Last week was vacation and I’m realllllly missing this place (hints the beach theme this week). Kalyn and I took a mini getaway to Carolina Beach and then visited friends in Charlotte. I’m breaking the trip into a couple posts because there are way too many good images to choose from. First up, this awesome shipping container airbnb on the beach! You guys are going to love this one…
Here’s a complete tour of the place we stayed… As soon as I instagrammed it, lots of people wanted to see more and requested the full workup, so I won’t disappoint you!
We pulled into this spot and I immediately knew it was a good find! The modern aesthetic is unlike any other structure on Carolina Beach. There were a ton of amazing beach houses- you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s exterior post, but this was just so different.
What this place lacked in space, it made up for in functionality and practicality- like this outdoor shower for rinsing sand after a day at the beach.
You better believe we spent a couple hours on this spacious deck sipping pina coladas at the end of the day.
Inside was even better. I’m always hesitant the moment just before opening the door to a new rental or hotel. You can either be surprised in a good way, or disappointed in a bad (sometimes very bad) way. Luckily, this place exceeded my expectations.
I obviously wouldn’t suggest a family stay here, but it’s the perfect size for a couple. There are actually two shipping containers on the same lot, so it would be super fun to go on vacation with another couple or a group of four. I’m imagining a fun getaway with girlfriends!
On the opposite end of the container is the living room and kitchen. It actually feels pretty roomy for being considered a tiny house. The use of space and minimal design really helps to open things up.
I’m into those dark countertops, original art, and I was also pretty pumped to find good cold brew coffee in the fridge. Major bonus points for this airbnb!
I was honestly a little concerned about the bathroom because after booking my reservation, I noticed the outdoor shower. I was reallllly hoping that wasn’t the only shower in the space. I let out a sigh of relief once opening the door to a full bath in the little container, complete with modern style and finishes. Pretty beautiful, right?
It’s the details that make a huge difference and set this rental apart. A prime example- the acrylic floating towel rack is functional, saves space, looks fantastic, and uses negative space (or lack of space) to it’s advantage. These sort of qualities make everything feel open and well thought out, even though it’s extremely small in regards to square footage. You certainly don’t feel claustrophobic here.
It was so nice to getaway even if it was just for a few days. This post totally isn’t sponsored- I just loved this place so much I knew you guys would, too! I’m all about finding unique and interesting places to stay while traveling. If you have any favorite places (airbnb or others) post them in the comments below!