Shipping Container Housing Guide
Shipping container homes have become extremely popular over the last several years.
The whole concept of using shipping containers to build homes came about because of all the shipping containers that were being left at just about every major port in the world.
Because of this the total of shipping containers just sitting around at ports has dropped by nearly half.
Benefits of Shipping Container Homes
I know what you’re thinking. Why would anyone want to live in a home made of shipping containers? Well truth be told, there are actually a lot of benefits to living in a shipping container home.
- The first one being it is much cheaper than a conventional home. Think of all the different materials you have to buy to build a conventional home.
- Shipping containers are very flexible as far as design goes. You can make them look anyway you want without breaking the bank.
- They are also very durable and eco friendly.
Cost of a Shipping Container
With all the interest in shipping containers the prices started to rise. However, you can still get one for around $1500. One container will give you about 305 square feet of space. Not bad when you consider the price of other forms of construction.
The great thing about shipping containers is that they are built to last. They have to be able to withstand just about any weather condition. They stay in commission at least 20 years before the industry deems them inadequate. After that they are stacked up and maintained. Truth is they have an almost infinite lifespan.
These are just are few reasons so many people are turning to shipping containers to build their dream homes. As more and more people start to find out about them and how inexpensive they are, I wouldn’t be surprised to see one in just about every neighborhood.