News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: An environmentally friendly container hotel has become a popular tourist spot for visitors to the port of Valparaiso, Chile.
A wine themed hotel, the building consists of 25 shipping containers which were salvaged from the nearby port.
New Zealand-born winemaker and the owner of the hotel Grant Phelps got the idea of building a container hotel from a contemporary container shipping center that was built in his hometown of Christchurch after the earthquake there in 2011.
Phelps was easily able to secure the needed containers from the nearby port. It took only one night to build the hotel, which he named “Winebox.”
From the low-cost, recycled building materials to the short construction period, the hotel is a model in eco-friendly tourism, with even the furniture made from recycled items.
At present, the hotel has two types of rooms, ranging in price between 100 to 300 U.S. dollars per night.
“Different shape of the rooms, so something interesting, something different. This is quite unique,” said Mike, a hotel guest from Canada.
The hotel has become a popular tourist spot. Many visitors just stop by to snap photos and enjoy wine tastings. (SOURCE: CCTV)