British company Snoozebox came along at the right time: Their portable container hotel (a temporary installation of 320 shipping containers at Hainault Forest Country Park in Essex) is housing the security personnel for the Olympics this summer.
We're all familiar with container homes and even the new school of commercial "cargotecture," but containers as temporary turnkey shelters are an interesting concept.
Snoozeboxes can be loaded, stacked and transported to nearly any destination. They're especially effective for major events where accommodations are sparse, and are ready for guests to "check in" within 48 hours of arriving onsite.
Each Snoozebox is a fully contained and adaptable unit with sleeping and living area, ensuite bathroom, WiFi, TV, thermostat, and safe. Though the container looks pretty industrial on the outside, the accommodations are modern and bright inside.
For more information, check out Snoozebox.
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