Lakeside Container Retreat in Sri Lanka


This lakeside retreat was put together with used shipping containers and timber from weapon boxes in the Maduru Oya area of Sri Lanka, according to Dezeen.  Located on an army training camp, this simple container solution was designed by Damith Premathilake and built by soldiers with materials found in the area.  It's now become "the ideal destination for the traveler seeking a relaxing and rustic vacation."  What do you think about it?




[+] Read about this Container Cabana by Damith Premathilake.

Credits: Logan MacDougall Pope Photography.

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  • Keith Tremblay

    That is a great looking container get a way…! I’m in the business of modifying containers. I’ve added windows and doors and recently installed sliding windows and a man door into a container that will be finished out into a coffee shop in Maine. But I’ve yet to do something like this project and turn containers into a great little getaway / cabin. Perhaps I will soon….

    Keith Tremblay (Owner) and

  • Green Home

    What a fantastic Idea!!! This takes recycling to a new level, eh? Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like 1 shipping container on the bottom, possibly the roof as well, and the rest from used timber you say? There seem to be limitless possibilities here. I think that could also make a great chicken coop on the bottom and still have plenty of deck space on the top.

  • geoffrey fulton

    Great to see more and more shipping containers being used as buildings. See many more at including their use as a house boat for the French Canals and on the lakes in Florida.

  • Larry R Wade

    That is very neat. I really like the upper deck. Great job. I have seen a lot of forums and blogs where folks talk about building them and give all kinds of opinions, but they never show any of their own work, if they have any. Hats off to you for a great job.
    Here is the one I am working on. I hope to be finished by early spring 2011

  • Logan MacDougallPope

    I was commissioned to photograph this last year. there is some amazing work being done out in Sri Lanka.

  • EvolutionGreen

    Great design simplicity and aesthetic.

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