The Shipping Container Cabin Of Your Dreams

Rather than let graveyards of decommissioned shipping containers rot and waste, the good folks at Atelier Workshop are turning them into classy, sustainable, portable stand-alone digs with room for four, for those impromptu nights and weekends when you need to get the hell out of dodge.

Sporting walls that fold out to create an airy living area, each unit comes complete with a full set of cupboards and shelves, a stainless steel kitchen, and a bathroom with an open shower and composting toilet (which thankfully isn't open).

They're also equipped with bunk beds, a double bed (in its own separate room), a dressing room, and a fabric screen system, which gives you the freedom to cordon off certain areas in the larger open space. And it's easily hooked up to local services, while causing minimal impact on the site, making it ideal for squatting leased land situations.

And when you're ready to close up shop for the weekend or season, all the walls close in around it to keep your precious tchotchkes and other cabin gear totally secure from roving wildlife, curious vagabonds, or freak weather. Or, you could always just hitch it to the back of your pickup and giddy up.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor and lives in a series of rooms that have never traversed the world's oceans.