How do you feel about sleeping in a place that doesn’t look like your average hotel? Around the world, many resorts and hotels have begun using unconventional materials and it has been a refreshing take on the use of reusable and sustainable materials.
CCASA Hotel, Vietnam
This hotel in Vietnam got its design inspiration from upscale trains. The hotel is colorful and makes use of intricately patterned tiles. Leading to your room is a suspended bridge. Though this hotel offers shared bathrooms, the overall charm more than makes up for it. Guests meet together for some food and drinks in the communal dining area.
This chain of hotels in the UK have gotten into the box-and-breakfast trend and it’s interesting to note that they have made use of 86 shipping containers to make a 120-room, eight-story hotel in Uxbridge London. Making use of recyclable materials has made building the hotel much more efficient. In fact, it only took them 20 days to finish construction. Due to the shortened days and the use of shipping containers, they have reduced on-site waste by 70%.
Sarang by the Brook, Malaysia
Deep in the tropical jungle of Kuala Kubu Baru, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, there sits eleven shipping containers that have been made into a resort for weary city dwellers who seek refuge from the rush of daily living. The resort offers trekking and hiking around its area where you can let it all out. Relax in the saltwater pool after your adventure and listen to the jungle make music to your ears.
Alterra Glamping, Argentina
About 220 miles from the country’s capital of Buenos Aires, Alterra Glamping provides private guests with L-shaped shipping container rooms that have their own kitchenette, private balcony, and windows wide enough to let the sunshine in. It started off as an art studio and the one-time gallery was turned into a hostel for guests who don’t fancy spending a night in a shipping container.
Quadrum Ski & Yoga Resort
Perched on a snowy slope in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, this pyramidical jumble of shipping containers on stilts not solely sports fashionable modernist panache; its style protects the atmosphere as well. All rooms—ranging from single to family to deluxe—have vast windows taking within the wide views, whereas suites embrace the extra bit of a picket terrace. Inside, rooms are bright and minimalist with rustic wood finishing, designer shelves, and a few even have spiral staircases. the most effective part? The slopes are a 5-minute walk away.
Farm Ville Café and Homestay, Malaysia
A tranquil country building set amid paddy fields within the coastal city of Sekinchan (about an hour and a 0.5 from Kuala Lumpur), Farm Villa restaurant and Homestay stands out with its rooms made up of stacks of bright red shipping containers. The property includes a swimming pool, an outside terrace atop most rooms, a barbecue area, a café—even a mini upper side golf course. And even though you don’t keep here, you’ll continuously stop by to sip a tea or low in a very elegant setting.
Dock Inn, Germany
The Dock Inn could be a 40-foot-high zigzag of principally solar-powered containers that cuts through a workplace in Warnemünde. Opened in 2017, it’s the primary luxury hostel in Germany fabricated from recycled ocean containers. All rooms boast shipyard views out of enormous glass windows or balcony doors, and polished concrete, exposed ductwork, and splashes of color enhance the funky feel. Some suites feature record players, electrical guitars with amplifiers, and kitchenettes. The hostel building additionally homes a picture theater, top side sauna, rise wall, bar, and iMac workstations, wherever locals and guests mingle in a very breezy community atmosphere