Located on owner Lucas Steyn’s household farm in Botrivier, a 90-minute drive from Capetown, Copia is an eco-retreat consisted of 2 shipping container in the South African countryside. Steyn chose to convert the very first container after he found the large range of possibilities they used. After selling his service in 2015, he took the plunge.The property takes its name from the Latin word copia, indicating” abundance,”a nod to the glamorous experience that Steyn makes every effort to produce for his guests.”Each area in the cabin has big windows allowing loads
of light into the cabin, and most notably, uninterrupted views from every angle, “he states.”I enjoyed the concept of taking a big harsh steel structure and transforming
it into something practical and stunning.”Steyn discusses that up until just recently, delivering container architecture in South Africa was generally used
for offices or low expense real estate, and he was interested in how they might be utilized for upscale lodging. The interior of the cabin is open-plan with just three-quarter dividing walls in between the living space and
bed room. The highlights of the cabin consist of a wood-fired hot tub and outside barbecue for a standard South African braai. Copia is totally off-the-grid and works on solar energy. Steyn left the outside bare so the container would maintain some of its initial identity.”I selected not to clad the outside and left all the dents in the container
as is, due to the fact that when you are inside the cabin you have no concept that you are inside a old shipping container,”he discusses. Steyn is currently constructing a 2nd container cabin, Lone Pine, which will be open to guests in December. Nightly rates for Copia Cabin begin at R1250 (approximately $92)a night, while rates for Lone Pine Cabin begin at R1550(roughly $114).
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