Shipping Container Homes - Designs and Plans
Easy to Move if Your Neighbors Cause Problems
Shipping container homes have become popular these days. With the rise in housing costs more and more businesses look for new and inventive ways to build new creative types of designer homes.
These save money on housing costs and create ingenious ideas for new ways of constructing homes. Ten years ago who would have thought a family would live in a shipping container. They would have laughed and said you were crazy.
Well times change, now they create better plans and designs for one, two three and four bedroom homes. Some designs can go three or four containers high. The bottom container acts as the underground workshop or garage. And it improves with each container added. They come fully air conditioned, with modern bathrooms and laundries depending on your particular design requests.
And if your neighbor is not to your liking you just move. What could be easier.
2x 20" Shipping Containers for Home
With Strength and Low Structure Costs
Shipping containers made from steel offer the strength that traditional fabricated homes would not have. This allows for simpler and less expensive foundations, like concrete posts under each corner of the containers. As they are so strong they could withstand cyclonic conditions.
They come in a variety of styles single story or double story. Then again there is no limit as to how many containers you use for your home. They can be elevated off the ground to allow better views and air flow through the homes. One design I noticed had two containers elevated off the ground with a gap between. This space was covered in as an entertaining area, with living area in one container and cooking facilities, while the other container was for the sleeping facilities. It was well done.
These containers come in different lengths from two to twelve meters long and two meters to two point four meters wide. The inside dimensions will be slightly smaller. They are insulated
Another design I saw had two forty foot shipping containers on top of one another with a staircase leading up to the top bedrooms with the living rooms on the ground floor.
You can use a variety of different combinations of the shipping containers to create the way you want your home. This will allow you to own your own home at an affordable cost. Like any prefabricated building you lay the foundations and then have your containers placed there so that you can move straight in once set in position.
Or you can build your dream home directly onto your own block by having the containers transported to your site and stacked to your requirements. Could you imagine how big a home you could build on your own block with six to eight forty foot shipping containers?
Depending on the way they are staggered you can actually create an overhanging balcony above your front door. This is done by having turning the top container sideways to the bottom one. Of course you would need to have steel or similar supports to keep it in place. Although that all comes down to your ideas on designing you shipping container home.
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Want to Move Again?
If you are tired of where you live, and you are living in a shipping container home, then you ring up, and the truck moves the container home to your new location. What could be easier than that?
Prices of Shipping Containers
A one forty foot long room would definitely not cost as much as one that you have to wait to be built in the normal way.
Many onsite offices now construct them from shipping containers, because there stronger and more secure on mining and other work sites.
Shipping Container Workshops and Tool Sheds
Mechanical workshops and tool sheds are now being built from the shipping containers in all sizes and designs for repairs.
So don’t be in a rush to employ those contractors to build your next home look at all the options before putting a huge mortgage around your neck. If you have just tied the knot and want to keep your debts down to a reasonable then this may be a good option for starting as a new or first home buyer. It may not be suitable for city living although it could be very effective in the suburbs. Also these do not have to look like shipping containers when finished as they can be coated with a variety of external finishes.
Do yourself a favor and do a Google search for shipping container homes, I think you will be surprised by what you find.
Plans of Shipping Container Homes
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So you have bought your block and like any sensible person you have worked hard and saved money to pay that off before deciding what type of home to build on it. This decision will depend on where you have purchased your block