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This Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Takes Portable Comfort to the Next Level

The two-level structure can sleep 13, and is designed to be both demountable and moveable.
By Sarah Ward
May 06, 2017
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This Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Takes Portable Comfort to the Next Level

The two-level structure can sleep 13, and is designed to be both demountable and moveable.
By Sarah Ward
May 06, 2017
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Glamping, you've had a great run, but another fancy camping alternative might be about to take your mantle. You can't carry a shipping container on your back like a tent, but you can move them around — and this new portable hotel was created with packing it up, transporting it elsewhere and setting it up in a variety of different places in mind.

Designed by the Prague-based Artikul Architects, ContainHotel boasts all of the comforts of a hotel in a structure that's both demountable and portable. First and foremost, visitors will find all of the comforts they'd expect from a hotel, namely proper beds, rooms and facilities, plus windows and balconies, and custom-made plywood furniture too.

Reaching 40 feet in height thanks to its two-level structure, with two 20-foot high shipping containers supporting a third on top, the space can sleep 13 guests in total. The three containers have been divided into five bedrooms, a bathroom, a technical room and a storeroom. Inside and out, they're decked out with reclaimed wood — and they're also built on railroad sleepers to cause as little impact to the hotel's surroundings as possible.

With being eco-friendly and self-sufficient part of its moveable plans, complete with an inbuilt tank that takes care of the site's water needs, that's clearly important. ContainHotel can currently be found in Treboutice in the Czech Republic, but just where it'll pop up next is anyone's guess.

Via inhabitat. Image: Michal Hurych.

Published on May 06, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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