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Sleeping Around? A luxury hotel concept using 20ft shipping containers.

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Sleeping Around is a unique pop-up hotel. The term “pop-up” goes beyond merely “making an appearance”. Here, it denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a unique experience with a strong element of surprise. Already successfully employed in retail, the concept has never been extensively applied to hotels. Until now, that is.

Sleeping Around transformed 6 20 foot used shipping containers into luxurious hotel rooms.  They provide a superior and comfortable night’s stay and include: box spring bed with high quality linen, walk-in shower, Rituals amenities, air conditioning, ..

Luxury living in a seacan
Look what you can do with an old Seacan. Once again the shipping container lives up to it's potential in providing stylish and unique luxury accommodation.

The following is from the dutch Sleep Around website.  More pictures follow and they clearly show that the cube form of the container is modern, practical and a cost effective construction tool.  The self contained nature of a seacan gives it a design and concept edge that other building materials simply do not possess.

cube form of shipping container

Modified Used Shipping Container

Modified Used Shipping Container

Luxury bathroom in a used Seacan

Luxury bathroom in a used Seacan

With Sleeping Around Hotel you can enjoy the comfort of a hotel accommodation anywhere. Do you like a remote natural heaven, or do you enjoy the view of a waterfall? Is it not possible to build a solid permanent construction on the place where you would like to spend time, such as a river bank or a dangerous cliff? Sleeping Around Hotel is the best solution. It is a perfect compromise that enables you to choose a location that you like allowing you to have access to all your comforts there.

Sleeping Around Hotel is comprised of six redesigned shipping containers from the middle of the previous century. Four of them are used as hotel rooms, one is a sauna and the last one is a lounge area. Each of the rooms is equipped with one floating bed, large enough shower, iPod docking station and, of course, air conditioning system that can be invaluable on some of the locations that become available with this kind of portable accommodation.

The hotel’s first location was the bank of the Scheldt in Antwerp, where it was produced, but its nomadic function has started. Current location of the hotel can be seen on their website, but you can also present your ideas for future locations there. So if you like the idea, gather some friends and choose your favorite spot for the new location of the Pop-Up Hotel. It takes only five hours to set it up.

Currently the Dutch project at SleepingAround.eu is reporting that they are paused and are not currently taking bookings:

SLEEPING AROUND IS CURRENTLY IN HIBERNATION, WE WILL INFORM YOU VIA THE WEBSITE WHEN WE OPEN AGAIN. Follow us on Facebook to stay informed! 

But whatever troubles they are having their shipping container pop-up hotel has some great ideas, cool designs and a brave entrepreneurial concept. I hope they are up and running again soon!

Sleeping Around Hotel Closed

 

Sleeping Around Hotel currently hibernating.


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