Stay Unique - The Wellington Container House

Bach or holiday home | Wellington CBD | #30074

9/10 (31 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best by Design 2015


  • Two entertainer's decks, your own private waterfall, BBQ area, cinema, bathhouse and pool room
  • Stay in a contemporary and international work of art featuring high-end industrial design
  • As seen in international design publications and TV shows, including Urbis magazine

This magical and unique home is built around three vertically stacked aluminium shipping containers and designed by building innovator and industrial design icon Ross Stevens.

All three levels are homely, comfortable and offer the modern comforts of a contemporary house with many more unique and quirky features conventional houses don't offer. Two large outdoor decks face towards a beautiful leafy Greywacke rock face as well as your own private waterfall - a great place to entertain friends and have dinner and drinks.

Superb indoor-outdoor flow into a contemporary kitchen ensures a relaxed living space with dining table in case the weather turns. For grown-ups and kids alike, there's also a top floor media/cinema room where you can enjoy a movie, watch Sky TV, or play PS3. There’s also a pool/billiards table in the basement.

There are 3 bedrooms - "The Penthouse" master bedroom with its own private and sunny balcony, "The Dominion" and "Mr Fox" bedrooms - all come with king beds. A single sofa bed can be utilised in the living room or an airbed can be put up in the cinema room (for guests 7 & 8, if required). Can sleep 8 in total.

For the bathrooms you’ll find a family bathroom with shower, a downstairs toilet and separate macrocarpa bathhouse. There’s also an outdoor shower for the brave!

"The Penthouse Cinema" room with 100" HD projector screen - Sky TV with Sky Sports and PS3 for DVDs, Blu-ray, Singstar (lots of games and DVDs are also provided).

"The Pool Room" with superb 8ft pool/billiards table and sofa seating

The WCH also includes:-

- Unlimited and free wifi broadband internet

- Full laundry facilities

- Internal single car garaging with secure remote entry and plenty of additional off-street parking if required

The Wellington Container House is situated in Owhiro Bay so is close to everything - Wellington City/CBD is 10 minutes drive away, and a short stroll to the stunning South Coast, the City to Sea Walkway and Red Rocks.

Special conditions: Our calendars are updated daily. Single night stay from $295 - please enquire. For stays of 1-3 nights a surcharge of $100 may also apply. Small gatherings/parties based on full occupancy. Discounts apply to longer term rates (7 nights or more). Additional surcharges may also apply on Public Holidays, sporting, music events. We don't really have any immediate neighbours close by so you can certainly let your hair down. However we do expect the property to be left as you found it.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cinema/media room

    Combined living/sleeping area,A double airbed can be put up in the top floor cinema, or you can use the ottoman as a single bed in the lounge

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Mr Fox bedroom 3

    With kind sized bed and designer linen

    1 x King bed

  • The Dominion bedroom 2

    With king sized bed and designer linen

    1 x King bed

  • The Penthouse master bedroom

    King sized bed, has own balcony with afternoon/evening sun

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. By application only.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay 4 nights or more and receive a bottle of NZ sparkling wine and continental breakfast ingredients free of charge

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Standard rate 2+ nights
22-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$295+/night $325+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard rate 3+ nights
01-Dec-16 to 20-Dec-16
$295+/night $325+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
21-Dec-16 to 14-Jun-17
$325+/night $350+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
4 night minimum stay
Special Events
15-Jun-17 to 22-Oct-17
$395+/night $395+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (31)

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  • Unique and fun holiday home - well set up, great spa and...

    Unique and fun holiday home - well set up, great spa and theatre room ! Would be curious to go again in summer, when you could make better use of the great indoor outdoor flow.

    FionaBray 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Location was great very easy to get into town and also to...

    Location was great very easy to get into town and also to Hockey turf as we were in wellington for a tournament. Property was as described was warm and cosy. would love the outside areas in the summer time.

    lindan889 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Property was beautiful clean and tidy

    Property was beautiful clean and tidy. Will definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in Wellington!

    MonikaV9 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Monika! It's a shame we didn't meet you but you are welcome back anytime!

    GilesM 100%|72x

  • Property is unique and well set up for winter or summer

    Property is unique and well set up for winter or summer. Just maybe a tad too far from town. The taxi fares & uber rides got a hammering. Definitely worth a stay if you have your own transport!

    JodiL429 100%|7x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you had a great stay! Just to be clear to future guests, we do have a map on our listing. We are just 4km away on a quiet road from the city, and an Uber taxi costs around $15-20, depending on the time of day. We are cheaper than a standard hotel room in the city and far more interesting! Public transport runs during the week, but it always worthwhile to have your own transport to explore our wonderful city and surroundings.

    GilesM 100%|72x

  • My engineer husband loved his stay and seeing how everything was built

    My engineer husband loved his stay and seeing how everything was built. He really enjoyed reading the book on container houses around the world with the Wellington house featured. With four of us over seventy we did find the stairs a bit daunting but a good workout. Very handy to everything.

    JeanD953 100%|1x May 2016

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