• Sleep in this sustainable shipping container on an Australian island

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    An island off the Australian coastline near the city of Perth houses the country’s loudest new design statement: Contained Perth.

    Contained on Cockatoo Island is a hotel, urban winery, restaurant and living space, celebrating sustainability. It’s built entirely from re-purposed shipping containers, which have been made luxury with statement bespoke furnishings.

    The limited space inside the containers has been interpreted as a design challenge, so although guests are in a confined space, there’s plenty of visual ques to stimulate the senses.

    And all interior design fixtures and fittings are entirely sustainable. The fit is industrial, with softer wooden detailing with curvatures and polished surfaces to ensure the functional fit is ultimately still homely.

    Being on an island, the shipping container itself is only one part of an unusual short break. Private terraces have relaxing lounger chairs, and simple wooden furniture reimagined from industrial equipment. Views out over the sea, or a short walk to the pool, both command attention.

    An on-site restaurant called Don Tapa is inspired by South American and Australian food, and sources the freshest local ingredients, and is designed for sharing. Order individual dishes, or “let Don feed you and your group” for 60 dollars per head.

    A social and communal area also houses ad-hoc events, with speakers and guest chefs.  Young Henry’s provide the drinks, alongside The Sydney Urban Winery Bar

    The two bespoke suites on the island each have their own plunge pool, air conditioning, Nespresso coffee machines and Netflix.

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    Adam Bloodworth

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