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A Micro Hotel Room Inside An Upcycled Shipping Container

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This new pop-up experience is unlike anything we’ve seen before – a micro hotel room with all the creature comforts, created inside a shipping container.

Combining environmentally-friendly principles with contemporary design, Wine Down Pop Up is the latest in eco-luxe accommodation, and it’s coming to Victorian wineries from next month!

15th March, 2019

The upcycled Wine Down Pop Up shipping containers will be visiting Victorian wineries for the next four months. Photo – courtesy of Visit Victoria.

The plush queen-sized bed features Cultiver bed linen. Photo – courtesy of Visit Victoria.

Bathrooms are fully stocked with Hunter Lab products. Photo – courtesy of Visit Victoria.

High-end luxury on a micro footprint! Photo – courtesy of Visit Victoria.

A private deck to enjoy picturesque winery views. Photo – courtesy of Visit Victoria.

Sally Tabart
Friday 15th March 2019

Situated in the picturesque vineyards of Victoria’s Gippsland, King Valley, and Macedon wine regions, Wine Down Pop Up hotel encourages visitors to take things a little slower. Taking up a tiny footprint, the micro accommodation has been transformed from an upcycled shipping container, with sustainability in mind without compromising comfort.

Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo are the team behind Contained, the company responsible for this remarkable transformation. With a philosophy to make better use of land with minimal impact for ‘people to escape, live, work, and play on their own terms’, Contained specialises in converting disused shipping containers, to create meaningful environments through ‘sustainable, innovative, quality and cost-effective design and construction’.

Features of the pocket-sized pad include a plush queen bed made cosy with Cultiver linen, a private bathroom fully stocked with natural skincare brand Hunter Lab, as well as a private deck to enjoy picturesque vineyard views.

Teaming up with Visit Victoria, this novel micro hotel will be popping up at three locations over the next four months. Starting its journey in South Gippsland at Waratah Hills vineyard in April, it will make its way to Dal Zotto in the King Valley for a month in May, finishing the tour in Macedon’s Mount Towrong in July. Be sure to book your stay soon – it won’t be around for long!

More info and bookings here.

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