NYC 1st Shipping Container Home

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Entire rental unit hosted by Janet-David

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Enjoy your privacy in one of NYC's most unique historical homes. Receive a warm welcome and helpful tips from dedicated hosts & enjoy authentic BK experience.

Walking distance J,M,Z,L & G trains. Amenities provided (soap, shampoo, hair dryer, towels etc...) Enjoy a Clean room with plenty of extra pillows and blankets.

Pet owners - There is a pet fee of $15/night, not to exceed $60. This can be addressed with a "special offer".

The space
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Welcome to New York City's first (legal) home built entirely of re-cycled shipping containers! We offer sustainable, comfortable, wonderful living in Williamsburg. Our guests will occupy one private container (apartment) on the ground floor with its own bathroom and kitchenette. Enjoy our front yard any time or ask us when you can share our roof top. A lovely community garden practically next door is also at your disposal. Whether you are a singe traveler or a small family, this space will suit your needs!

Our legal status .."A class B multiple dwelling is a multiple dwelling which is occupied, as a rule, transiently, as the more or less temporary abode of individuals or families who are lodged with or without meals. This class includes hotels, lodging houses, rooming houses, boarding houses..."

Fashionable restaurants, great bars, art galleries in Williamsburg, and Bushwick are within a short walk. There are three small grocery stores on our block, as well as a laundromat.

We have one full size "real bed", a full size sofa bed and a cot available in one 320 square foot room (one container). Let us know if you need a crib. We can accommodate two couples, or a couple with two children, or three people. Good pets are welcome. The 8' x 40' container is heated and air conditioned with internet and cable. It is separate from the main house, where we live.

We provide clean sheets, towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc. Clean sheets and towels as well as many sundries are provided.

We love our neighborhood! We offer a genuine Brooklyn experience where you can learn about the latest in sustainable urban design and enjoy a unique architectural project.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Crib
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Brooklyn, New York, United States

The neighborhood is a lively mix of long term residents, families, professionals, students and artists. South Williamsburg is known for its many restaurants and shops in walking distance.

Hosted by Janet-David

  1. Joined in September 2012
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Hi- We are David and Janet. We hope you have checked out one of the many stories written about our home online and we welcome the opportunity to share it with you. A little about us and the home ... David is a seasoned New Yorker with roots on the lower east side and has lived in this area of Brooklyn for about 20 years. Janet is more recently relocated to Brooklyn from Philadelphia, though roots with David go back to childhood days. We are newlyweds as of July 11, 2015 The building received its C of O in 2013 after many challenges from NYC's department of buildings. You can read or listen to the story online. We are Brooklyn's and NYC's first shipping container home. NPR Science Friday has a lovely interview with David and late wife and architect, Michele Bertomen. We like to leave people alone unless they need us. But we are around all the time and live on the second and third floor. Our Giant dog, Mormon, is very gentle and a fully trained therapy dog. If you have any concerns about dogs, I will refer you to our reviews. We hope that we can offer a comfortable, safe home away from home in the heart of trendy Brooklyn. Covid-19 Vaccination is a requirement for booking with us. David and Janet
Hi- We are David and Janet. We hope you have checked out one of the many stories written about our home online and we welcome the opportunity to share it with you. A little about u…

During your stay

We live upstairs on the second and third floors so there is always someone to ask a question or provide feedback. We are happy to give you a tour of the house and answer any questions you might have. With the ongoing pandemic we are much more hands off and will have to work out the details of interactions more carefully. We will rely more upon texts to make these plans with our guests.

Visiting a foreign city can be intimidating. We are happy to advise you regarding public transportation and local tourist spots.

While we offer our guest utmost in privacy, we have enjoyed our many interactions with guests over the years. Access to our popular roof space can be arranged ... just ask and we will come up with a time convenient to all. Again, the ongoing pandemic will influence how we arrange such interactions.
We live upstairs on the second and third floors so there is always someone to ask a question or provide feedback. We are happy to give you a tour of the house and answer any questi…

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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