By IdetteHalton. Containers Home. Published at Monday, October 07th, 2019 - 05:28:34 AM.
Consider the fact that shipping containers are built to withstand the most unforgiving weather conditions, travelling hundreds of thousands of miles aboard open-top trans-oceanic shipping-container ships… Built to have a minimum working life of 20 years before being decommissioned. After that, these containers, placed in a fixed position and maintained, have an almost infinite lifespan.
Building permits for a shipping container home may vary by state and county
They can withstand 100mph winds unanchored and 145 winds anchored.
And most importantly you will need to consult with local authorities to make sure your new container home meets all local building codes. Some communities simply won`t allow homes constructed out of shipping containers. If this is the case you may be out of luck but it`s much better to find out before you invest money or begin construction. Check all applicable state and local building codes before you buy materials or hire contractors. Pay special attention to building codes related to building homes using steel since this is the most likely restriction you will find on shipping container homes. Also when you consult your local building office make sure that you have a specific house plan in mind before you ask for approval. If you just say that you want to build a cargo container home you might get a quick rejection. However if you prove that you have a specific well thought out plan for a home you are more likely to convince local authorities that your proposed project is up to code.
Durable and Weather-proof
But now many people looking to buy a new home are buying them for the same price as their parents or grandparents did in the 1950’s at around $20,000. The difference is they’re buying homes not make of wood or traditional materials. They’re buying shipping container homes. That’s right-homes made from used steel containers that once carried merchandise on large ships. And they’re not what you would first imagine. These are nice, desirable homes.
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