Multi-Generation Container Home Built From Scratch

This home is built of shipping containers by its owner for this family, it's clad with wood and metal for a cool rustic look

This home is built of shipping containers by its owner for this family, it's clad with wood and metal for a cool rustic look

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, who collaborated with architect Joe Simmons from Bluesky Studio on the design.

The exterior of the house is a blend of modern, rustic and industrial elements. The wood-clad exterior walls give the house a very welcoming and cozy look. A set of clerestory windows bring in additional sunlight, helping to make the house feel airy and spacious. 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 wood. The transition between all the different spaces is quite seamless in spite of obvious barriers. The living room has a soaring 25 foot high ceiling. The open kitchen includes a large island with lots of built-in storage, a hex marble tile backsplash and sleek black cabinets. The bedrooms have separate open balconies and sliding doors, the furniture and floors are of dark-colored wood that contrasts the white walls. Get more of this cool home below!

The owner, a firefighter, consulted architects to build the house for several generations of his family

The owner, a firefighter, consulted architects to build the house for several generations of his family

The dining space is done with a wooden table, modern chairs and with bulbs over the dining set

The dining space is done with a wooden table, modern chairs and with bulbs over the dining set

The living room is done with a couple of mismatching sofas and some mismatching chairs, there's much light and it feels airy

The living room is done with a couple of mismatching sofas and some mismatching chairs, there's much light and it feels airy

The kitchen features black cabinets, a large kitchen island with a black stone top and a marble hex tile backsplash

The kitchen features black cabinets, a large kitchen island with a black stone top and a marble hex tile backsplash

The master bedroom features a platform bed, some chairs, large windows and an entrance to the balcony to enjoy fresh air

The master bedroom features a platform bed, some chairs, large windows and an entrance to the balcony to enjoy fresh air

The transition between the spaces is done with a transition of floor cover, from concrete to wood and so on, there are no visual borders

The transition between the spaces is done with a transition of floor cover, from concrete to wood and so on, there are no visual borders

There are inner balconies, too, which connect the spaces and make the use of double height ceilings

There are inner balconies, too, which connect the spaces and make the use of double height ceilings

The outside deck is a concrete one, which makes it super durable, and there are some vintage wooden chairs

The outside deck is a concrete one, which makes it super durable, and there are some vintage wooden chairs

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