Even the pool is made out of one!
In case you couldn’t tell, we have a thing for tiny homes—whether she-sheds, campers, or even upcycled shipping containers. But living small is no, well, small commitment. That’s why we’re loving the latest surge of short-term rentals that let you try the trend before you buy. You can pay to stay in a camper van, an Airstream campsite, and now, at Flophouze Hotel in Round Top, Texas, an inn made up entirely of shipping containers.
An offshoot of architectural salvage company Recycling the Past, Flophouze features a fleet of six containers that have been recycled and transformed into cozy accommodations using materials reclaimed from all over the country.
With rates starting at $175, every “houze” is its own tiny home, complete with a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. And outside, guests can enjoy amenities like Adirondack chairs and hammocks, grills and fire pits, and soon, a Modpool. Yes, even the hotel pool will be made from an old shipping container.
While the Flophouze floors are all original to the containers, everything else is like a magical patchwork quilt of materials and decor.