By . Containers Home. Published at Monday, March 16th, 2020 - 07:27:41 AM.
It’s amazing to think that the shipping container that brought your TV from overseas can now be the home that you live in.
Develop a solid establishment. If the base is not well-assembled, everything may go into disrepair. Container homes specifically need a firm and solidified establishment to expect dampness develop. As the containers are made of metal, these containers are inclined to consumption or rust once their defensive layers fall off. You don’t need this to happen, so it is essential to have a strong establishment. Prefab container homes ought to be all around covered to evade outside surface presentation to dampness and downpour.
There are few shipping container companies that specialize just in security reasons alone. In Costa Rica, there seems to be a growing trend in security for homes because of petty theft. I have been there and have seen many homes with steel or iron cages over the windows. One thing really nice about container homes is that usually the container is made of corrugated steel and are real safe.
Container homes cost about four and a half dollars per square foot (the cost is just for the frame, not including the construction and finishing work). But do the calculations and you’ll see the basic (frame only) cost for a 3,000 square foot home built from recycled containers is about $13,500. Even with the added cost of having to configure and finish the basic units to make them into a home it’s still quite a savings over traditional home building methods.
Here is a potential market for individual units; baby boomers. As of the writing of this article the first wave of baby boomers are turning 65 and becoming senior citizens. They will be looking for retirement home possibilities on an extremely limited budget. It is no secret that most baby boomers have little to no savings and that’s information prior to the recent economic downturn; imagine the possibilities. Visualize a senior community with homes made from prefab shipping containers. Remember that most baby boomers lead the march on ecology, environmentalism and sustainable living. Research shows that people who value those ideals support the manufacture of these homes. Consider up selling this type of development in your area and research the opportunity to pre-sell the homes.
And don’t be fooled into expecting that you’ll be left with shabby interiors – oh no! Shipping container homes can be fully kitted out with beautiful interiors featuring modern designs resulting in a truly beautiful finish. And of course the basics of standard Plumbing and electrics are also fitted.
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