By . Containers Home. Published at Wednesday, January 01st, 2020 - 14:23:39 PM.
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.
Before starting to renovate or make a home out of those shipping containers one needs to determine the containers suitable in constructing one. There are a lot of ways to know which one is suit to build a living space. First knowing the floor plan of your house will help. If you know that you would go for a contemporary design or choose a cabin-type rustic house then it will be easier for you to know which container to buy. The size on the other hand will be determined by how many people will occupy it and the containers needed will be dependent on how big you wish for the overall structure to be.
Here is a potential market for individual units; baby boomers. As of the writing of this article the first wave of baby boomers are turning 65 and becoming senior citizens. They will be looking for retirement home possibilities on an extremely limited budget. It is no secret that most baby boomers have little to no savings and that’s information prior to the recent economic downturn; imagine the possibilities. Visualize a senior community with homes made from prefab shipping containers. Remember that most baby boomers lead the march on ecology, environmentalism and sustainable living. Research shows that people who value those ideals support the manufacture of these homes. Consider up selling this type of development in your area and research the opportunity to pre-sell the homes.
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!
Pros: Contribute by putting to good use all the unused containers scattered around global shores
Shipping container houses should be very secure for one big reason. In case there is a high home robbery rate in your area. Now don’t be scared, it’s when you leave the home that it gets robbed. Every Country around the world has issues and in many countries there is crime. So it’s always a good idea to build a home that will keep out any uninvited guests.
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