Monday, June 20, 2011

Life In The Shipping Lane

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A rural couple in Maine live in two shipping containers they bought for $1500.

Trevor Seip is from Pennsylvania and Jennifer Sansosti is from New York City. They live on a 63 acre rural property in Maine in two modified shipping containers.

With 160 total square feet of living space, only 80 of which are plumbed and have electricity, the pair have a bed and table that fold up against a wall, a propane heater, a composting toilet, a sink and a camp stove. The other container sports a folding futon and serves as a closet.

They haven't invested in any landscaping.

The couple say they hope to build a conventional house.

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