By . Containers Home. Published at Monday, January 20th, 2020 - 21:33:58 PM.
The newest craze in eco-friendly building is shipping container homes. These unique houses use new or used cargo containers as their primary construction material. And since these shipping containers are cheap and plentiful, you can build your very own shipping container house for a surprisingly low cost.
Once you buy the containers you need to make suitable arrangements to transport them. Try and buy locally so you don’t have to ship the containers long distance which adds to the cost. You will need the service of a crane to place the containers in place at the vacant lot where you plan to have your home. Get the crane to place the containers in the exact position needed as shifting containers is almost impossible to do without the help of these heavy moving equipment.
Next, think about the total costs associated with building a cargo container home. Shipping containers by themselves are relatively cheap, but it takes a lot of time and labor to transform it into a cozy home. You will also need to ship the container to your building site, which might be more expensive than you think. Foundation work also needs to be done, which tacks on extra cost. Before you purchase a shipping container for your new home, consult with a knowledgeable building contractor who can accurately calculate your total cost. An even better option is to work with a company that specializes in cargo container architecture. They will have an expert opinion on everything you will need to do, and they might even be able to sell you a container for your home and make all of the modifications you need ahead of time. By dealing with one company, you can be sure of what all of your costs will be, since you will not need to reconcile quotes from different vendors and contractors.
Though there are many environmental advantages associated with such homes, these are not perfect ones. One major downside is that these homes are considered to be temporary shelters by many people. As the containers are not too spacious, it will result in less free space for the occupants. The notable aspect is that these container homes need expensive steel reinforcements when they are stacked together.
The cost of a 40-feet cargo container is about US$1200. As you can imagine, building a house made from shipping containers is very affordable. In general, the cost to build container house is half that of the cost of building a conventional house. Container homes are low cost, very strong, have a fast construction time, easy to modify, and shipping containers are widely available.
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 $20000. 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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