Converting shipping containers into your shipping container homes could be a perfect solution. Shipping containers can be constructed quickly, are Eco friendly, relatively cheap and look amazing. Constructing a shipping container home is so appealing!
Since shipping containers are already structured, extremely durable, and have flooring, you as a home builder get to save cash on things like flooring, walls and roofing. At the very minimum you could add proper insulation and your new home would be ready to go.
Shipping containers can easily be remodeled, cut, or have items added to them to make them better for the environment, and take advantage of the weather around them. So, you can use other recyclable materials and construct your home in a way that allows natural sunlight to fuel your home.
For example, many shipping container homes made in areas with plenty of sunlight, like Costa Rica or California, have solar panels installed on their roofs to make use of solar power.
3. Speed of Construction
A traditional home usually takes a minimum of four months to build, while a shipping container home can be built in under one month! To ensure you are building your shipping container home as quickly as possible, have all of your permits and licenses from your local zoning department ready (these could take weeks to get).
4. Off-grid living
If you are looking to live off the grid, then shipping container homes can support this. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it means to live without being connected to electricity.
Living off the grid will save a considerable amount of money due to your lower energy costs. You will also reduce your carbon footprint and be more self-reliant!
The boxy style and the material used in shipping containers allow for flexibility when constructing your perfect building.
The steel they are built with is strong and sturdy. It gives you the option to stack containers on top of each other. In addition to stacking them vertically, you can lay them down side by side and build out horizontally too. The internal container walls are easy to remove, making it simple to build a door or arch to connect multiple containers together.
The other great thing about the flexibility of shipping containers is that you can decorate them in any which way you like. Quite a few shipping container homes are given a cabin feeling by cladding the outside of the containers with wood.
6. Extremel durable
Shipping containers are made specifically to be durable and extremely tough so the high winds, swirling water, and rough weather do not damage the items inside the containers.
They are more than tough enough to sit on land and be your shelter. This gives you peace of mind knowing that the building will endure and keep you safe in extreme weather conditions.
7. They Look Cool
And finally, in addition to being economical, Eco-friendly, and easy to build, shipping container homes look amazing!
Nobody can argue that container homes aren’t aesthetically stunning! Blending the rawness of the steel containers with twenty-first century style has resulted in some of the most iconic houses of our times.