Clear forest air, rustling treetops and panoramic views of Vogtland that magically pulls you out.
Welcome to Bergheim! Container Lofts is your oasis of tranquility in the midst of Schöneck’s cycling and skiing world.
When we look with a design-loving eye, they have transformed sea containers traveling around the world into comfortable smart homes with industrial elegance.
In Vogtland, in Schöneck, one of the best places the small Saxon town has to offer. Wide window facades bring the lush greenery and sunlight directly to your bed.
In the evenings, you first enjoy the view to the sunset and then to the stars and feel together with the world and your friends.
If it can be even more authentic, you can enjoy the night coolness and the sound of an eagle owl on the comfortable bunk-bed terrace.
In the immediate surroundings you will find everything to add relaxation and entertainment to your stay: various courses and trails for cyclists, ski slope with ski bar and chair lift, indoor swimming pool, wellness oasis, tennis court, indoor playground.
You can prove when you come to whether your respect for nature is real.
You park your car in the covered car park 400 meters away and carry your luggage to the lodge with your own feet.
For this, you will be rewarded with a great panoramic view of Vogtland on arrival.
With the darkness come the curious looks. Then you see, thickly wrapped people behind their ski goggles, from the chairlift down directly into the illuminated window front and watch the residents as they sit at the table and talk, eat, read, write. The residents pretend they don’t notice, as if they don’t deserve the attention.
You just sit there, in your sea container, on the edge of a ski slope in Schöneck, the back corner of the Vogtland, where the Czech Republic, Bavaria, Thuringia and Saxony meet. They too swung down the slope past their domicile, normal holiday guests in an average family ski area. But what is normal?
“You are unique. It’s your vacation too ”, Jan Hesse, the man behind the sea containers, advertises his idea.
Tousled dark hair, beard and functional clothing, the man in his mid-forties also wears mountain boots for appointments at the town hall. Hesse, a father of two and a local, has been working on his sea container project for almost ten years. The trigger was a report in an architecture magazine, in which containers converted into mini-houses were presented, he says. Hesse begins to draw, first at random, then more structured. The neighbor, an architect, helps. “I wanted a concept that enables minimalist living with the maximum possible experience of nature,” says Hesse. Like a mountain hut – with smart technology and interior fittings that are well thought out down to the last detail.
If you want to stay in this container house, you can access the Airbnb page here.
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