If you've always wondered what it's like to live in a shipping container home, now you can try one out for a mere $96/night. As reported by 6sqft, the bottom floor apartment of NYC's first (legally-built) home constructed entirely of recycled containers is now up for rent on Airbnb. The architects and residents of the four-story architectural landmark are offering the small space to guests looking to enjoy "sustainable, comfortable, wonderful living in Williamsburg."
Completed in 2013, the shipping container home was built out of six stacked containers totaling 1,600 square feet and includes two rooftop decks and a houseful of repurposed furniture. The structure has all of the comforts of a traditionally constructed home and is insulated with NASA ceramic-infused paint to protect against harsh NYC winters.
If you’d like to get a taste of shipping container life, the owners have listed the 320-square-foot ground-floor apartment for rent through Airbnb for a surprisingly reasonable $96/night. The apartment is compact, but between the bed and a pull-out couch, can accommodate four people. Along with a bedroom and living room, guests will have a full bath and kitchenette and can also enjoy the front yard and rooftop deck (with permission from the owners).
To book the shipping container apartment, check out the listing on Airbnb.
Photos via Airbnb and Yuka Yoneda