Have you ever thought about adding a guest house or having a little airbnb on your property?
Do you need a little cabin or want to live off-grid?
Then a shipping container might be your answer. Let me explain.
Shipping containers make fabulous houses and here’s why.
Compared with traditional homes, you’re going to get a lot more for less when you compare the cost of building with a shipping container.
The materials don’t all have to be bought separately.
The sturdy frame is already there with the container. You can use all the money you saved to add some really luxuriously touches and furniture to your place.
2. Speed of construction
Since the walls are already built and built of very strong material, a shipping container house can be put together very quickly.
Shipping containers are also very easily modified.
The shape of the structure is already done so it goes up much faster than a traditional house, which can take up to 12 months.
A shipping container home can be built in far less time.
Let’s face it, shipping containers are made of tough stuff.
They are designed to hold all kinds of items and transport them safely at sea.
Needless to say, they hold up to the elements really well.
They can endure fire, water, earthquakes and some people even build tornado shelters out of them.
That tells you just have sturdy shipping containers are and why they make great building materials for homes.
You can build them with your own unique sense of style and creativity.
Make it your own design.
Add the perks you want because you can customize them.
If you are worried about all that metal, you can even use sheet rock and other materials inside to hide the metal.
They are very trendy right now and you can do all kinds of things with re-purposed materials.
Join the club!
Why live in a boring traditional home when you can have a fascinating home built from shipping containers.
Another great benefit of using shipping containers to build a home is that they can be stacked.
If you are thinking of expanding your family or just your house, you can add on to your shipping container home with more shipping containers.
When stacked together shipping containers can be made into some very clever dorms or bunkhouses.
You can conveniently house a lot of people in a small space.
You can stack them or you can lie them end to end to make a longer building.
You can put them side by side.
There are some that are even stacked perpendicularly shaped like a cross creating a really artistic look.
You can add stairs and a balcony and get a really great view from the top.
There are really so many ways to build a home with a shipping container.
They can be cut, remodeled or altered however you want the possibilities are endless.
Since shipping containers are originally made to be shipped, they are very portable.
That is one of the cool benefits that comes along with building a shipping container house.
They might not move exactly like a tiny house on wheels but with a truck and some planning you can move it to where you want.
You aren’t just limited to land travel with a shipping container.
There are even ways to build a shipping container home that would allow you to still ship it all over the world with a few adjustments.
That is real portability!
8. Live off-grid
Shipping container homes can be built and modified to be off-grid.
If you want to be self-sufficient, building a home from a shipping container or multiple shipping containers is a great choice.
Put in a composting toilet, use solar panels for electricity, collect rainwater and a few other modifications and you are set in your own little place.
When you build with re-purposed and recycled materials and going off-grid, you can significantly lessen your carbon footprint with a very eco-friendly shipping container home.
Gain the autonomy you want while helping the environment.
Shipping containers are sturdy, easily modified, portable, already built and can save you a lot of money.
They are trendy, sensible and eco-friendly.
They truly make a unique and usable dwelling place.
If you are considering building a home from shipping containers, give us a call and we can help set you up with the best containers for you project.