By . Containers Home. Published at Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 - 15:57:54 PM.
Every week old shipping containers are auctioned or sold at various locations. These containers are no longer of any use as shipping containers because of different reasons but are good enough for conversion to homes and storage units.
But why shipping containers really make sense for building construction, is that they are an inherently standard, portable perfect module. So what’s so great about that? Lets start by taking a step back and looking at modular construction. Modern modular construction was born after World War II when factories sought to retool assembly lines to manufacture peace time products instead of armaments. The biggest single expense in conventional (site built) building construction was (and still is) labor. The precarious nature of building sites and uncertainty of weather and time delays, compound this expense. Add to the mix poor quality control. Modern modular construction sought to alleviate these issues by bringing the majority of a home’s construction into a controlled, factory environment. The dissection and reduction of homes and buildings into component modules transportable to sites via highway, waterway, air, or rail began.
There are few shipping container companies that specialize just in security reasons alone. In Costa Rica, there seems to be a growing trend in security for homes because of petty theft. I have been there and have seen many homes with steel or iron cages over the windows. One thing really nice about container homes is that usually the container is made of corrugated steel and are real safe.
Shipping Container Homes Paybacks
This is the Ecopod. A smaller but energy-eco-efficient way for a homeowner to get away from the crazy things in the world. This shipping container home is easily transported and secure plus safe enough to leave in remote areas for longer periods of time. Every single Ecopod derives its power by an 80-watt solar panel, the flooring is made with rubber used from recycled tires and insulated with a soy-based product for the cold.
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