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Shipping containers make sweet holiday retreat for two

But can you contain your love for this place?

shipping container holiday home in South Africa All photos via Copia Cabins

We’ve seen many a shipping container home ranging from the wildly weird to the utterly practical, but this sweet tiny home overlooking South Africa’s Bot River Valley has something special. The 650-square-foot Copia Cabin is a holiday rental for two containing a kitchen, living room, and bedroom with a king-sized bed.

Made from two 40-foot-long shipping containers, the home has a level of finish that beats out the average conversion. The corrugated metal exterior has been painted a sleek black, accented by sections covered with bark-stripped branches—lending a dash of nature and horizontal line to the design.

Ample windows provide lovely views from any of the home’s three rooms. A large set of folding glass doors opens the living room onto a railing-free porch, which also provides access to a fireplace and wood-fired hot tub.

The home rents for roughly $90 a night and is about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town.

Via: The Spaces, Elle Decoration SA