By . Containers Home. Published at Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 - 01:25:24 AM.
The overall structural strength of a shipping container allows the builder to develop multi-story dwellings, offering a larger living space without expanding its footprint. The heavy corrugated steel framing allows the unit to withstand 65,000 lbs of stacked weight.
Also don’t forget to meticulously examine the shipping container you will be purchasing especially if you will be purchasing quite a lot. It is wise to check the history of second-hand shipping containers like what were their usages before and how old they were. Most of allow check if the containers you are eyeing to purchase have vermin proofing and weatherproofing certifications as well as pinholes and other possible damages.
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.
So far the most popular places for building cargo container homes has been in parts of Asia and in the former Soviet Union. But recently shipping container houses have started showing up in the United States specifically in southern California.
You might be surprised to learn that there are an increasing number of people looking to utilize these as raw materials for home builds.
Shipping containers are designed to be durable and long lasting. And, during their lifespan, these containers travel several thousands of miles across the world. When the shipping container owner maintains them well, it is possible to make them last for even a decade. But as we live in a disposable society, people trend to replace old things when they buy new ones. This applies to the shipping containers as well.
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