A Mid-Century Modern Shipping Container Home With A Bright Orange Exterior

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 guestsView in gallery
This shipping container house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in total and can accommodate 6 guests
The house sits on a raised platform, with a staircase leading up to the side entranceView in gallery
The 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 wallsView in gallery
The interior features a mid-century modern style with plywood accent walls
A little bit of orange was also incorporated into the interior design in small dosesView in gallery
A little bit of orange was also incorporated into the interior design in small doses
The kitchen featured white cabinetry and matching countertops, with a beautiful retro fridge in the cornerView in gallery
The 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 shelvesView in gallery
The windows in the kitchen are placed up high above the backsplash and the wall-mounted shelves
A bookshelf serves as a space divider between the living room and the rest of the floor planView in gallery
A bookshelf serves as a space divider between the living room and the rest of the floor plan
The two bedrooms have sliding glass doors which give them access to the deck and expose them to the wonderful viewsView in gallery
The two bedrooms have sliding glass doors which give them access to the deck and expose them to the wonderful views
The bathrooms are designed in the same warm, mid-century modern style as the rest of the houseView in gallery
The bathrooms are designed in the same warm, mid-century modern style as the rest of the house
One of the bedrooms features a bunk bed system which allow it to accommodate extra guestsView in gallery
One of the bedrooms features a bunk bed system which allow it to accommodate extra guests
The large deck is sheltered beneath the overhanging roof and takes full advantage of the beautiful sceneryView in gallery
The large deck is sheltered beneath the overhanging roof and takes full advantage of the beautiful scenery
The bright orange exterior gives the house lots of character and allow it to stand out moreView in gallery
The bright orange exterior gives the house lots of character and allow it to stand out more
The entrance is positioned on one side in order to avoid interrupting the panoramic viewView in gallery
The entrance is positioned on one side in order to avoid interrupting the panoramic view