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Coco Cabana – The transformation of a shipping container into a stunning Vanuatu holiday home.

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We continue to discover for you. Our container house on today’s tour is from Vanuatu.

After visiting Vanuatu and falling in love with the beautiful island, Australian mum Jonica Bray came up with a novel way to create a holiday home there so she could split her time between both countries. She invested in land and a shipping container, and so “Coco Cabana” was born.

After purchasing the land it took around two months to settle and Jonica drew up plans “on a napkin at the gym”. Her builder then converted them into a basic digital drawing and the build got underway.

Jonica’s original budget was $30,000, but says after spending that amount the home still looked like an old shipping container – albeit one with a roof, plumbing and electricity.

Jonica now shares her beautiful home with guests through Airbnb for just $99 a night, and says visitor feedback has been really positive.

Description from AirBNB

Our unique shipping container home was designed with love and careful thought for our carbon footprint. Our decor, where possible, was sourced and made in Vanuatu supporting the village families. Just footsteps from the white sandy shores of Honeymoon Beach – Coco Cabana offers everything you need and more.
Surrounded by tropical gardens you can wander through the leafy palms and even pick your own papaya for breakfast.

The space

Set amongst a backdrop of swaying coconut palms, crystal clear swim holes and stunning sunsets, our tiny home is a private and peaceful oasis.

Nestled on 1000 square meters in Pango, which is a surfer friendly village that offers Vanuatu’s best waves, the calmest coves and world class snorkeling just minutes from your front door – you may even encounter the resident Dugong.

You can meet the locals, immerse yourself in a new culture, try new foods, get lost and find yourself all while enjoying a comfy bed, hot shower and a cracking BBQ at the end of an exciting day of adventure.

Want to find out why Vanuatu has been named the Happiest place on earth ?

What are you waiting for – book Coco Cabana – your next adventure awaits.

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