Lately, a lot of energy has been put into coming up with unconventional ways to use shipping containers. Funny, that. The latest comes from a British company called Snoozebox whose modular, portable, two-tier hotel can be set up in just 48-hours.

Snoozebox's climate-controlled rooms feature a double bed, bathroom, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, two power outlets, a safe, and key card entry— and maid service and a continental breakfast are complimentary with your stay. There are four rooms to a container (has such a sentence been written ever before?) and the hotel—which brings with it its own staff—can be configured in arrangements of anywhere between 40 and 400 rooms.


Snoozebox suggests its ideal clients could be music festival organizers, race-car teams, or overbooked hotels who don't want to lose a few hundred customers to the competition. All mostly solid scenarios—except why would you stay in 1/4th of a shipping container when there are undoubtedly other hotels that aren't overbooked? Where are we talking about, here? I want to understand their logic, I do... [GizMag]