In case you couldn't tell, we have a thing for tiny homes—whether she-sheds, campers, or even upcycled shipping containers. But living small is no, well, small commitment. That's why we're loving the latest surge of short-term rentals that let you try the trend before you buy. You can pay to stay in a camper van, an Airstream campsite, and now, at in Round Top, Texas, an inn made up entirely of shipping containers.
An offshoot of architectural salvage company , Flophouze features a fleet of six containers that have been recycled and transformed into cozy accommodations using materials reclaimed from all over the country.
With rates starting at $175, every "houze" is its own tiny home, complete with a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. And outside, guests can enjoy amenities like Adirondack chairs and hammocks, grills and fire pits, and soon, a Modpool. Yes, even the hotel pool will be made from an old shipping container.
While the Flophouze floors are all original to the containers, everything else is like a magical patchwork quilt of materials and decor.
You'll find wood harvested at a farm in upstate New York, windows sourced from a Philadelphia school.
The cabinet bases hail from a Brooklyn lab, and countertops are actually repurposed Texas bowling alley floors.
As for the furnishings? Those are all one-of-a-kind vintage finds from near (like the nearby Round Top Antiques Show) and far.
Everything inside the container is for also sale, so if you fall in love with an item, just inquire about the price.
, and shop the selection of goods stored there.
Prepare to unplug: The "houzes" don't appear to have TV, but they are equipped with record players and vinyl.
Of course, you can also swim and fish at Fayette Lake, check out other local attractions and antique stores (hello, Junk Gypsy!), and catch a sunset or two from your deck.
And if you happen to fall in love with tiny living by the end of your stay, Flophouze also .