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Shipping Container Eco Loft Rises Meters Away From Unspoiled Uruguayan Beaches

by , 05/23/11

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Made from four shipping containers, the luxury loft apartments have been tastefully decorated with 50s and 60s furniture that the host collected herself and refurbished through the years. Designed for couples or small families, each apartment contains a double room, a toilet, a living room and a kitchen. A solar water heater on the roof heats up the water, and all areas are illuminated by low-energy LEDs.

The project also created an enjoyable outside space that connect the visitors directly with the environment: the lower apartments have a view of the forest and the sea, while the top ones offer gorgeous marine views and brilliant night skies. A personalized tourism service makes it easy for guests to visit the infinite winding sand dunes, forests and local natural reserves, and they can also participate in tennis classes, golf, horseback riding, mountain biking and kite surfing.

The self-sustaining garden features local plants and offers an outdoor bubbling Jacuzzi — perfect for enjoying a relaxing afternoon after a day at the beach. There is also a vegetable patch, where Alejandra and her team grow different kinds of vegetables, edible flowers, and aromatic herbs they use for cocktails and cooking meals in the specially designed outdoor wood fire. Container Design Loft offers the perfect secluded eco-friendly accommodations to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature.

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2 Comments

  1. jparkes September 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I don’t think it’s a blight, it has more style, is better built, and will outlast the homes most of America lives in.
    It is green as those containers were ready made and taken from a junk pile and cost nothing to reuse, nor were any forests cleared for the lumber it would have taken. It’s also green in that it’s smaller than most American homes, thus more efficient to heat and cool.
    I would be proud to own such as she built. I would imagine that container home will outlast most of what nature could throw at it as well.
    Do not judge a persons home home, it makes you expose your own idiocy and poor judgement.

  2. caeman May 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

    That poor beach. How is this green? Or responsible? She placed a blight into unspoiled land and should be lambasted for it.

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