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Before You Build A Container Home, Some Considerations To Make.

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Before You Build A Container Home, Some Considerations To Make. It is easy to buy used shipping containers forcontainer home construction; the whole acquisition process is very simple.  Buy a used container from a supplier and away you go.  Preplanning ensures the shipping container sizes are preset, and one would think just one metal, oversized cargo box would mean one room built, that is it, simple, done.  Stacking containers on top of each other might be a good idea to create multiple living areas.  As simple as it sounds joining containers in two or three or four may create larger room areas but it cannot be all that simple, can it?

Shipping container housing designers

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Have you considered downsizing your living area?  Last week I wrote an article ontiny housesthere are also people that are moving into tiny apartments in making a lot of space out of small apartment sizes of around 38 – 40 m² in living area. Clever use of space and some changes can see couples or even a couple with a child living in this area. Living in smaller spaces can be offset with intelligent flexible design and use of space.  Apartments in New York and Europe have started focusing on good design rather than size.

Shipping container home basics

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Shipping container home basics Over the past decade, there has been a variety of innovative, unique, and in some cases quirky home ideas and designs. In the on generations, there has been a desire to move from the city and live away from what was considered an average neighbourhood or housing development into something alternative. Even older generations have swapped out of the same, boring, single family home for a customised and home with some difference. There have been some new types of homes have caught the eye of the public but one that is standing out our shipping container homes. It’s correct; these houses are constructed from good old shipping containers that you see at a seaport.

An Affordable Housing Movement That’s Taking Off In Australia.

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It’s a housing movement that is rapidly growing. Started in the USA its moved to Australia and is being taken up by many singles and couples looking to get into the property market or out of bank debt. Overseas, in fact this new form of housing is booming and it’s now growing rapidly in Australia. The movement has started and that movement is called thetiny house movement. In Australia the movement took off from early 2015 although building small weekenders and housing has been around for many years in Australia, architects and designers have come up with economising designs that really have started to reach broader appeal.

Shipping container home benefits

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Shipping container home benefitsShipping container benefits the previous article discussed the disadvantages largely shipping containers and any potential risks they may involve in construction.  The specially highlighted that of previous use and investigation that use to eliminate the possibility of toxic chemicals. There is a great site calledshipping container housingguide which has a lot of information on container living.  This is an extremely good resource website on shipping container housing and guide to instructing developing such homes.

Shipping container living; benefits and risks

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Shipping container living; benefits and risksWhat are the benefits of container housing developments. There are generally a few reasons that you could use to describe the benefits of building a home using shipping containers. The primary motivation for people to develop such a property is cost.  The cost of these homes can be less then $30,000, much cheaper than the cost of building a suburban home.  Style is also another factor and you can get style is also another factor and there are architects who have done some amazing things building container homes with designs that rank side-by-side a architecturally designed suburban home.

Builder selection for your shipping container home

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Builder selection for your shipping container homeBuilder selection for your shipping container home when you’re looking at selecting a builder for a shipping container home you should really use a company that is established for these type of projects.  There are issues with building inside the container and these companies have taken into account any jurisdictional redtape that you might encounter with the local council for approval is, building codes and permits.  Some areas may be unfamiliar to builders and with ISO shipping containers and have technical knowledge about the building process as well as the expertise in getting your project through council and legal hurdles.