Greetings from Australia! 🙂
Today’s featured container retreat is Sydney, Australia’s own Outpost 7427139. Named after the serial number on one of the original shipping containers, this home is anything but by the numbers. At first glance, it is a mid-century modern dream home, and once you look closer, you see that it is exactly that and more.
One of the most striking things about this container retreat is its wide porch, awnings and solar panels. These features almost give it a space-age look that is so perfect for this kind of alternative home. Coupled with the slate gray paint job, it gives off an astonishing profile that we think fits right in with the landscape.
The other thing that stands out right away about this container retreat is the floor plan and design itself. Made up of three distinct indoor spaces that are separated by shared outdoor areas, this home has an incredibly unique layout that we have never seen before at The Casa Club. That’s probably why this home is award-winning and so heavily sought after with vacationers and architecture buffs alike.
The common outdoor eating area is special because while it is connected to the outdoors, it is still covered and sheltered from the elements. This is incredibly important to note since you could still feel comfortable sitting and eating in this area, even if the weather is less than ideal. The connection to the environment is absolutely stunning and cleverly integrated with the rest of the home.
The indoor areas are all no-frills modern contemporary. The use of raw wood, metal and glass makes this container retreat comfortable, but clean and crisp in every sense of the words. We love the way the designers have integrated the colors and patterns of the surrounding area with the rest of the home.
The bathrooms are as stark and minimalist as the other areas of this container retreat. They feature the raw corrugated metal of the shipping containers themselves along with LED lighting that runs along the top of the room. This allows the indoors to be well lit and comfortable without taking up too much space with lamps or heavy light fixtures.
The bedrooms feature loft beds and built-in, minimal shelving units. This, combined with the wood-box ladders that lead up to loft areas, makes for a beautiful, simplistic feel that fits right in with this unique container retreat. We love the dedication to the aesthetic and the fact that it runs throughout the home.
Perhaps the most important thing about this container retreat is the outdoors that surround it. While it is comfortable and beautiful inside, it is meant to be enjoyed along with the environment and the landscape in which it is nestled. That’s just one of the reasons it is so popular with hikers and mountain bikers as a vacation spot.
The large metal awnings that stretch beyond the porch areas make it so that no matter what the weather is like, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors around this container retreat. By sheltering you and, at the same time, providing you with an up close and personal feel for the area around the home, it is able to do its job while you can still have a connection to nature.
This container retreat is completely off the grid and is also able to be dismantled should the owner want to move it to a different location. The clean, efficient feel of this home is utterly unique and interesting every step of the way. We love the execution of this container retreat as well as the beautiful finished product.
So what do you think? Would you live here? 🙂