Living in a Box

1. Juni 2018

Flophouze transforms recycled shipping containers into a unique lodging solution for Round Top, Texas

Born from pure wanderlust, an inherited obligation to recycle and a constant need to create, owner Matt White and his crew from Recycling The Past have created an amazing new concept. Here he tells the story:

Our uniquely designed interiors are cladded with sustainably harvested wood from our farm in upstate New York, and reclaimed lumber from a distillery in Kentucky.  To capture the vast pastoral views and great natural light, windows were installed that were salvaged from a school in Philadelphia that was slated for demolition. We keep the funky vibe going with kitchen cabinet bases from a laboratory in Brooklyn, and for the counter tops we used old bowling alley floors from Texas!  The floors are the original to the containers,  which have traveled the world may times over-  with the many vintage artifacts rugs, art and fixtures gleaned from our travels across the globe and amazing finds from the Round Top Antiques Show, each HOUZE will offer you a unique place to stay.

Six Flophouzes are now available for your stay and we are in the process of completing more by the end of the year. Upon your arrival, each HOUZE will have complimentary coffee and tea, Topochico sparkling water, and Mexican Cokes. Just a short drive away in Round Top, there is a market for light snacks and other goodies. If you feel up for some swimming and fishing, Fayette Lake is right around the corner. Outside, every houze comes with its own hammock, firepit and comfy chairs to relax and enjoy the famous Round Top sunsets. Every detail of this property has been carefully crafted to ensure that your stay is a comfortable and memorable one.

The property is shared by our mothership company, Recycling the Past, which doubles as our our special events venue- The Round Top Ballroom  be sure to take a stroll around the property to check out all the salvaged artifacts and recycled treasures RTP has to offer. As a guest you will receive a complimentary 20% off your purchases for up to $100 -Any decor inside the houzes are also fair game, just ask and we’ll give you a price! Chances are you’ll leave not only relaxed, but with lots of inspiration!

The containers are also available for purchase! We can custom-build to fit your specifications, AND they can be shipped anywhere in the world- See our Build Your Own Flophouze page to learn more.

Images:Courtesy of Flophouze


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