Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping container homes are homes, offices or other buildings that have been built out of shipping containers. It doesn’t matter if the containers are new or used. Shipping container can be used for anything from a small apartment above the garage all the way up to an entire house!
Shipping containers are built to last for a long time. They need to be tough and strong because they spend a lot of their time on ships and face rough weather conditions. So even if a container is taken out of rotation for shipping, it can still be used for something else.
Shipping containers converted into houses last for decades with minimal to no maintenance.
The exact cost needed to build a container home will vary based on the size and materials used. In general, it costs anywhere between $20,000 USD to $100,000 USD and will depend on the age, condition, size of the container and the customizations needed.
The main purpose of shipping containers is to transport goods across the ocean. This is mostly done on the decks of large vessels. Because the decks of the ships are exposed to the elements, containers are equipped with heavy-duty rubber door seals that keep water and wind out. So yes, shipping containers are watertight.
Container Homes are as Secure as Traditional Homes.
Remember that shipping containers are primarily built to provide maximum security of cargos and ensure they’re impenetrable. Containers are well known for providing the most rugged & secure storage