In South Africa, a Moody Shipping Container Cabin Springs Up in Four Months Flat

In the midst of the pandemic, a family leverages industry connections and modular construction to quickly rebuild a cliffside getaway on a fire-ravaged site in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
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Wedged between the cliffs of Cape Peninsula and the Hottentots Holland Mountains, False Bay marks the southwesternmost tip of South Africa. It’s a secluded paradise on the outskirts of Cape Town, famed for its deep blue waters and endless horizon. The views from the shore are hard to beat—but a new cliffside cabin has upped the ante.

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