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The Benefits of Building your House with Shipping Containers

Abandoned shipping containers were once used to construct cabins when living off the grid.  These days shipping containers are used to construct houses because it is cheaper, durable and reduces our carbon footprint on the planet. In this blog I am attempting to discuss the various benefits of constructing your home with shipping containers


The biggest advantage of building your house with a shipping container is that it is environment friendly. If you are conscious about your carbon footprint on the planet then consider using shipping containers to build your home. A shipping container is made from three thousand five kilograms of steel and every year hundreds of thousands of shipping containers are abandoned.
So by choosing a shipping container to build your house you are reusing 3500 kilos of steel that would otherwise accumulate in a shipyard. With one shipping container you could construct a four hundred square feet of your house. Hence with three containers you could have a well built, durable house.  


Shipping containers are durable and can last a lifetime. However, during construction you should be careful not to cut out too much of the steel to create doors and windows as it may weaken to structure of the container.


Steel containers are portable and can easily be moved to any location. It can be fabricated off site and transported to the construction location and put together. Or it can be transported and then fabricated on site. The container being portable is a huge advantage as it eases up the construction process to a great extent.

Easy to Construct:

All you need is a shipping container and it can be cut and shaped into any design that you like. In other words, purchasing a shipping container is like buying a house that is already built and modifying it to your liking. The cost of a container house is less than twenty five percent of the cost of a conventional house.

Unique Style:

Shipping containers could be easily designed to form unique shapes and create a unique style. External cladding could also be done to improve aesthetics and to insulate the building. You could get in touch with companies that sell used shipping containers and professionals who design container houses to create your own unique style of home.  


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