You should consider using shipping container house plans to create your perfect home, if you’re into saving money in materials, and saving in construction time.The advantages of using shipping containers as your construction building blocks include:
• They’re readily available anywhere in the world. Google “shipping containers for sale” and follow up with getting some price quotes. Make sure that you specify that the containers must be ISO standard. There are some sites trying to pass off imitations for the real thing.
• They are inexpensive. A used container (or ISBU—intermodal steel building unit) will cost between $1000 and $6000 each, depending on size, age, condition and distance from the building site. Each 40 foot container gives you 320 square feet, so add up to cheap space. They generally cut overall construction cost by 20-50%.
• Cuts construction time. It is not unusual for an ISBU home to go up in 24 hours and be completed within a month or two. Walls, doors, windows can all be precut in the manufacturer or retailer’s warehouse. The seller can generally put in the electrical, painting, insulation, and other built-ins before the unit is shipped to you.
• They cut the carbon footprint. It takes far less energy to reuse shipping containers in a building than to melt them down and reform then into steel beams. Add solar panels and even the ongoing energy use will be green.
Once upon a time, you had to buy passage on a freight ship headed out to sea in order to see a stack of containers piled high to the sky all around you. Nowadays more and more architects and builders are finding used free or for sale cargo containers at discount prices to construct all kinds of houses, homes and office structures. However, lest you think you need to go the route of hiring a professional, you should know that some do-it-yourself designers like Keith Dewey are making do with their own shipping container home plans.
Container Home Off-Grid Emergency Response Studio by Paul Villinski is a solar-powered, mobile artist’s studio, repurposed from a salvaged FEMA-style trailer. This Container Home Off-Grid is a large wall section cranks down to create a deck. Ten foot geodesic skylight provides natural light and headroom and a section of aluminum siding was replaced with clear sheathing. Emergency Response Studio reconstructed with denim insulation, zero-VOC paint…
Shipping container homes are the in thing these days. With the rise in housing costs more and more businesses are looking for new inventive ways of building new homes. They are saving money on housing costs and creating ingenious ideas for new ways of constructing homes. Ten years ago who would have thought a family would be living in a shipping container. They would have laughed and said you were crazy.Well times are changing, now they are creating new plans and designs for one, two three and four bedroom homes. Some designs can go three or four containers high. The bottom container acts as the underground workshop or garage. They come fully air conditioned, with all modern bathrooms and laundries depending on your particular design requests