By . Containers Home. Published at Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 01:59:07 AM.
One such alternative is the humble shipping container – yes that right the humble shipping crate.
Emergency shelter shipping container homes are all placed on foundations that will meet, and generally exceed, the levels of protection needed in the homes foundation. Additionally, the mostly steel construction will not be prone to cracking, or fracturing, as would a concrete structure. This leads to longer life and lower maintenance for your home.
However, the next time you see one of these shipping containers, it may not be at or near the airport. Try looking in some neighborhoods! Yes, shipping containers will be serving a better purpose for which it was never intended: Container Home Housing.
If used in a residential area, the county requires them to be re-framed on the exterior with stucco or sidings as they must look like regular houses in the neighborhood
So far the most popular places for building cargo container homes has been in parts of Asia and in the former Soviet Union. But recently shipping container houses have started showing up in the United States specifically in southern California.
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