Noah. Shipping Containers Homes. May 05th , 2018.
A lot of people are looking into using recycled cargo containers as a material source for building homes. They certainly are a green alternative to other materials and using them does a lot of good for the recycling community. We don`t notice it very much but there are quite a lot of unused empty cargo containers sitting at ports all around the world doing nothing but taking up space. Or worse yet being sent off to landfill.
Remember when you were younger and loved to build pretend homes and forts? As an adult the Container architecture is growing because there hundreds of thousands of shipping containers in places all over the world. Usually in docking ports and stacks of shipping containers are piled up wasting away to literally nothing. Some very ingenious architects and builders are recycling these containers and designing homes and low income apartments out of them worldwide. Shipping container homes are very affordable transportable and stackable and able to survive the worst weather conditions mother nature has for us. They are structurally built to withstand almost anything and in abundant supply almost in every country today. Containerization is best defined as the use of steel boxes that can be filled with literally any product and loaded onto a truck or train. If you are concerned about these running out no need to worry because there are infinite containers to go around. Tens of thousands of these hit American shores each and every day of the year as well as almost every other country. Lets understand something here. The prices of homes today has sky rocketed to the heavens. As time goes on more and more people can not afford a typical living environment. Struggling with mortgages and taxes to pay off their house why not look into a shipping container as a home for yourself? When you were a kid most of us would make prefab homes out of blankets or cardboard. As we grow older those blanket homes are now shipping container homes.
When speaking of the girth the overall structural strength of a shipping container allows the engineer or builder to construct and develop multi-story dwellings in a greater amount therefore offering a larger living space without expanding its footprint. The heavy corrugated steel framing allows the unit to withstand 65000 lbs of stacked weight. It has been estimated that 86% of the materials used to build a shipping container home have been recycled. Hurricane winds may be a thing of the past if one was to live in a cargo box as a home. The foundations of these structures are strong enough to hold many stacks of the same weight and size on top of one another making this an incredible self-sustaining masterpiece. Also the main foundation design is not as expensive and uses a fraction of material which is much quicker to assemble. If you are concerned about the transportation infrastructure of these containers no need to worry because it already exists so the container homes can be easily moved by train ship or truck thus reducing major transport time.
There are many benefits to living in a home built from used shipping containers and more and more people are starting to realise this and take action. If you are already lucky enough to have built your own and/or already live in one you`ll know these benefits first hand and will have experienced them for yourself.