Container Cabin in the Catskills (Field)


Tiny house hosted by Porter

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
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Self check-in
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Free cancellation for 48 hours
*Click on our profile image to book other cabins on our property. This is one of four 4-season container cabins on our land. It is warm in the winter and cool in the summer—with a heater, wood stove, deck, mountain views, star-gazing patio, gas grill, kitchen, sofa bed and fire ring. It is off-grid, with a compost toilet. It sits on 20 acres, two hours north of NYC. You can get to a hiking trail, Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties or the Hudson River in 15 min. As seen in Dwell, CNN and Time Out!

The space
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Staying in our 4-season 20-foot shipping container is not like living in a house or a hotel room or a glamping tent. It is like living in the wild, except you are encased in high-efficiency insulated walls with giant low-energy windows—and sleeping on a comfortable queen-size (Ikea Friheten) sofa bed with EVERGREEN STITCHES organic percale linens. You can watch shooting stars from the bed. You will likely see a family of deer wandering through the woods while you make coffee. If it's cold outside (with the direct vent propane heater and wood stove it's always warm inside) we usually leave the bed out, use the wood-fired sauna and lounge around drinking coffee. If it's warm, we leave the double doors open and lounge around the patio. (Lots of lounging...)

In the summer, there is a clawfoot tub on the deck with hot and cold water for outdoor/off-grid soaking and showering. In the winter, we bathe in our new Finnish wet sauna, also with a shower. We have a full sink/kitchenette in the cabin, with a foot pump and faucet for water. There is a propane stove with enough pots/pans/basics to cook whatever you want. There is no refrigerator; there is a cooler for your ice and perishables. (Yes, we have a coffee grinder.) The direct vent propane heater is easy to use and super warm. The wood stove is highly efficient and stays warm all night if you know how to build a fire. If you don't, you'll be up at 4 am lighting it again. In the summer, a breeze off the 3,645-foot mountain behind us keeps the container cool, and fireflies and crickets in the field will lull you to sleep.

Staying in the cabin is an experience, not a simple overnight. There is something very special about it and this property. On a 20-degree night in the middle of a blizzard, it is 80 degrees and silent inside. Seven guests have gotten engaged here. (All said "yes!") Another guest chopped his bundle of wood into 1,000 toothpick-sized pieces thinking that the fire would burn longer and hotter that way. (It does not.)

There are streams and cliffs and tons of wildlife on the property. Owls and red-shouldered hawks love the field, as do or local deer population. This place was built for two. Or two and an infant. Larger groups can inquire about our other cabins. (See our profile to see them all.)

The cabin site is on a truly gorgeous 20-acre plot on the eastern edge of the Catskill Mountains. Our backyard is the flank of 3,645-foot Kaaterskill High Peak. It feels a bit like Maine, or Alaska. You can't see any neighbors from our property, but there are neighbors, great ones. (Please be courteous and respectful to them.)

All guests are left with potable drinking water. There are touch-activated LED lights in the house and a Jackery portable battery for charging via USB or household 110v. The compost toilet is set in a small outbuilding surrounded by trees, thirty feet from the cabin. There is not a lot of storage space in the container, so we suggest packing light and leaving the bulk of our stuff in the car. Parking is 10 feet away. Just bring in the essentials, keep the place orderly and it's more comfortable. No smoking inside, plenty of room to smoke around the campfire outside...

Cell service is good across the property, but the steel walls of the container make it not so good in some spots indoors. (Put your phone by the window.) The other cabins on the property are a good ways away. Each has its own driveway and plenty of private space to walk around. (We designed it that way.)

Saugerties is a gem. Miss Lucy's (dinner), The Dutch (drinks), Circle W General Store (breakfast/lunch) Love Bites (breakfast) and Silvia or Red Onion (fancy!). Walking to the lighthouse is a must, as is hiking to Kaaterskill Falls, Huckleberry Point and North and South Lakes. Hunter Mountain is also 30 minutes away. Food shopping and farm stands are 10-15 min away.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Dedicated workspace

7 nights in Saugerties

Feb 13, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022
55 reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 55 reviews


Where you’ll be

Saugerties, New York, United States

We are 15 minutes from Saugerties, Woodstock, Kingston, Catskill and the Hudson River. We are about 500 yards from Kaaterskill Wild Forest and Overlook Mountain. West Saugerties is rural, full of farms, horse properties and the 3,400-foot peaks of the eastern Catskills.

Hosted by Porter

  1. Joined in May 2012
  • 410 Reviews
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My wife and I are a photographer and writer in Upstate New York. We designed our cabins and finished all four of them. We continue to work on our beautiful piece of land every day...


  • Sara

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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