Shipping Container Guest House

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

2011 Sunset Magazine Idea House in friendly Wallingford.

Our upcycled, eco-friendly container house is quite a conversation piece around the neighborhood (we had a pretty good turnout when the crane showed up). Before our container began its new life as a guest house in our yard, it trucked pineapples around Hawai'i. Everyone who sees it thinks that it's pretty amazing.

It has a queen bed (+pull-down twin bed), kitchen, full bathroom, TV, plenty of storage, feels roomy inside, and has dedicated outdoor space to eat, drink, and visit. Enjoy plums, pears, grapes, and raspberries right off the trees/vines/bushes in the summer.

The Big Yellow container is comfortably nestled in our fenced backyard and is conveniently located between the Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods in Seattle. We're equidistant from Green Lake and Lake Union, where you can kayak, paddleboat, paddleboard, and enjoy many of the city's top-rated restaurants and cafes. Nearby: UW, Burke-Gilman trail, the Woodland Park Zoo, Gas Works Park, and Ballard. Public transportation is located one block away, providing quick access to downtown Seattle.

The container is professionally cleaned between guests and there is a well equipped kitchen for cooking or take out. Coffee provided (it is Seattle, after all).

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Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size, Murphy Beds (1) twin size

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Stereo


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing


  • Linens Provided


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    tons of outdoor space and places to eat....moreless



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from 7 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$595 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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Our Walk Score is 89/100. We're incredibly close to both the center of Wallingford and the center of Fremont (Center of The Universe). On your way to Fremont, make sure you say hi to the troll. Ask anyone, they know where he is.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Cassie is from Seattle, Jay is from New York (his parents stay in the container when they're in town), Bess the dog was rescued in Mt Vernon. We enjoy cooking, restaurants, working in the yard, and the great outdoors (hiking, running, camping, travel). Cassie is in education, Jay works at Amazon, Bess is into the ball.

Why the Owner Chose Fremont, Seattle, WA, USA:
After finishing our yard right before we got married in 2011, we saw the container house in Sunset magazine, thought it was one of the cooler things we'd ever seen, and decided to get it craned on in. And then we redid the yard again.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Staying in eco-friendly lodging, house was featured in Sunset magazine (we love Sunset magazine), really nice block and neighbors.

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VRBO #429327

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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