By . Containers Home. Published at Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 - 17:13:06 PM.
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.
Over the next few paragraphs I’m going to outline some of the benefits of living in used shipping containers.
Shipping container houses can be extremely affordable. Transportation is never an issue with all of the flat bed tilt trucks and cranes available. Plus they are able to stack high vertically and survive the most horrendous weather conditions that may come our way. It does seem as if our worldwide weather is getting worse every coming year.
Build a strong foundation. Every building or house needs a strong foundation. If the foundation is not well-built, then everything will fall apart. In particular, shipping container homes need solid and cemented foundation. This is to prevent moisture from building up. Since the containers are made of metal, they will be prone to rusting once their protective coatings come off. As much as possible, you want to prevent this from happening so you need a foundation that will not encourage moisture build-up.
Over one hundred MILLION container cargos cross one another the oceans every year. The probability is close to 99.9 percent that any goods you own today were brought to the USA via container. However, these ISBU units are known to create problems as well. After they are used once or twice, the majority of them sit in huge yards by the coastal areas and begin to rot like aged apples. No one wants them. The price of returning these containers is estimated at $900 per unit for a return voyage to its starting point.
Once you buy the containers you need to make suitable arrangements to transport them. Try and buy locally so you don’t have to ship the containers long distance which adds to the cost. You will need the service of a crane to place the containers in place at the vacant lot where you plan to have your home. Get the crane to place the containers in the exact position needed as shifting containers is almost impossible to do without the help of these heavy moving equipment.