By . Containers Home. Published at Sunday, April 05th, 2020 - 22:44:13 PM.
But before you make the choice to construct your very own container home there are a few things you should consider. Just because container homes are becoming very popular with the green building set doesn`t necessarily mean that you should make the plunge yourself. You need to think about your personal needs your financial situation and local building codes before you make the investment of building your own container home.
Shipping containers offer a modular and durable set of building blocks of which to develop your home from. They can be bought either new or used at relatively low cost.
Quick solution for a ready-to-go home
Once in place set to work on fashioning out the windows, doing the electrical work, plumbing, laying the flooring and doing up the interiors and any other work needed. You might need insulation as the container on its own is made of high-grade metal which is good conductor of heat and electricity. There is one precaution that you need to take with regard to container homes and that is insulating it against electrical shocks and short-circuit accidents.
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.
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