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.
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.