7 Benefits Of Container Homes You Should Know

June 10, 2020

Containers are an integral part of the trading world as they are used to transport goods. In recent years, however, they have evolved to be much more than just a box. Using containers as building blocks for homes allows for a lot of flexibility and ease. Steel containers are perfect for use as houses because they are strong enough to bear extreme weather and long travel, yet light enough to be easily moved around. The following are some of the benefits of container homes you should know about.

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Cost-Effective

The things these containers protect are you, your family, your belongings, and the money in your bank account. The container homes are much more affordable and cost-effective as compared to building a new home from scratch. You just buy a number of containers depending on your needs and available space, design, and renovate the interior and -voila- you have your own house at half the price.

Environment Friendly

Old, traditional houses use wood, cement, mortar, and bricks which cannot be re-used and have negative impacts on the environment. We can care for the environment by following the sustainability mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle. Container homes are eco-friendly because they reduce the amount of traditional, non-renewable construction materials. 

 

Many flat pack container suppliers provide the option of buying new as well as used containers, which means containers that can no longer be used for transportation will not add to harmful trash but be reused as homes. And the best part is, you can always recycle your container home, like turning it into a garage or a vacation home. 

Sturdy

Steel and aluminum are two of the most used metals in the industry as they provide durability and sturdiness. The containers used in building container homes are mostly made out of steel which keeps them rust-free, prolonging their life. When inside a container home, you don’t even have to worry about earthquakes as the steel is sturdy enough to withstand minor quakes.

Customizable

The biggest perk of owning a container home is the ease of customization. You can ensure that your house represents your unique personality. Once you learn how to customize a container, you can do basically anything you want. You can install extra windows to your container or completely remove the steel walls and replace them with transparent plastic or glass walls for a chic and futuristic look. 

 

You can further increase the fancy look by adding colored LED strips. Turn it into a full-time home, a weekend getaway place, or a simple business office, the possibilities end with your imagination.

Easy To Install

Installing a container and making it your home might sound difficult but is much simpler than building a new house. While traditional houses can take months or even years to construct, container homes are much quicker. You can set up one container with just two workers in 3-4 days. This is not only easy but also saves you a lot of labor costs. 

Moveable

Don’t like the location of your shipping container? Want to change your landscape view? Is the construction project incomplete where the shipping container was being used? No need to worry. Move the shipping container to where ever you want, whenever you want and change your whole landscape view. 

 

This also allows you to use a single shipping container for various projects in case of a construction company. Done with one project? Move the shipping container to the next site without the need of setting up a new one again and again for every new project.

Versatile

Purpose-built houses are rigid houses that can be used for living the simple life, you work all day and go to the same simple, humble adobe of yours. The shipping container brings some versatility. The container is like a blank canvass, you can transform it into many things

 

These can be used as full-time homes by integrating 2-5 containers together, or you can turn a container into your office by installing a door and a window into a single container. People also run small restaurants in shipping containers, there are actual hotels completely made and designed using shipping containers. 

 

Conclusion

The world is forever changing and to keep up with it we also need to change. We need to change our ways of living and apparently, now we also need to change our place of living. It does sound and look a bit odd to live in a shipping container but it all depends on the way you design and build the container. 

 

A lot of people are moving towards this new trend because of its various benefits some of which we just stated for you, and in our opinion shipping container homes and offices are the next big thing considering their versatility, the ease of installations and cost-effectiveness. 

 

JJ Sterling
As the co-founder of Urban Splatter and an architecture graduate from Chicago, I thrive on crafting a digital nexus where architectural innovation intersects with boundless digital opportunity. My academic roots in the Windy City's rich architectural tapestry inspire a unique vision for Urban Splatter's journey into the ever-evolving digital frontier of design. Join us as we navigate the exciting confluence of structure, style, and technology.

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