The Lily Pad Container House by Dianna


If you want to experience living in a shipping container in a modern and stylish manner, this space will take your breath away. The Lily Pad, hosted by Dianna, combines beautiful and clean design with smart home technology. Dianna has thought of everything you would want while away from home and executed it all beautifully. Moreover, it is located right in the heart of Route 664, just minutes away from anything you want to do: from shopping, visiting local restaurants and wineries, to hiking.


Entering the bedroom, you will immediately want to drop everything and jump into the comfy bed surrounded in white bedding, white walls, a white picture-framed Smart TV, and a full view glass window looking out onto the property which allows you to wake up to nature and its beauty. The room feels cozy and perfect for snuggling up in with an automatic shade that blacks out the whole room so you can sleep in late.


Connecting to the bedroom is a private full bathroom which is plenty big enough and super cozy. The shower has a huge awesome rainfall head with special lights to relax at night.

It, too, has everything you need, from all kinds of towels (bath, hand, makeup towels), washcloths, hairdryer, bath mats, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, Q-tips, toilet paper, tissues, to makeup remover wipes. Toothpaste and toothbrushes are even provided in case you do not have your own.

There are also simple instructions for using the fancy bathroom light that has a Bluetooth speaker from which you can enjoy anything from your favorite tunes to podcasts from your phone or tablet.


Entering this welcoming space, you are greeted with a set of slippers and plush towels next to the door, chocolates by the coffee bar, a bottle of wine, a handwritten note, and a package of s’mores ingredients to toast over the fire. There are Smart TV, table for two, and a gas fireplace that will warm the whole place up quickly. The decorations are a mix of technology in a clean, classic and rustic setting.

Everything is labeled, as kinda a smart house it is. The luxurious leather sofa is adorned with the softest of pillows and blankets. The magical garage door window lets you peer outside or fully bring in the fresh air if you want. There are books and the nicest little touches of decoration reminiscent of something both modern and natural at the same time. Be sure to check out the basket of games (Yahtzee, dominoes, frisbee) in the living room as well.

The kitchen has all modern appliances and is stocked with all the amenities you would have in your own home including super-chic retro mini fridge with freezer, glass cooktop, undermount sink, every utensil and kitchen thing you need to prepare meals for a weekend, countertop coffee bar with all the fix-ins, drawers full of coffee, tea, and other bare necessities such as sugar (white and raw), creamer, hot chocolate, honey, true lemon, foil, salt and pepper, hot sauce, ketchup packets, mustard packets, and even mayonnaise packets.


From the moment you find the little driveway and pull up to the property, the shipping container stands not as some painted box but a majestic getaway. Once parked, walking up the steps and pathway you notice the ambient lighting surrounding the house and then immediately see things you definitely do not want to miss out on:

a perfect little fire pit area with chairs to share, a cozy swing daybed with pillows and blankets meant for reading and snuggling, a conversation area for friends and chit chat, a really nice grill to have a cookout, and a luxury hot tub with your choice of colored lights to accompany your bubbly experience.

The outside living space area is fully covered with a large vaulted ceiling. There are also a large ceiling fan for hot days and string lights for a cozy ambiance outside. With The Lily Pad being nestled in the woods guests will occasionally see deer and other small wildlife. Be aware that you may need to come prepared in the summer months with insect repellent.

Nevertheless, it is conveniently located – two minutes from the falls and trails, only about ten minutes into Logan, and just a couple miles from Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills. Not to mention local restaurants and wineries short drive away, and Walmart and Kroger for supplies.

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