People find a lot of benefits to living in a house built out from a used shipping container. A lot of people are starting to agree that this is a good thing. If you are already lucky enough to have built your own and are already living in one, you will know the benefits first hand and have been experiencing them for yourself.
Shipping Containers Homes are quite cheaper than a traditional building method of wood-framed homes, brick and mortar houses. Instead used containers are flexible in design, durable, modular, eco-friendly, and just an all-round winner when it comes to building your own home.
Here are some of its benefits to name a few: Economical. Eco-Friendly. Durability and Weather Proof,
1- Container houses are Economical to build.
This is because the price of containers is way cheaper than buying a house. Even though that recently its pricey went high due to numerous closures of factory in China during 2009 and early 2010, there is still a possibility to pick up a good bargain. When global recession starts to ebb and the global trade routes start to get busy again, shipping container production will increase again. Currently, it is possible to pick up a used container for around $2,000 USD. That is a base price for a 305sq feet of floor space. It is not bad if you will compare it to prices of traditional forms of construction. Used container homes are much more economical to use as a home than other conventional building methods.
2- Eco-Friendly or Green Living.
A shipping container living being green will depend on how green you would like it to be. They can be as green as you want them to be. Thinking of your home as an ECO-POD and be able to produce your own energy power source by using solar panels on the roof of the container, then that is truly going down the green route.
For water source, using hydro if you are close to a river or fast-flowing stream so you can have your very own water supply. You can apply a ‘Green/Living Roof’ too at the top of your container-house which will help in the insulation to reduce your heating costs during the winter season and the cooling costs during the summer time.
3- Durability and Weather-proof benefits.
Shipping containers are built to last since it will be travelling hundreds of thousands of miles to carry freights from one place to another. It is also understood that shipping containers are built to withstand the most unforgiving weather conditions. These containers are built to have a minimum working life span of 20 years before each container be decommissioned. These containers are kept and placed in a fixed position and maintained there. This will have an almost infinite lifespan.