The Cove Park Shipping Container Retreat - Scotland

Description of This Shipping Container Retreat:

Recycled containers used as shipping container retreat structures are both great and a very green approach to helping people get in touch with themselves again.

With shipping container retreat buildings or units, recollection and personal reflections can be done without having to shell out a small fortune.

In fact, companies, churches, organizations and individuals can have their own shipping container retreat structures constructed with the appropriate interior decor for a fraction of the standard costs of building a conventional facility.

With the construction of shipping container retreat structures, you can have buildings in which to carry out your retreats, recollection, strategy and creativity sessions away from all forms of distractions and intrusions.

A good example of a shipping container retreat building is that constructed by USM Ltd for the Cove Park Artists’ Retreat.

To build this shipping container retreat, 6 shipping containers (8ft by 20ft) were used to construct three en-suite cube units, thus making 2 shipping containers for one cube unit.

Each unit was fitted with a bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom spaces. Each unit also had large sliding glass doors perfect for views.

These and portable round windows also allow maximum natural lighting into each unit, providing an ambience that further enhances the purpose of the retreat.

Built to blend into the landscape, these shipping container retreat buildings are fitted with green roofs painted to further perfect the effect.

Number of Shipping Containers Used in this Shipping Container Retreat:

Six 8ft x 20 ft shipping containers

Credits to:

Shipping Container Retreat by USM Ltd

Benefits of Shipping Container Retreat Buildings:

Shipping container retreat buildings are generally highly affordable and cheaper than conventional buildings. Also, their designs and location help with achieving the intended goal of the retreat (reflection, meditation and perspective).

Shipping container retreat structures also don’t take as much time to build as when you have to construct conventional lodges, guest houses and retreat centres. For instance, installing and putting this together took no longer than 3 days. It is really amazing that way.

And as with all buildings, you can easily equip the rooms with anything you feel is necessary. All basic amenities are obviously provided and the energy efficiency of the buildings help ensure moderate power consumption and green energy generation.

Investment: Unknown. Information to come

Time to build: Time taken for entire project is currently unknown. But it took the team 3 days to install the prefabricated units.

For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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