Container house is a housing structure made from recycled shipping containers like a storage container or cargo container. These modular steel boxes, which typically come in two sizes -- 20 feet by 8 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet -- can be assembled to create a permanent or mobile living space that varies in design, square feet, and cost. A container home can be one container by itself or multiple containers combined to create a more traditional housing structure by removing walls.
Why You Should Consider a Container Home
1. Strength and Durability
This one’s quite the no-brainer. As far as their original usage in shipping goes, container homes are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked. They are also designed to withstand harsh conditions.
2. Low Cost
Many used containers are available at an amount much lower than what a brick-and-mortar setup entails. Not only that, but you also save significantly on building larger, more expensive foundations. Even buying brand new containers is relatively inexpensive, considering that the outlay on labor is much less.
Combining containers into larger structures simplifies design, planning, and transport. This also allows for a home that can grow with you!
The average container home weighs about 3,500 kg. Not only do used containers offer convenient upcycling into homes, but they also reduce the need for bricks and cement.