Rewind 20 years or so, and you wouldn't be caught dead using the words ‘luxury' and ‘container' in the same sentence. But the definition of luxury has shifted over the past couple of decades. No longer is it only a realm for the five-star business traveller expecting gold-rimmed brass and butler service.

The new definition of luxury considers the overall package: food, culture, and experience. Innovative hospitality company based company ‘Contained' have rolled all these elements into a dynamite new offering: a boutique hotel and adults only playground on Sydney's Cockatoo Island.

The six-month pop up will feature Western Australian restaurant 'Don Tapa'

The six month pop-up property features a number of luxury self-contained cabins, alongside a South American inspired restaurant ‘Don Tapa', created with produce grown on the on-site farm, the Young Henry's, The Sydney Urban Winery and Archie Rose Distillery Bar and a native garden with native bush foods. 

The ambitious project is spearheaded by Western Australian couple Anatoly Mezhov Irene Polo are behind Perth's The Mantle, an "activity hub" inside a historic warehouse in Fremantle with multiple restaurants, cocktail bars and collaborative work spaces. They've brought Don Tapa restaurant over from Fremantle, WA. It serves South American-inspired cuisine created with produce grown on the on-site farm.

The bar and restaurant is open to the public from Wednesday through to Sunday, and is available for private hire for special events.

Island luxe: an adults-only hotel in a shipping container