As Shipping Container Homes are becoming more popular, more people are starting to turn toward living in one.
However, when it comes to the structural and ecological integrity, there are some questions that need to be addressed.
To begin with, container homes are very stable and complete. One of the best on the market today. By using only a small percentage of your usual materials to build most typical homes, costs and labor to actually create one of these is amazing when compared to the ever inconsistent price increases of your average home today.
When speaking of the girth, the overall structural strength of a shipping container allows the engineer or builder to construct and develop multi-story dwellings in a greater amount therefore offering a larger living space without expanding its footprint. The heavy corrugated steel framing allows the unit to withstand 65,000 lbs of stacked weight. It has been estimated that 86% of the materials used to build a shipping container home have been recycled.
Hurricane winds may be a thing of the past if one was to live in a cargo box as a home. The foundations of these structures are strong enough to hold many stacks of the same weight and size on top of one another making this an incredible, self-sustaining masterpiece.
Also, the main foundation design is not as expensive and uses a fraction of material which is much quicker to assemble. If you are concerned about the transportation infrastructure of these containers, no need to worry because it already exists, so the container homes can be easily moved by train, ship or truck, thus reducing major transport time.
Everything needed to complete your final product is usually delivered in one trip. An investment is already made by not having to pay extra money for several deliveries and separate construction materials.