By . Containers Home. Published at Friday, January 17th, 2020 - 09:20:06 AM.
Also don`t forget to meticulously examine the shipping container you will be purchasing especially if you will be purchasing quite a lot. It is wise to check the history of second-hand shipping containers like what were their usages before and how old they were. Most of allow check if the containers you are eyeing to purchase have vermin proofing and weatherproofing certifications as well as pinholes and other possible damages.
Costs for cargo containers vary but on average you can get a used one for about $1,500. The average container has about 350 square feet of space. Someone who wants a 3,000 square foot home would have to pay approximately $80 per square foot to have a home built using traditional methods. In some parts of the U.S. it costs well over $100 per square foot.
Shipping container houses can be extremely affordable. Transportation is never an issue with all of the flat bed tilt trucks and cranes available. Plus they are able to stack high vertically and survive the most horrendous weather conditions that may come our way. It does seem as if our worldwide weather is getting worse every coming year.
Cons: Need for an effective insulation and maybe extra roof to stay cool, as they are made of steel and this steel is an extreme heat conductor
When constructing homes and offices out of used shipping containers, there has been huge forward progress in the last 10 years. While the years pass us by, more of us are hearing the latest news on shipping container home kits that we can actually build and construct ourselves.
Ample open space to create any design, for example side by side or even on top of each other
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