Advantages of a Container House

Mineral Point Container Home

Advantages of a Container House

There are currently millions of shipping containers sitting around the world, making them readily available for alternatives uses. There are also many advantages of a container house compared to a traditionally built house. Containers make an ideal and easy to use building material. The corrugated steel they are made from is one of the toughest metals in the world! It’s extremely durable and made to withstand harsh weather conditions. They are also able to handle a large amount of weight and are easy to stack, move, and connect due to the locking corners.                                Mineral Point Container Home                         Mineral Point Container Home

When comparing the cost and build time to a traditional home, a container house will be less in both of these areas. Container houses are cheaper on average overall to construct than a traditional stick built home. The 2016 average cost to build a new house is about $150 per square foot, but this cost can increase greatly when with custom home construction. A MODS custom container house will cost you around $115 per square foot. This cost will vary though depending on your design, interior and exterior finishes, and the amount of modification to the shipping containers. A container house also takes half of the time it takes to complete a traditional single-family home. A MODS container house takes around three months from design to finish, while a traditional home takes at least double that amount of time. This is one of the huge advantages of a container house. You can be living in your dream home within just a few months!

A huge attraction of shipping container homes is that they are eco-friendly. Unless they are repurposed, the containers will either remain useless at a port or be melted down. Melting down the containers’ steel is a process that uses a huge amount of energy compared to the modification process. MODS uses one trip containers that are of the highest quality to assure your container home is as safe and long lasting as possible.

There are millions of design options for your container house. Whatever style and look you imagine for your home, we can make it happen! From large multiple container homes to one container tiny homes, we work closely with you so you receive the container home of your dreams. Contact us today to get started on your container house!

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  1. Lillian Schaeffer Reply

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that storage container houses are faster and cheaper to build than traditional homes. My husband and I have been talking about moving into a house, and there’s something charming and appealing about a small, comfy home. We’ll definitely look into building a storage container home so we can construct it cheaply and quickly. Thanks for the great post!

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