Folding Container Design
Shipping containers have been used for everything from urban farms to off-the-grid getaways and all-in-one pools. Made from the thousands of surplus containers that sit on docks around the world, these homes can be an eco-friendly alternative to traditional building materials.
Shipping container die-hards also love their durability and, in some cases, their portability—although this can cost a lot of time and money. And while there are plenty of DIY plans out there, it can be hard to devote the time to transforming a utilitarian box of steel into a cozy abode.
- Easily Customizable
- Solar Panel Equipped
- PreInstalled HVAC System
- Fireplace can be installed
Shipping Container Housing GuideShipping container housing, also known as ISO container homes, are created out of any type of shipping container usually used for transporting goods across the globe.
Why Shipping Container Housing is a Super-Hot Trend
Whether you’re looking for an intimate beachfront getaway, a compact urban abode or a larger, sprawling home on the open range, you may be able to find the perfect fit with shipping container housing. Once considered undesirable housing units for those who simply couldn’t afford the traditional brick and mortar option, storage container houses have become the hot new trend for, well, just about anyone.
ISO Container Homes Explained
While shipping containers are constructed to be used again and again, many eventually fall into disuse and end up sitting around the ports in China, northern Europe and the United States.
It is reported that an estimated 17 to 20 million of these ISO containers are peppered across the globe at any given time, with as many as 1 million of them simply sitting around taking up space.
Modern shipping container home.
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Shipping Container Housing BenefitsRepurposes the thousands of unused containers scattered around global shores
Strong, durable and made from galvanized steel, shipping containers are typically stronger than wooden frames
Easy design plans stem from the modular design, with the ability to place containers side-by-side or up to 12 empty containers on top of each other
Reinforced and ready for action, people have assembled pre-built homes in as few as three days
Resistant to mold, fire and termites
Can be converted into homes wherever is most convenient, and then easily transported and assembled at final destination
Materials age well and require very little maintenance
When building a house with shipping containers homes can be modified later on to include new modules