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Fly House: A Fantastic Shipping Container Bed and Breakfast in Mallorca

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On November 25, 2012 @ 8:05 am In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design,Eco Travel,Environment,Gallery,Green Building | No Comments

Fly House, Bed and Breakfast, Espai Fly, Mallorca, container house, cargotecture, [1]

Located about 10 minutes from the center of Pallma, Fly House is conveniently situated near a number of amenities but it’s also quiet and relaxed. Owned by Balbina and Miquel Angel, the one-bedroom house is accessed via a large entry gate that leads into an ample courtyard perfect for bike storage and a small garden. The ground floor holds the living area, the bathroom and a kitchen, which opens onto the back patio with more dining space and a lovely blue-tiled pool covered with a sail awning for shade. A spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom and an upper deck.

Espai Fly [2] prefabricated the house using three 20 ft shipping containers [3] and then brought them to the site. The entire project was completed in just 6 weeks, which provided considerable savings in time, money, energy and dust. The interior features a small footprint that is filled with daylight from both sides. Wood slats on the upper bedroom unit provide a rain screen and shade to help reduce heat gain. Rainwater is collected from the roof and rooftop solar panels heat domestic hot water. Energy-efficient appliances and lighting further reduce electricity use. Fly House was named because all of the containers can be removed and “fly” to the next location. If you’re planning a trip to Mallorca, you can rent this one-bedroom for your very own via AirBnB [4].

+ Espai Fly [2]

+ Fly House on AirBnB [4]

Via Architizer [5]

Images ©Espai Fly

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[2] Espai Fly: http://www.espaifly.com/

[3] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/tag/shipping-container/

[4] AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/328541

[5] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/63881/espai-fly-converts-shipping-containers-into-cozy-island-bed-and-breakfast/

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