By . Containers Home. Published at Tuesday, April 07th, 2020 - 21:09:15 PM.
When speaking of the girth, the overall structural strength of a shipping container allows the engineer or builder to construct and develop multi-story dwellings in a greater amount therefore offering a larger living space without expanding its footprint. The heavy corrugated steel framing allows the unit to withstand 65,000 lbs of stacked weight. It has been estimated that 86% of the materials used to build a shipping container home have been recycled.
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.
The Urban Space Container City system makes the most use of space utilizing the original design of shipping containers – the stacking process. These container units can be used for homes, apartments, office and work spaces and simply bolted together easily. The Container City designs are already being used all around the world by youth centers and for classrooms, art studios and retail spaces.
When constructing homes and offices out of used shipping containers, there has been huge forward progress in the last 10 years. While the years pass us by, more of us are hearing the latest news on shipping container home kits that we can actually build and construct ourselves.
Though container housing a new concept, the popularity and public interest in them is growing rapidly in many countries. The obvious economic benefits, with the green eco-friendly practices of recycling and sustainability, create a lot of opportunity for modern architects and builders to develop and improve the container home concept.
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