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Nyc's First Shipping Container Home

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Williamsburg - Brooklyn Container House

Nyc's First Shipping Container Home

Welcome to new york city's first (legal) home built entirely of re-cycled shipping containers! We offer sustainable, comfortable, wonderful living in williamsburg. Our guests will occupy one private container (apartment) on the ground floor with its own bathroom and kitchenette. Enjoy our front yard any time or ask us when you can share our roof top. A lovely community garden practically next door is also at your disposal. Whether you are a singe traveler or a small family, this space will suit your needs!

Fashionable restaurants, great bars, art galleries in williamsburg, and bushwick are within a short walk. Many times we prefer and recommend the local dominican fare. There are three bodegas or delis on our block, as well as a laundromat.

We have one full size "real bed", a queen futon sofa bed and cot available in one 320 square foot room (one container). Let us know if you need a crib. There is no separate bedroom. We can accommodate two couples, or a couple with two children, or three people. Good pets are welcome. The 8' x 40' container is heated and air conditioned with internet and cable. It is separate from the main house, where we live.

We provide clean sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc.

We love our neighborhood! We offer a genuine brooklyn experience where you can learn about the latest in sustainable urban design and enjoy a unique architectural project.

We live on the 2nd and 3rd floor along with our giant friendly newfoundland (mostly) dog that is a certified therapy dog. He is respectful and polite. He does not share your space though you will meet him coming and going. He will steal your heart but not your food.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2016

About Owner/Manager

Our story goes back to childhood, however, we are newlyweds. David has resided in NYC his entire adult life while Janet raised a family in the Philadelphia area. We love hosting guests from all over the world in our unusual home.

Why Owner/Manager chose Brooklyn

This house was designed by David's late wife, architect Michele Bertomen. David was the GC. Many hurdles were overcome for it to be in existence.

What makes this studio unique

Our home offers an authentic Brooklyn experience. We live upstairs and are available to help you navigate the city. The neighborhood is a mix of families with long term roots in the area as well as the young gentrifiers. Many cultures overlap here.


2 holidaymaker reviews

Nyc's First Shipping Container Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in David and Janet's container home! We lived in the South Williamsburg for more than a decade, so we knew exactly where this house was, and we were very happy to be able to stay in our old neighborhood. The container was well equipped with everything you'd need. We had friends over for one of the nights of our stay and David and Janet were kind enough to offer for us to use their outdoor spaces to host a couple of friends. I'd highly recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great perch for visits to Brooklyn and Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

A cozy little home away from home--a unique residence, hospitable landlords, lots of inside amenities and a quick walk to subway and stores. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Williamsburg, New York City

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Additional pricing information

cleaning £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Williamsburg in New York City

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, no tub. Amenities included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Your space is one full 40 foot container (high cube ... 9.5 foot tall). The main bed is in the front of the container with a partial partition.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

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