Converted Shipping Containers – Why Do They Make Unique Homes?
Converted shipping containers are taking the housing market by storm. Using their design ingenuity, architects are turning used shipping containers into efficient, flexible and affordable green buildings. These buildings range from houses and small home offices, to vacation homes and spare rooms.
In the past used steel shipping containers were normally abandoned at shipyards, sometimes sitting on docks for years. But now container architecture is gaining popularity for residential use, particularly for houses and other structures. Here’s why:
Converted Shipping Containers Have Pre-Made Frames
When building a new house, it’s highly likely that you’ll have a hard time deciding among designs. As you’re building from the ground up, the typical square or rectangular frame might look appealing to you, but maybe so does the round type.
Modified shipping containers make this easier, given that they have a pre-made frame. The pre-made frame already offers a structure and a blank canvass. You just need to design with it or design using it. The container house you’re planning to build will require fewer raw materials to build, and you won’t have to spend money and resources on the structure’s framing and siding.
Converted Shipping Containers Have Flexible Design Elements
The beauty of Modified shipping containers is the freedom they give you with design. The containers can be the design itself, or just contribute to the overall design scheme. Put a few together in a row, take out some of the walls, and you already have a spacious room. Leave the walls and sidings in, and you have an instant room divider.
You can also use them as a component of a greater design. Converted shipping containers can be an extension of your kitchen, an outdoor pantry, or even a greenhouse. You can also have them modified and turned into an instant deck or front porch for your cabin house.
Converted Shipping Containers Can Be Built for Less
As these containers are already a complete structure on their own, you don’t have to spend much of your resources on walls, roofs, ceilings, and floors. You’ll only need to smooth the rough edges and put on the finishing touches, and you’ll have a beautiful home without all the expenses.
Used shipping containers are coming back and making a statement in the property market. With the right design and effort, everything old is becoming new again as we help turn recycled materials into unique homes. Get in touch with us if you’re planning to use converted shipping containers for your next architectural creation.