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King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

Posted By Rosanna Snyder On October 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

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King County Parks just finished a new, comfortable and ecologically-sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container [1]. The project, dubbed “Re-Tain” was developed by Joel Egan of HyBrid Arc [2], a Seattle-based design firm. The cargotecture [3] retreat won King County Parks’ Little Footprint/Big Forest design contest in 2011, which called for sustainable designs for a camper using only a shipping container.

“Re-Tain” is now located alongside the Snoqualmie River at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, Washington and it’s available for overnight reservations. The camping container [1] sits nestled between tall trees, near the footbridge connecting the east and west portions of the park, at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers.

The camping container [1] features an adaptable floor plan with a full-sized bunk bed, plus a table and multi-purpose cabinet made from deconstructed kitchen parts and reclaimed materials that can be moved outside to create more floor space inside. Other re-claimed materials include old soccer goals that were converted into a green wall and an old door that is now the kitchen table. The contained is also lit with LED lightbulbs.

Interested in booking “Re-Tain” for your next camping trip? The cost for an overnight stay is $50. Visit King County Parks [4] website of call 206-205-5434 to make a reservation.

+ King County Parks [4]

+ HyBrid Arc [2]

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[1] cargo container: http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/rentals/camping.aspx

[2] HyBrid Arc: http://www.hybridarc.com/

[3] cargotecture: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/m2e-power/

[4] King County Parks: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

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