The 12 Container House is arguably one of the most impressive shipping container homes out there. Owned by Anne and Matthew Adriance, designed by Adam Kalkin, and constructed by Sheridan Corporation, one of Maine’s largest commercial builders, this shipping container house is as stunning inside as it is outside.
Built in 2003, this house combines 12 shipping containers inside a larger structure in northern Maine on a secluded, 10-acre plot. Using the containers partially for structure, the house supports a glazed glass structure that envelops the home. The shipping containers border the two side walls of the home and the ground floor is open to reveal the kitchen and the living area.
The containers are stacked on top of each other like Legos, and the two container sections are connected by a glass-walled, open-concept central room with a ceiling that soars to 25 feet. Two steel staircases lead up to the second level of containers where the bedrooms are located. The whole space covers close to 4000 square feet and features a double height garage door style opening that connects the entire home to the outdoors.
The 12 Container Home stretches the boundaries of modern design, and is truly a work of art.
Usually with modern designs that looks this great, you’re looking at a huge price tag. But by using readily available, inexpensive shipping containers to construct the home, Kalkin managed to keep the price of this stunning home at about $125 per square foot. Surry Gardens, another local company, created a soothing Japanese garden in the rocky soil, as well as a striking wall of Rosa rugosa (beach roses) near the driveway. In front of the house, they also planted an array of, you guessed it, orange lilies of multiple hues that bloom from spring to fall.
Aren’t the photos just breathtaking? The best part? You can rent a room here! On their website it states that the house is available for rent between June and October for $6,000-10,000 a week.