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Boutique shipping and delivery container lodge coming to Haughville neighborhood

An Indianapolis female and her company unveiled strategies for a boutique lodge made of transport containers she’s organizing to open in the Haughville neighborhood this summer time. 

Robin Staten-Lanier, a new hotelier, is the operator of Little Urban Escapes, a hidden micro resort that would comprise of four semi-glass personal luxury suites and non-public occasion space — all converted from upcycled-transport containers.

The resort will be found at 2214 W. Michigan St. near the Indianapolis Community Library Haughville branch. Very small City Escapes is a Black-owned, woman-led enterprise.  

“This goes beyond hospitality,” she stated. “The intent is to rework communities, but also to use this place, virtually as an igniter of further economic growth in this group.”

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This architectural design photo shows the Bold suite, one of four shipping container suites that will be at the Tiny Urban Escapes boutique hotel in Haughville.

Building is tentatively anticipated to be done in the summer. Twenty-foot delivery containers will be converted into suites though the event area — called “The Scene” — will be manufactured from a larger sized 40-foot shipping and delivery container. Each suite will have accessibility to wellness and culinary encounters and on-demand concierge service.

Reclaiming shipping and delivery containers and transforming them into customized modular building projects has been a development for some time. The containers are regarded as cost-effective, sturdy and eco-pleasant construction elements.