By . Containers Home. Published at Thursday, November 14th, 2019 - 12:16:24 PM.
As there are numerous shipping containers up for sale, it is possible to recycle them and use them for various purposes. One best way to give life to these is by building container homes. These homes offer several benefits such as,
A shipping container house is simple way to get a new home. It’s fast and surprisingly uncomplicated way to build a home. When you buy a shipping container it is already equipped with walls, floor and roof. Most containers also have doors. You need to fashion out some windows and do up the interiors, get the electrical and plumbing work done and you have a ready to occupy home.
These are stacked vertically on four different floors. These highly talented Belgian architects Pieter Peelings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) have designed a compact home for living. Every one of the 4 rooms serves a specific function and purpose. Starting from the bottom up there is a spiral staircase which links a work floor then a kitchen/dining room floor the living room floor and on the highest floor a bedroom and bathroom.
Cons: Need for an effective insulation and maybe extra roof to stay cool, as they are made of steel and this steel is an extreme heat conductor
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 65000 lbs of stacked weight. It has been estimated that 86% of the materials used to build a shipping container home have been recycled. Hurricane winds may be a thing of the past if one was to live in a cargo box as a home. The foundations of these structures are strong enough to hold many stacks of the same weight and size on top of one another making this an incredible self-sustaining masterpiece. Also the main foundation design is not as expensive and uses a fraction of material which is much quicker to assemble. If you are concerned about the transportation infrastructure of these containers no need to worry because it already exists so the container homes can be easily moved by train ship or truck thus reducing major transport time.
A quick word to those who wish to provide labor and reduce cost on their own home; talk it over with your contractor and see if they can work with you, and incorporate your skills into the project, and reduce the cost. When the cost is reduced, the homeowner saves money to invest elsewhere.
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