This Airbnb shipping container home in Texas has its own rooftop terrace with a hot tub and hammock

Located on a sprawling 27-acre private lot known as Desert Rose Ranch, this Airbnb shipping container sits just between Fredericksburg and Austin on the Texas Wine Trail. It comes with its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and perhaps my favorite part – a rooftop terrace with patio furniture, a hot tub, and even a hammock! Designed and built by Bob’s Containers, it’s hard to imagine this idyllic vacation home was once a 40ft x 8ft shipping container.

Designate: Bob’s Containers

The container house follows Bob’s Containers “Porter model,” which uses a standard 40-foot container and starts at $149,250. The transformation of this particular Airbnb saw the addition of a wide garage-style door to the front that lets in ample amounts of natural light as well as a fully decorated house inside with all the bells and whistles. However, the house’s piece de resistance is its terrace, accessible by a spiral staircase on the side. Make your way to the top and there’s patio furniture, a grill, a cowboy hot tub, and a hammock hanging off the side for the perfect lounging experience. The cabin sits on a fairly large empty lot, giving you nothing but raw nature from all sides. There’s even a fireplace in the front yard that you can use on chilly nights or just on days when you’re craving s’mores for dinner.

The 40×8 foot deck patio is probably the biggest highlight of the home experience. It gives you a place to watch sunrises and sunsets, or even relax in that hot tub on winter evenings. A cantilever hammock on the side, with room for 2 (although it will be a little tight).

The patio is equipped with Adirondak chairs

While it’s natural to wonder if an 8-foot-wide house is really enough, this little “container in the woods” is perfect for two people and maybe a kid or a pet too. At one end of the container is a bedroom that fits a double bed perfectly with a large window to one side that gives you views of the sprawling private property. Walk down the wooden-floored hallway on the other side and there’s a mini kitchen for cooking, cleaning and preparing food (alternatively, a grill on the terrace lets you whip up burgers and steaks in a jiffy). There’s a bathroom beyond the kitchenette, and despite its size, it even manages to fit a walk-in shower, just in case using the rooftop bath isn’t practical. an option.

The Airbnb house is available for bookingand if you are interested in building your own shipping container, you can head over to the Bob’s Containers website to get a quote.

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