“It’s like a modern urban flat out in the forest… made from shipping containers…”

About The Rental

Shipping container home, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 1 bath on 10 forested acres

Rental Type: Long Weekend / Weekly / Monthly Vacation
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Property Type Shipping Container Home, Forested
Internet Yes
Pets No
Wheel Chair Not Accessible
Family Friendly Yes
Inside of the shipping container home that is available as a vacation rental showing high sealing white walls wood floors and modern furniture

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Guests provide their own meals


Events Allowed, Children Welcome, Non-Smoking Only

Location Type

Forested Property, Cabin

Private – You cannot see the neighbors and you can close the driveway gate if you like

Amenities / Entertainment

Books, board games, kids table, kids chair, toys, trails, pond, stream, maps, lots of forested trails to explore.

Local Attractions, Sports & Activities

Cinema, Museum, City Parks, State Parks, Playground, Restaurants, Wineries, Churches, Festivals, Library, Antiquing, Gambling Casinos, Scenic Drives, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Walking, Wildlife Viewing, Fairgrounds, Race Track, Boating, Frisbee Golf, Walking, Hiking

Local Services

ATM/Bank, Fitness Center, Groceries, Post Office, Hospital


Clothes Dryer, Clothes Washer, Heating, Internet, Linens Provided, Cell Phone Coverage, Towels Provided, Wireless Internet


Cooktop, Utensils, Dishes, Microwave, Compact Refrigerator, Toaster, Pots, Pans, French Press


Dining Area, Seating for 6


Deck / Patio, Trails

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Vacation Rental Property Description

The Elma shipping container cabin is located west of Olympia, Washington, well away from the hustle and pace of the big city. The cabin is available year round as a very private vacation rental where you can explore the property and neighboring state forest, visit the town of Elma, or jump over to the Washington coast to enjoy its many beaches and places.

On the grounds there are many trails for your exploring, a year round stream and pond, 9 acres of trees, an obstacle course training ground under development, and a resident doe and her fawns to spot. Bring your bicycles and enjoy the 1/4 mile loop driveway, dead end road, and many miles of neighboring forest trails. Bring your boots and explore the forest. Bring your slippers and stay warm and cozy with an awesome view of the forest. There are also many many miles of trails in the neighboring state forest which we haven’t all mapped out yet.

The Shipping Container Cabin

The cabin itself is the first built by Montainer Homes of Montana. It is made of two 40 foot high cube shipping containers providing 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and living area. We designed it with the goal of bringing the forest as close to the home as possible while providing a classy urban condo feel inside. The floor to ceiling windows, modern lighting, IKEA furniture, and tall glass french doors do just that.

Near the Vacation Home

The property is located 30 minutes from Olympia and Aberdeen, 60 minutes from Tacoma, and 90 minutes from Seattle… near the towns of Grand Mound and Elma. The cabin also provides a much more private option for those wanting to visit the Lucky Eagle Casino which is just 22 minutes away.

The nearby town of Elma provides all that you would expect. There are several restaurants, a grocery store, gas stations, a medical center with emergency room, pharmacy, gift stores, antique shops, and many events throughout the year. A little further down the road is the Grays Harbor County seat in Montesano.

We know you will enjoy your visit. If you have any questions or would like assistance in planning or arranging an event, outing, or vacation please let us know.

Jessica and Jeff