Perhaps surprisingly, massive shipping containers can serve many needs when they’re repurposed in a whole new way. For example, we’ve seen people create gardens and grow fresh fruits and vegetables in urban areas. They also have been repurposed as full-fledged tiny homes, spare studio spaces, and most recently, a skirt resort. That's right: A ski resort in Eastern Europe is made out of literal shipping containers.
The Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort in Gudauri, Georgia, gives us two reasons why it’s beneficial for the environment. Not only is it mostly made out of repurposed shipping containers, meaning that they cut out the need for new materials and subsequent waste, but it’s located in an area that impacts the least amount of space. How so? The ski resort is built as a five-level pyramid structure and it descends down the side of a mountain.