By . Containers Home. Published at Monday, March 30th, 2020 - 12:00:46 PM.
Building contractors have a wonderful opportunity available in this type of construction. Simply research the competition. Keep in mind that in order to really maximize the profits, research your local customer base and promote the new type of architecture in your area. The possibility of design and construction with these containers is endless. A home for a single individual to an entire complex can be constructed.
Shipping containers are very durable – they are typically constructed from weathering corregated corten steel. You’ll need to look at getting this properly insulated to ensure you stay cool during hot weather and don’t freeze to death during the winter!
So to conclude this point, used container homes are much more economical to build than more conventional building methods.
How do we help the environment when choosing a container home? Well, first of all, we save trees because building a house with shipping containers made of steel allows us to eliminate the use of many wood elements. Another point is energy saving during home construction, which is usually much quicker in comparison to traditional house building. On the other hand, when a shipping container is out of service, it is either stored indefinitely (wasting away and contaminating soil) or melted down resulting in high energy losses and atmosphere contamination. Building container homes, hotels, hospitals, and dormitories allows us to avoid those scenarios.
Shipping containers are readily available, cheap to purchase. Durable, modern in aesthetics, crisp, and straight. Their monocoque body makes them solid, yet easy to cut and reinforce allowing openings for space planning and penetrations. Their floor load capacity is extreme, far exceeding what is required for a home. They are stackable to 6 units ( higher if empty and cross braced). If you are here, you have read and learned much of their promise already.
Usually, eight feet in height, 8-9 feet wide and either 20 or 40 feet long in legnth, there may not be a whole lot of space and area in the containers but these architects and building designers do not exactly build within the box, so here are my favorite 5 incredible shipping container homes:
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