Jun 22, 2011 at 11:14am IST

Couple makes shipping containers home

Ellsworth: A rural Maine couple calls home a pair of former shipping containers bought online for $1,500.

Trevor Seip and Jennifer Sansosti have spent a year modifying the containers on their 63-acre property in Ellsworth, where they hope to eventually build a conventional home.

Each container measures 20 feet long, 8 feet high and 8 feet wide. One is insulated, plumbed and wired. It boasts a bed and table that fold against the wall, a sink, a camp stove, a propane heater, a shower and a composting toilet. The other has a closet and a folding futon.

Couple makes shipping containers home

Rural Maine couple calls home a pair of former shipping containers bought online for $1,500.

Sansosti tells the Bangor Daily News in Monday's editions every inch of the 160 square feet of floor space was used.

Seip lived in Stroudsburg, Pa. Sansosti is from New York City. They say Maine is more tolerant of their unconventional housing choice.

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