A Crazy Cheap Cabana Made From Repurposed Materials

A Crazy Cheap Cabana Made From Repurposed Materials

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 25, 2010

Often times reclaimed or repurposed architecture ends up with a hefty price tag when all is said and done. The modernization that goes along with many new green digs can leave a big hole in your bank account and often isn't obtainable to the average homeowner. This getaway spot was fashioned from a salvage shipping container and weapons crates. (Yup, you read that right!)

This "holiday cabana" at Maduru Oya was architect Damith Prematikake's doing. It sits on an army training camp in the middle of mountains, lakes and the jungle. It was created from a found shipping container and salvaged crate material. Basic lighting and a roof were installed, but the rest of the space was created from found items around camp.

Often when I see reclaimed getaway homes or vacation spots, they are still out of reach financially, but this one could be constructed from pallets and a shipping container. With the other basic needs added in, I'm guessing you could build this structure for under $5,000... assuming you have a good group of friends willing to help you build!

See more of the space over at Dezeen.

Via: Dezeen
Image: Logan MacDougall Pope

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