A lot of shipping container houses have a very distinctive industrial look which is the natural outcome considering what they’re made of. However, that’s not always the case. This container home, for example, has a nice midcentury-inspired design. It’s located in Salida, Colorado, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains which offers some really amazing views. The house was designed to serve as a vacation rental and you can check it out on airbnb. As far as the design is concerned this is a very eye-catching structure with a bright orange exterior that contrasts with everything else around it.
This shipping container house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in total and can accommodate 6 guestsThe house sits on a raised platform, with a staircase leading up to the side entrance
The house was built using two upcycled shipping containers. They have been placed side by side and connected, creating a spacious and welcoming floor plan. The flat roof has big overhangs and there’s also a large deck with glass railings which wraps around two sides of the house, exposing it to the beautiful views of the mountains. The entrance is positioned on one side and can be accessed via a staircase which brings us to the fact that the entire house is elevated on a platform on stilts. This is due to the rugged nature of the site but also ultimately serves to enhance the gorgeous views.
The interior features a mid-century modern style with plywood accent wallsA little bit of orange was also incorporated into the interior design in small dosesThe kitchen featured white cabinetry and matching countertops, with a beautiful retro fridge in the corner
The windows in the kitchen are placed up high above the backsplash and the wall-mounted shelvesA bookshelf serves as a space divider between the living room and the rest of the floor planThe two bedrooms have sliding glass doors which give them access to the deck and expose them to the wonderful viewsThe bathrooms are designed in the same warm, mid-century modern style as the rest of the houseOne of the bedrooms features a bunk bed system which allow it to accommodate extra guestsThe large deck is sheltered beneath the overhanging roof and takes full advantage of the beautiful sceneryThe bright orange exterior gives the house lots of character and allow it to stand out moreThe entrance is positioned on one side in order to avoid interrupting the panoramic view