By . Containers Home. Published at Friday, March 27th, 2020 - 00:46:57 AM.
Comically speaking, unlike bamboo or another sustainable resource, containers do not GROW. They are stacked up to 10-12 high even blocking the sun to nearby neighborhoods making an impact on the lifestyle of some residents.
In the 20th century mankind made a great step forward in its technical and industrial evolution. Rapid quantitative and qualitative development of multiple industries has moved our lifestyle to an absolutely new level. But what is the price for that evolution? Unfortunately, today we face some of the price tags we failed to recognize in the past: devastated rainforests, ozone holes, global warming, and exhausted natural fuel resources.
There are many benefits to living in a home built from used shipping containers and more and more people are starting to realise this and take action. If you are already lucky enough to have built your own and/or already live in one you`ll know these benefits first hand and will have experienced them for yourself.
And most importantly, you will need to consult with local authorities to make sure your new container home meets all local building codes. Some communities simply won’t allow homes constructed out of shipping containers. If this is the case, you may be out of luck, but it’s much better to find out before you invest money or begin construction. Check all applicable state and local building codes before you buy materials or hire contractors. Pay special attention to building codes related to building homes using steel, since this is the most likely restriction you will find on shipping container homes. Also, when you consult your local building office, make sure that you have a specific house plan in mind before you ask for approval. If you just say that you want to build a cargo container home, you might get a quick rejection. However, if you prove that you have a specific, well thought out plan for a home, you are more likely to convince local authorities that your proposed project is up to code.
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