Shipping Containers Converted Into A Spanish Island Bed And Breakfast
November 20, 2012
Far off the coast of Spain, on the island of Mallorca, lies a pretty fantastic little bed and breakfast called “Fly House.” Designed by the geniuses at Espai Fly, this tiny getaway actually comprises three recycled cargo containers, melded together to create the perfect vacation bungalow. The tiny space was pre-fabricated off-site and plunked down into the center of the town using the least amount of energy, waste, and cost. Complete with modular pop-in and -out features, this compact space feels like a luxury suite hidden among the busy the island streets. Read more!
The adorable abode contains a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living area, and dining terrace with a private pool. The sofa cushions in the main lounge lift up with a push of a button to reveal tons of discreet storage space beneath the seats. Hidden shelves and closets line the walls of both the kitchen and bathroom, helping to make the smal space feel roomy. Floor-to-ceiling windows at the ends of the lower level allow natural light to flood the space.
The private bedroom is a wood-clad unit stacked atop the main container, accessible by a fun spiral staircase. The wood siding keeps the bedroom extra cool, and an additional panel can be opened and closed like a garage door for privacy.
Espai Fly hopes the concept will spread not only to other bed and breakfasts, but to nearby retail outlets, cafes, and even private homes.
Images: courtesy of Espai Fly