Situated on a dune overlooking the Karatara river and Swartvlei lake, the Sanctuary Bush Retreat Eco Container House is a unique, fully ‘off-the-grid’, solar powered eco-friendly and self-sustaining retreat space, with awe-inspiring views and a sense of harmony and tranquility that's difficult to describe. We grow some organic vegetables, bananas and have chickens for fresh organic eggs. There are also cats and a dog that assist with the management of the property.
The Container House is a double-story 75m2 cottage built entirely from four recycled shipping containers and is part of the environmentally aware self-sustained lifestyle at the Sanctuary. It’s perfect for couples or a single person that want to indulge in nature in comfort as the open-plan bedroom on the upper floor has its own deck and stunningly expansive views across the river valley and the Swartvlei estuary to the west. Tastefully decorated with an eclectic collection of funky retro-feel furniture, it has a double bed, a lounge/coffee table area and can be kept warm and cosy with the ceramic firepot.
Downstairs is the fully equipped contemporary style open-plan kitchen, with an adjacent lounge and dining area with TV and DVD (No DSTV). There is a private bathroom with shower. Grey water is recycled and there is a self-composting eco-toilet.