Shipping Container Hotel Opens in London

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  08.22.08 | 1:03 PM ET

Eighty-six steel containers—assembled like Lego pieces—comprise the 120-room Travelodge, which, fortunately, doesn’t look anything like the inside of a typical shipping container. The containers were built in China, complete with bathrooms and wiring in place, before being shipped and assembled in the UK. The method allows for quick construction, and it’s green: Should the hotel be dismantled, the containers can be recycled for actual shipping. The BBC has video.

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