With the US median home sale price at about $350,000, wouldn’t it be nice to find other, less expensive types of homes? Well there are options available.
Like for instance, a shipping container house or a tiny home. As the name implies, a shipping container house is usually a tiny home made from shipping containers.
So, are shipping container homes the wave of the future? Let’s take a look!
How Do You Build Shipping Container Houses?
Good question, since the shipping container is already pre-built. First you start with a bare shipping container and let your imagination go wild.
However, like any home, the more extravagant the upgrades, the more expensive the home. It’s possible, however, to build a shipping container home for a very affordable price.
Customize Your Shipping Container Home
Like any home, you can get shipping container house plans made and then customize them. The two most common sizes for shipping containers are 20 x 8 x 8 and 40 x 8 x 8. That’s 160 square feet and 320 square feet respectively.
You can get by with one 40-foot container if you’re looking for a tiny home. However, many people build shipping container homes with more than one container. Since, they can be easily stacked, put side-by-side, or both.
The containers are windproof, watertight, and resist corrosion. However, you will need insulation added to them for livability. They also will need good ventilation because they’re so airtight.
Are you building the container home yourself? Do your research so you end up with the right type of insulation for the climate you are in. This is especially important if you’re in a cold climate where you could experience condensation with the wrong type of insulation.
When customizing your shipping container for a home, you’ll also want to add windows, shelving units, drywall, and other interior finishes for your custom design.
Eco-Friendly and Easy Maintenance
Shipping container houses are not only affordable but also sustainable and eco-friendly. Homes are made from used shipping containers that would otherwise go to a landfill or become part of the growing problem of marine debris.
Making homes from used shipping containers is a great way to recycle. Even if you opt for new shipping containers, your cotnainer house will last far longer than a traditional home.
Shipping container homes are easier to maintain than regular homes. Are you putting your shipping container home near the ocean? De-rust and paint the outside of the containers every couple of years. Ocean air is problematic for all types of homes but de-rusting and painting a container is much easier than re-painting a regular home.
Affordable and Customizable Shipping Container Houses
Shipping container houses are an affordable, customizable option to traditional wood-framed homes. They’re also eco-conscious and low-maintenance making them the way of the future.
Are you looking for a custom option that won’t break the bank? Are you ready for a home that stands out from the crowd in Houston or Dallas, Texas?
Equipment Management Services offers new and used shipping containers. They can also customize the shipping containers to your specifications. Contact them today for more information and help with your custom shipping container homes!