There is no dearth of possible ways one can reuse a shipping container. The robust structure of the shipping container makes it an ideal contender for use in buildings and green homes. King County Parks has found yet another use of shipping containers by building a new, comfortable and above all, environmentally friendly camping structure that is made using a standard 24-foot-long used cargo container.
The camper, dubbed Re-Tain, was developed by Joel Egan of HyBrid Arc and the project won King County Parks’ Little Footprint/Big Forest design contest. Located in Washington, the camper features an adaptable floor plan and comes with full sized bunk bed along with a table and a multi-purpose cabinet made using recycled kitchen parts. Adding to its eco friendly credentials, the camper features a green wall made using old soccer goals and a kitchen table that is made using an old door. Lit with energy efficient LED lights, the camper is available for overnight reservations at $50.