Custom Homes Built Using Shipping Containers
Shipping Container Homes are environmentally friendly and can also be an affordable option that allows people to make homes they otherwise couldn’t afford to if they used conventional building materials.
Homes are springing up around the world featuring the latest trend in green building: Transforming a shipping container into a home. As a home building material, these containers actually have a lot to offer. Because they are abundant, recycling them as a living space is both environmentally friendly and inexpensive (they typically run between $1,000 and $2,000 per container). The steel bones are structurally stronger than a wood frame. They are mold proof, fire proof and termite proof. On top of that, the containers can be converted into residential uses off site, transported and then assembled on site, saving time and money on construction. Architects and designers have managed to do a lot with them, as seen in these seven shipping container homes.