [7] and My Home in A Box [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/Container-House-in-Calle-de-Fortenza-2.jpg

[2] light-filled: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/Container-House-in-Calle-de-Fortenza-10.jpg

[4] full-height glass: http://inhabitat.com/fashionable-sao-paulo-furniture-store-shows-its-goods-in-colorful-stacked-containers/decameron-4/?extend=1

[5] shutter that rolls out the full length: http://inhabitat.com/the-prefab-sol-duc-cabin-by-olson-kundig-architects-rests-lightly-on-four-stilts/

[6] very reasonable $105 a night: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/328541

[7] Tiny House Design: http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/

[8] My Home in A Box: http://homeinabox.blogspot.com/2012/10/balbina-and-miquel-angel-palma-majorca.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FvQMEF+%28Shipping+Container+Homes%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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