Container space living is creative living because it dares to live outside the norm, and its proponents believe that a life filled with beauty doesn't have to be a life filled with things. "Buy less, choose well." That's the philosophy of Alternative Living Spaces and Container Guys International. These two companies joined to create a team that understands what it's like to dream big in a small space.
Together they transformed this shipping container into a home filled with light and luxury, as well as plenty of function. That's the creative way. It's called the City Container Home from Alternative Living Spaces. The design team customized the floor plan, the interior design and the furniture. Have a seat on the front porch and take a look around.
The container has a Cortex steel outer shell that's sturdy and protective. Note the clean lines of the front door with mission-style details. The rustic wood planter and window box filled with flowers provide a contrast with the sleek, modern exterior of the container.
Once you step inside, your eye will be drawn to the details of the craftsmanship in the space. The walls are made of white shiplap, which gives this space a timeless feeling. The custom sofa opens into a bed and tucks away tidily in the morning. It's the perfect spot to relax and watch TV or read a book.
The storage shelves and the beadboard wall with hooks offer plenty of storage options.
The bench, also made of beadboard, provides additional seating and opens to reveal more storage. Function is disguised by luxury.
The dark finish on the wide-plank wood floors blends nicely with the rich blue tone of the custom cabinets in the kitchen. The drink cart is designed from rustic wood. It could serve many purposes, such as a mobile kitchen island or a small dining surface.
The stainless steel appliances are a modern convenience in a comfortable space. The two-burner stove top is another nice feature. Don't miss a chance to admire the beadboard ceiling.
Here's a closer look at the kitchen counter. It's easy to see how the butcher block counter top mirrors the same style as the drink cart. Wine glasses are within reach underneath the microwave. The light flooding in from the window highlights the urban elegance of the industrial faucet.
There's so much originality in the bathroom. The beautiful dark wood floors and white shiplap walls are complemented by the repurposed feel of the bathroom cabinet and mirror.
There's a creative blend of wood and metal everywhere you look. The faucet resembles on old farm water pump, and the light fixture is another beautiful industrial feature. It's hard to match the originality of the corrugated steel shower, until you look up and admire the ceiling. It has the timeless look of an old-fashioned stamped tin ceiling, bringing together the harmony of old and new, classic and modern, that this container home represents.