Shipping containers offers a huge structural strength for a fraction of the cost of traditional house constructions. Because all the strength is contained in the structural elements, as a result the foundation design is simpler and less expensive, most likely all you need are concrete post under the container corners.
Containers, they are an extremely flexible way in constructing a home, workshop, retail space or student housing, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available for a low cost.
We have giant stacks of unwanted shipping containers
in North America and other Western countries. Why? Because
there’s a huge trade imbalance, and most manufacturing
is now done in Asia.
Full containers are heading all over the world, but there’s nothing to put in them for the return trip. And the cost of shipping them back is higher than just making a new container. So they just leave them here.
Shipping containers are readily available for sale, pricing depends where you look for these metal boxes but I’ve seen them for as low as $900 for a 20 footer, make sure you calculate the transportation into the purchase of containers.
All original plans can be modified to suit your property, lifestyle and requirements or..
With a footprint of only 640 Sq Ft, utilizing 8 20 foot shipping containers.
These 7- 8’x20’ containers can be placed on footing blocks under each container corner or a full basement.
Option of 2 homes on 1 lot (semi detached)
Full containers are heading all over the world, but there’s nothing to put in them for the return trip.
Just an overview what the possibilities are.
With time and effort your container home or cottage will be a home to be proud of.
They are ideal for living space, office and workspace, student or artist housing.
Prevent rust with high
perlite, vermiculite, lava rock or glass micro spheres
Much easier is calling a container transporter, load your whole house on the trailer and a drop-off at your new foundation.