A Multi-Generation Container Home Built From Scratch By Its Owner

Ever since shipping container homes became a thing architects, designers and even private home owners have made incredible progress in making this sort of projects more accessible, customizable and simpler overall. There’s this one shipping container house that stands out. It’s a home built by a Colorado firefighter for himself and his family. It’s meant to be multi-generation home so it had to be plenty spacious. The owner collaborated with architect Joe Simmons from Bluesky Studio on the design.

The exterior of the house is a blend of modern, rustic and industrial elementsView in gallery
The exterior of the house is a blend of modern, rustic and industrial elements
The house is located near Denver and is a charming family homeView in gallery
The house is located near Denver and is a charming family home
Sliding glass doors open up the ground floor and seamlessly connect it to the patio and the gardenView in gallery
Sliding glass doors open up the ground floor and seamlessly connect it to the patio and the garden
The cold and rugged nature of the metal container frames is balanced by lots of warm woodView in gallery
The cold and rugged nature of the metal container frames is balanced by lots of warm wood
The living room has a soaring 25 foot high ceiling View in gallery
The living room has a soaring 25 foot high ceiling
The open kitchen includes a large island with lots of built-in storageView in gallery
The open kitchen includes a large island with lots of built-in storage
The bedrooms have separate open balconies and sliding doorsView in gallery
The bedrooms have separate open balconies and sliding doors
The transition between all the different spaces is quite seamless in spite of obvious barriersView in gallery
The transition between all the different spaces is quite seamless in spite of obvious barriers
A set of clerestory windows bring in additional sunlight, helping to make the house feel airy and spaciousView in gallery
A set of clerestory windows bring in additional sunlight, helping to make the house feel airy and spacious
The wood-clad exterior walls give the house a very welcoming and cozy lookView in gallery
The wood-clad exterior walls give the house a very welcoming and cozy look
This is how all the different functions and spaces are distributed throughout the houseView in gallery
This is how all the different functions and spaces are distributed throughout the house