Building A House Out Of Shipping Containers: From Design To Use

Jan 7th

Building a house out of shipping containers or housing containers represent an undoubtedly original and extreme solution from this point of view. In fact, we are used to thinking of containers as transport modules or reconverted into temporary accommodation during times of emergency. Yet in recent years more and more people are choosing these solutions not only to create offices and studios.

Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes

But also definitive homes and not just solutions for the holidays. Shipping container homes enormous advantages compared to traditional ones. The time required for the construction and the level of flexibility are all higher than those of a classic solution. In addition to this, some a container house costs 20 to 30 percent less. All without comfort being questioned.

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The final cost of homes made from shipping containers depends on several factors. “If you want a spacious house of 250-300 square meters, for example, [in Germany] the price per square meter is about 1,000 Euros. Including taxes on the sale, transport and installation. The smaller the house, the higher the price per square meter, since logistics does not change even if a smaller amount of material is transported. Therefore, a mini-habitable house of 50-100 square meters costs around 1,200 to 1,300 Euros per square meter, “explains Dussl.