Region: Valle de Guadalupe Where to stay: Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort Encuentro is the ultimate "glamping" getaway in the Valle. Guests can book one of 20 stand-alone, one-room bungalows that dot the hilly landscape, which were specifically built to respect the natural surroundings. A gourmet restaurant (pictured here), a pool, and a winery complete the grounds.
Another container home designed for onoff-grid living is the Ecopod. Made from a shipping container, an electric winch is used to raiselower the heavy deck door (power is by solar panel). The floor is made from recycled car tires, and the walls have birch paneling (over closed-cell soya foam insulation). The glass is double paned to slow heat transfer. The Ecopod can be used as a stand alone unit or with other structures. Designed to minimize environmental impact. - PopularMechanics.com