By . Containers Home. Published at Wednesday, April 08th, 2020 - 06:57:31 AM.
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Here are some steps in building a container home.
However, the next time you see one of these shipping containers, it may not be at or near the airport. Try looking in some neighborhoods! Yes, shipping containers will be serving a better purpose for which it was never intended: Container Home Housing.
Manufacturers of goods and the shipping companies that ship those goods see them as disposable items throwaways just like the soda cans so many consumers still don`t see value in. It`s actually rather expensive for countries to ship unused and empty containers back to their country of origin and quite often it`s cheaper to buy new containers when the need for them arise. Costs for cargo containers vary but on average you can get a used one for about $1500. The average container has about 350 square feet of space. Someone who wants a 3000 square foot home would have to pay approximately $80 per square foot to have a home built using traditional methods. In some parts of the U.S. it costs well over $100 per square foot. Container homes cost about four and a half dollars per square foot (the cost is just for the frame not including the construction and finishing work). But do the calculations and you`ll see the basic (frame only) cost for a 3000 square foot home built from recycled containers is about $13500. Even with the added cost of having to configure and finish the basic units to make them into a home it`s still quite a savings over traditional home building methods.
Due to rapidly escalating prices, land shortages and environmental concerns many are looking at alternatives to the traditional bricks and mortar residencies we’re all familiar with.
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