Emily. Shipping Containers Homes. April 25th , 2018.
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.
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.
One of the key benefits to this approach is the speed of the build - the benefits of a modular approach (joining shipping cans together) is that the build time is rapid - so rapid in fact its typically done in a fraction of the time that a standard home build would take.
In the early 1950`s in America families could buy a modest new home for around $20000 after you added in the property taxes furniture appliances and move-in costs. In today`s real estate market in the United States purchasing the same type of house in a typical middle class neighborhood might cost you around $200000 depending on the location and other factors.