Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel

Transformed shipping containers-turned-unique boutique in Round Top, TX.

Flophouze is a shipping container hotel where every single detail speaks volumes. This eco-savvy boutique offers 6 transformed shipping container rooms —with more on the way— plus a Farmhouze and a Beachhouze.  Indeed, this is a space that is always transforming, drawing upon the influences of its varied elements. The hotel is intimately related to the culture of nearby Round Top and to the Recycling the Past architectural salvage ethos. Accommodations are non-traditional, yet intriguing and inviting. You’ll be impressed by the views, the innovative sustainability and the unexpected elements. 

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A sustainable stay with eclectic – yet tasteful – touches at every turn.  

What it's like

The material sources are as varied as can be. You’ll encounter uniquely designed interiors clad with both sustainably harvested wood from a farm in upstate New York and reclaimed lumber from a distillery in Kentucky. As you drink in the vast pastoral views and great natural light, take a moment to appreciate that the hotel’s windows were salvaged from a school in Philadelphia that was slated for demolition. The funky vibe continues with kitchen cabinet bases from a laboratory in Brooklyn, and the countertops are old bowling alley floors from Texas. While the floor of your shipping container is the original one, it may well have traveled the world many times over. Indeed, each “houze” will offer you a unique place to stay — and conversation inspiration in spades.

Independent spirit

Born out of wanderlust, an obligation to recycle and a need to create.

Small touches

Want to relax by the fire? FlopHouze provides the firewood, lighter fluid and lighter to get your fire pit started. The outdoor communal grilling area contains a Weber gas grill and a charcoal smoker. Relax in the seasonally heated pool/jacuzzi and enjoy the view and fantastic photo ops. If you feel up for some swimming and fishing, Fayette Lake is right around the corner. Outside, every houze comes with its own hammock, firepit and comfy chairs to relax and enjoy the famous Round Top sunsets. 

Eat and drink

Upon your arrival, each houze will have complimentary coffee and tea, Topochico sparkling water and Mexican Cokes. Just a short drive away in Round Top, there is a market for light snacks and other goodies. Round Top offers a tempting list of delicious restaurants and bars. From cafes serving up hearty American comfort food to classic French restaurants; from country cooking outposts to breakfast taco spots and so much more.

And more

FlopHouze is located next to an active ranch, and sometimes cows stop by. Dogs are welcome in Houzes 1-6 and in the Beachhouze for an additional fee.
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Rooms & Rates

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Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel is located in Round Top, TX. Round Top is situated between Austin and Houston, TX. 
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Guest services

  • Free WiFi
  • Free guest parking

Eat & Drink

  • Weber Grills available
  • Nearby dining and groceries

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fire pits & wood
  • Pool/Jacuzzi (seasonally heated) 

Meetings & Events

  • Partnership with Round Top Ballroom
  • 10,000 square feet of event space
  • Accommodations for up to 40 people
  • Full-property rental available


In-room amenities

  • Bathrobes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heat
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet (WiFi)
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Ceiling fan
  • Record Player and Vinyl
  • Firewood Provided
  • Clothing Iron

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total booking amount. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of 25% of the total booking amount. Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of 50% of the total booking amount. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will result in forfeiture of the total booking amount. For full property bookings, special events, and holidays, reservations must be canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total booking amount.
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Meetings + Events

FlopHouze shares property with mothership company, Recycling the Past, which doubles as a special events venue called The Round Top Ballroom. Throw a show-stopping shindig at the Round Top Ballroom and then enjoy accommodations for up to 40 people with 6 FlopHouze Shipping Containers, plus FarmHouze and the nearby BeachHouze. The Round Top Ballroom transforms into an amazing and memorable space for you and your guests. It’s quite a unique and eclectic venue. Whether you’re celebrating a union, giving back to the community with a charity event or hosting a farm to table gathering, you’ll have over 10,000 square feet of event space to do it. 

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