There are many of the opinions that container homes are a quality alternative to the many complications associated with regular home construction.
Allan Blackwell, an expert who aid in such projects, opines
“With so many are adopting this trend of using shipping containers for their home construction, there are certainly proving to be a radical answer to all the problems of a traditional home build.”
Shipping containers are readily available for use. And with individuals making use of such unused containers (which, mind you, consist of virtually indestructible structural stability), they are in a way recycling them and putting less stress on the environment for construction materials. These containers are ready for use as they are and that also cuts down the overall construction time in half.
Constructing a container home roughly takes about 3-4 weeks. This is way less in comparison to a brick and mortar construction, which takes 6-8 months (maybe more) to finish. Plus, the construction process is fairly easy, provided you have a precise building plan.
The cost of building a container home is almost 30% cheaper to that of a normal brick and mortar home. Furthermore, you may also need exterior protection in case of normal homes like steel gates or fences for your safety. This is not the case with container homes. They are way safer, tougher, are too heavy to lift, and cannot be broken into unless someone throws dynamite to break in. Its impressive safety and almost indestructible nature help reduce costs on adding exterior security. And that is something everyone appreciates.
Lastly, the structural stability of container homes makes it an earthquake and hurricane proof. And that makes them a perfect option for natural disaster-prone regions. The same cannot be said about normal homes that are always susceptible to such natural perils.
It’s not that container homes are better than normal brick and mortar constructions. But they do excel in certain aspects (as stated above). Plus, one can use 2-3 containers to accomplish a multi-tier home if they are short on space and still customize it accordingly to achieve their cozy dream home.