Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel in Texas
As its name suggests, Flophouze is the ultimate hotel for weary travelers looking to settle down and relax for a few days in a truly unique destination. Set in the middle of a beautiful open green field in Texas, each room is constructed from a repurposed shipping container that has been modified into a quaint rustic dwelling.
This is the second installation of such a hotel by Matt White and his staff at “Recycling the Past”. This creative new concept is an excellent example of how we can help our environment by utilizing materials, such as used containers, to create something stunning and useful.
Besides the used container, the hotel rooms have also been constructed using mostly recycled materials. The floors, furniture, and accents in these eco-chic houses are all made from sustainably harvested wood from the owner’s farm in New York and reclaimed wood from all across the United States. The windows, which offer excellent natural lighting and breathtaking panoramic views, were salvaged from a school in Philadelphia that was scheduled to be demolished.
Even Houze’s decor is one-of-a-kind because it too has been designed using recycled items. You’ll find decor made from salvaged laboratory base pieces from Brooklyn and countertops that were constructed from the old bowling alley and railway car floors in Texas. Every container room at Houze has its own distinct culture thanks to Matt’s quest around the planet in search of recycled gems.
Reconnect to nature
Flophouze is a place to disconnect from electronics and social media. You won’t find computers or televisions here, instead, every room is equipped with a record player and a handpicked collection of vinyl for your listening enjoyment or fine books to be read at your leisure. The Owner believes in the power of friends, a good book, and an old song to nourish one’s soul. So relax and disconnect from the commotion for a well-deserved rest.
The Flophouzes are available for both short-term and long-term rentals, as well as for sale. Find out more about making a reservation here.