When arranging a luxurious holiday, most people instantly think about booking a five-star hotel. However, doing so could mean missing out on the excitement and adventure of staying in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations while having the flexibility and freedom of your own space.
This is why it has become increasingly popular for developers to create luxurious accommodation in far-flung destinations out of shipping containers. It is amazing what can be done to these spaces, particularly when multiple containers are fitted together, as they can be developed into sumptuous quarters with breath-taking views.
Teasdale, Utah, USA
You could stay in this two-bedroom shipping container in Teasdale, Utah, for instance, which is positioned at the base of a sandstone mountain.
It is just 20 minutes away from the stunning Capitol Reef National Park, which boasts canyons, interesting rock formations and white sandstone domes.
The shipping container conversion itself stretches 700 square feet, has 9ft ceilings, large windows, and nook build-outs. There is also 1,000 sq ft of outdoor living space, allowing guests to sit and soak up the views at the end of the day.
Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
If you really want to disconnect from the world, head to Petrolia in Ontario where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Canada’s wilderness.
The two-bedroom shipping container is accessible on foot only, with the trail where you park the car a five-minute stroll away. It also has an enclosed outdoor shower, a gas BBQ and single burner, outdoor hammock, and a thunder box outdoor toilet.
The owners describe this accommodation is an ‘off grid cabin’, with minimal electrics. However, its stunning scenery and unique experience makes a stay here feel luxurious.
Aguada, Puerto Rico
Holidaymakers wanting a bit of sun and sea for their next trip should consider staying in this one-bedroom converted container in Puerto Rico.
As well as being able to enjoy air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, tropical gardens, and an outdoor veranda, it also has a refreshing pool.
It is located close to the town of Aguada, which has lots of historic landmarks, and the beautiful Pico de Piedra Beach, where you can unwind after a morning of sightseeing.
Average temperatures are 27C, so you can certainly enjoy a luxury tropical break by booking here.
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Another Caribbean destination well worth visiting is this A-frame and shipping container conversion in Pedro Garcia, Dominican Republic.
The building has three bedrooms, sleeps six guests and faces the stunning mountains. As well as a TV and sound system, it has air conditioning, heating and portable fans, security cameras, an equipped kitchen and BBQ, as well as a patio, garden, fire pit, sun loungers, and most impressively, a pool.
It is located in the province of Santiago, where there is plenty to see and do. It is one of the oldest cities in Spain’s New World, so it is full of historical sites, as well as modern ones.
While in the Dominican Republic, make sure you also enjoy its white sandy beaches, luscious forests, and remote deserts.