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Architectural Design

The clean lines of luxury shipping container homes recall simplicity and modernity. It is an aesthetic that lies at the confluence of past and future, moderation and resurgence. The dweller stands in the midst of it, guided by a vision of more sustainable way of living. With tight seams, efficient design, and high functionality, our custom container homes put high design within reach of the mindful buyer. Each home bears the owner's personal stamp, their unique notion of spatial freedom and beauty. As architects continue to explore modular building, so will buyers enjoy a range of shipping container house designs.

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Environmental Sustainability

It doesn't get greener than our luxury shipping container homes. With reduced construction waste and a preference for natural, eco-friendly materials, a container home architect designs energy-efficient sea container homes with sustainability in mind. Shipping container home builders offer more options when it comes to alternative energy sources - solar, wind, water, thermal, you name it, and we’ll look into the possibilities. There's nothing like using a clean source of energy and being able to conserve it to the last drop. This is true power. A conscientious way of living that helps you soften your impact on the environment.

Fastest Build Time

Time is a luxury. That's why we use ground-breaking modular building techniques to deliver converted shipping containers in a matter of months, weeks or days. No delays. No compromises. Our container home builders work smart, producing and assembling quality, customisable prefabricated home components. A quick housing solution on permanent foundation. Build your dream home with none of the frustrations and time constraints of traditional construction. Because when it comes to shipping container homes, the only limit is your imagination. Experienced shipping container house builders, in cooperation with a container home architect, can make happen what you never previously thought possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does modular construction mean?

Modular construction is a popular form of alternative construction which uses factory-produced, pre-fabricated home components. These components are assembled and transported to the home site, where the modular home is placed on top of the foundation. Modular homes can be placed on permanent foundations. Common foundation options include basements and crawl spaces. Once the modular home is on site, builders customarily do a final inspection of the property to make sure that the foundation and utilities are in proper order. Modular construction isn’t limited to private home construction. Modular building techniques can also be used for the following: Apartments and mixed-use developments Public housing Workers’ accommodations Hotels Offices Pop-up stores Government buildings

How much does it cost to build a container house?

The costs of custom container homes will vary depending on size, design, and structure. In Australia, container homes can cost as little as $1,200 per square metre – roughly a 40% drop in construction costs. Generally, sea container homes can range anywhere from $15,000 for a basic unit to $50,000 for a small but fully-outfitted two-bedroom. Luxury container homes can go up to $400,000 depending on the specifications. To get the best deal possible, request quotes from multiple shipping container house builders.

What are modular buildings made of?

The most common materials used in modular construction are wood, steel, and concrete. There are certain advantages with each material, although some container home builders will use a combination of two or all three materials. Wood modular building is synonymous with stronger buildings, better insulation, and very low toxin levels. Steel and concrete modular buildings are fire resistant and allow for bigger beam span openings and greater building footprints and height. All three materials are sustainable.

How much does it cost to buy a container?

Shipping containers can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 depending on size, type, and purpose Prices will also depend on whether or not the shipping container is cargo-worthy, refurbished, brand new, open top, or side opening. Shipping container homes, however, will cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on build, size, and specifications.

What are the benefits of modular construction?

Some of the benefits of modular construction include: Faster build time. Depending on the specifications of the project, modular construction typically takes less time than traditional construction. For instance, indoor construction means that extreme weather is less likely to cause delays in the project. Quality. Indoor construction ensures tight quality control. Moreover, container home builders must comply with local and international building codes and standards. Eco-friendliness. Since modular home components are prefabricated and assembled in temperature controlled factories, modular construction results in reduced construction waste and carbon footprint. It also makes use of sustainable, environment-friendly, and recyclable materials. Design. Because of quality materials and the availability of bespoke options, custom container homes are sleek and stylish. A container home architect will always try to find the right balance between form and function.

How long do container homes last?

A well constructed container house ought to last for at least 25 years with proper care and maintenance. When kept rust-free or clad with an external wood layer (or another protective material), custom container homes can even longer. To care for your container house, inspect the structure regularly for rust and treat rust spots as quickly as possible.

Is modular construction cheaper?

The costs of modular construction vary depending on the specifications of the project. Generally, however, modular construction can cost roughly 10% to 30% less than traditional construction. For used modular buildings, the costs can be 50% less. However, there may be additional costs for transportation and setting up utilities depending on the foundation or location of the home site.

Are shipping container homes cheaper?

Yes, shipping container homes are generally more affordable and cost-effective than traditional construction. These homes can be as cheap to build as $1,200 for every square metre, which translates to about a 40% decrease in construction costs compared with traditional construction of a similar property. However, the final cost of a container house varies depending on size, style, structure, location, utilities, and other specifications. The cost estimate for container houses range from $15,000 to $50,000. Luxury container homes with double height living areas and upscale finishes, for example, can cost an upwards of $300,000 or more. You can get quotes from more than one builder in order to find the best prices for your container house.

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