Greetings from South Africa! 🙂
Nothing exudes relaxation like a wood-fired hot tub in the middle of the mountains. This shipping container cabin looks so peaceful! Occupying a hillside on a South African farm, the Copia Luxury Eco Cabins is recycling at its finest. The two rentals are housed in a pair of old shipping containers. Although completely off-grid, each one features a bathroom, kitchen, and fireplace. Its open living area expands out to a covered terrace. From here, you can enjoy your morning coffee with expansive views of the Bot River valley or cap off your evening with a soak in the wood-fired hot tub. Copia is situated on a functioning farm with live animals. How cool is that?!
Copia was an idea that started 3 years ago while scrolling around on a popular social website when I came across a picture of a used shipping container that someone had converted into an amazing living space. I was amazed at what they had achieved and I became obsessed with used container conversions and the endless possibilities all while doing my little bit to recycle. I always knew that I would like to do something on our family farm and when I sold my business in 2015 I decided to take the leap and start my own container conversion project.
Geared with a couple of pictures from the internet and vague idea of how I wanted the end product to look we started the project. As with most building/construction projects, what was supposed to take 2 months turned into a 4 month project with a lot of blood, sweat and tears being shed by every one involved! Slowly but surely as the project went on I became more and more sure of how I wanted the end result to look and it is with great pleasure and immense pride that I can say that I have achieved exactly what I set out to do!
Copia was the name of my fathers first farm which means ‘abundance’ in Latin and I could not think of a more fitting name or word for the business as I have been blessed with abundance in my life and I would like our guest to experience at least a taste of it when they stay in our beautiful and peaceful converted container!
I truly hope that when you stay at Copia you will relax and unwind while taking in beauty and peacefulness that Copia has to offer.
So what do you think? Would you stay here? 🙂
Photo Source: Copia Luxury Eco Cabins Facebook