In picturesque Jupiter, Florida there is a hidden gem: Headwaters Hideaway Eco Retreat. This stunning four bedroom, two bath Shipping Container house makes its home at the headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. Just an hour and a half drive from our Miami, Florida port, this home is a truly stunning getaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature.
This structure is comprised of three 40-ft Shipping Containers for a total of 960 square feet. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom on each floor of the home, and the upper level also has its own private entry.
The best part about this home is that it is not privately occupied; it is available year-round for short-term vacation rental!
There are ample porches, patios, and sitting spots that provide stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape, including a Bird's Eye View from the top floor of the home. In addition to the property hugging the Loxahatchee, there are also views of the 1000+ acre Riverbend Park.
The open kitchenette and living room floor plan allow plenty of natural light and fresh air to flow through the home, keeping the energy costs affordable.
The kitchenette has a modest stove, and no oven, which is perfect for a weekend away in the woods. The lack of oven cuts down on cooling costs, as the heat from the oven would quickly fill this space. In Florida, a heavily heated house is anything but a bonus.
The "Eco" distinction for this home comes from the fact that it is designed to be energy efficient and fit into the natural landscape around it, and that it is built from upcycled intermodal containers. This choice of material is a far more cost-effective choice than a traditional stick-built structure and makes good use of storage containers that would have otherwise gone back into circulation or sit in the port until its next adventure begins.
There are a total of four bedrooms. The Master Bedroom, with a king-sized bed, is on the ground floor and is adjacent to the 2nd bedroom, which contains a futon bunk.
The two bedrooms upstairs are similar to the ground floor arrangement, except that the larger upstairs bedroom contains a Queen sized bed instead of a King.
This beautiful respite from big city living is a delightful space for some rest and relaxation in a stunning Florida oasis.
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