The dorms, which are modular and made of low-cost shipping containers, are less grungy than you might expect. They each include a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, which are all private. There are also common spaces — a courtyard, kayak landing, bathing platform, barbecue area, and roof terrace.
Bjarke Ingels, the renowned Danish architect whose firm has a 10 percent stake in Urban Riggers, designed the units. The first unit (consisting of 12 dorm rooms) opened to the public on September 21.