You + A Friend Can Rent This Lakeside Shipping Container In Donegal (The Views Are Class!)

container from afar
Photo via Greg + Lukas on Airbnb

We cover a lot of unique accommodation in Ireland on this site.

However, few of the places that we’ve written about, if any, are as unique as this brand new shipping container that’s sprung up in West Donegal.

Finely plonked on a site that overlooks Traighenna Bay, this quirky Airbnb offers couples or friends a very funky base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way from.

A luxury lakeside shipping container

container from afar
Photo via Greg + Lukas on Airbnb

You’ll find this luxury converted shipping container on private land down a long stone track in West Donegal.

A stone’s throw from the beautiful Dooey Beach (5-minute drive), it’s a very quirky (and cosy) base to explore the county from.

As you can see from the photo above, the container hangs over the water, which means those that visit can enjoy views from both inside and out.

Mighty views from the breakfast table (and the decking!)

view from inside the container
Photo via Greg + Lukas on Airbnb

This gorgeous little gaff is nice and bright thanks to massive windows that look right out over the lake.

You can soak up the views as you chomp away on your breakfast, or you can take your coffee out onto the outdoor decking area and sip it while you watch the sunrise.

The container is a handy 5 minute spin from Lettermacaward, where you’ll find shops, pubs and everything you need if you’re feeling peckish or if you fancy a pint.

What to expect if you visit

containers seating area
Photo via Greg + Lukas on Airbnb

The container is well-equipped for a weekend away. There’s one bedroom with a double bed that’s kitted out with a ‘great mattress’, according to the hosts.

There’s also a 32″ Netflix Smart TV, a bathroom with a large double shower, heated towel rail and a kitchen with:

  • A fan oven
  • An induction hob
  • A fridge freezer
  • A microwave and toaster 

How the hosts describe it

inside the container
Photo via Greg + Lukas on Airbnb

‘A piece of modern design dropped onto the Wild Atlantic coast – a luxury-converted shipping container on its own small coastal lake overlooking Traighenna Bay, West Donegal.

WiFi and Netflix provided, thermostatically heated for year-round use, pets welcome (fee applies), a luxury retreat for two – for designers, architects, or just those that love to experience the wilderness of Donegal in comfort.’

How much a night will set you back

To check the price, I lashed in 2 nights in October (it’s booked up until then!) for two people sharing. It worked out at:

  • Total: €317
  • Per person: €158.50

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