Building a House from Freight Containers!

Keep reading for lots of Info about homes made from Shipping and cargo containers.

Shipping Container are the Green building blocks for grown-ups! What Are The Reasons People Are Using ISBU Shipping Containers For Building? Shipping Containers are Recyclable – Green construction and modifications and Strong non-corrosion Corten steel. Steel is more resistant to like mold and fire, and weather.

Building with Shipping Containers have a low cost of construction. A Shipping container home can cost seventy-five percent less than those built with traditional materials. Freight container housing has a special history all its own. A unique number assigned to each container tracks the location, change in ownership, and which contents it held while in use.

The History of the Shipping Industry and the freight container is good place to start reading up on the unique History. First developed by Malcom McLean to transport cargo, freight containers withstand lots of abuse.

When freight containers outlast their usefulness, they create unsightly piles at ports worldwide. Shipping container housing benefits are endless.

Freight Container Housing is becoming more and more popular. Also known as Shipping Containers, they are made of steel. So you know they’re sturdy. They are built to stand the test of time on the open seas, and the abuse of loading and unloading. They do get damaged during use, but some not so bad they aren’t useful for other things. They get replaced regularly by freight handlers and shippers, so there is an abundance of these in good condition that still have life left in them. Part of the “Green Movement” toward using less of our natural resources, Shipping Containers are now being recycled into homes and even businesses. They are stackable, and with a little imagination can be fit together in such a way as to create not only a functional dwelling, but also architectural works of art. Easy to work with and quick to set up, they are inexpensive compared to conventional building techniques, and with only a torch can have adjoining containers open to each other, creating multiple rooms. They can be insulated, and surface finished indoors to fit most any profile, much as a conventional building, and painted or covered with a variety of materials outside.

Freight Container housing, has become so popular in recent years that there are now construction companies that are specializing in container construction, and can have a building, whether a home or business, completed and habitable in short order. Containers are roomy, and although they do come in a number of different sizes and lengths, typically they are all the same width, but the length varies. The majority of containers are in the neighborhood of about ten to twelve feet wide, and forty feet long. By arranging them creatively, when assembled it is difficult to tell that they were actually containers used for shipping at one time.
If you are looking for an innovative, fairly inexpensive way to construct a new home or business you should look into containers. Inspect any you, are going to by to ascertain the condition. Unless you are buying new there are likely to be some cosmetic flaws. Just remember even bad spots can be cut away to assemble with another that can eliminate any problem areas.

Unless you are a well rounntainerded DIY’er, It’s probably a good idea to contact a professional, experienced with container housing. It can be done by yourself, but remember there are concerns with electric and plumbing that must be considered, and again someone familiar with container building techniques will most likely required to meet building codes. If you decide to go with Freight Container construction you will be helping the environment by recycling instead of using untapped natural resources. That’s always a good thing.