7 Benefits of Having A Container House

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Homeowners must’ve realized by now that building a traditional house from a scratch is not only pricey but also time-lengthy. A container house, then, becomes an easy alternative to give you an unmatchable construction for a place to stay. Container homes are made from the shipping steel you see everywhere to transport goods.

They come in many different sizes and excel in many areas that traditional-built houses don’t have. If you are pondering of choosing a container house over a conventional house building, here are the seven reasons why:


A container house costs cheaper than the traditional-build house, undeniably. One 40-ft. shipping container costs around $1,800 to 4,500 and provides a living area of 320 sq. ft floor space that is suitable for a single family. Buy three, put them together, and you’ll get 960 square feet of living space for less than $15,000. If you’re looking for a smaller option, the choice is down to 20-ft shipping container that costs around $1,500 to $3,000.


Made of steel, a container house is highly strong and durable and expected to withstand extreme weather both on and offshore. When you think about it, the containers are manufactured to be tough and expected to withstand strong wind up to 100 mph and bear up to 50-ft. of waves. Even with some parts of the steel are removed for windows and doors, the building structure is still capable of maintaining its original structural strength.


Having a container house is another great step to help the environment. Every year, more than 500,000 units of shipping containers are abandoned, which makes an awful amount of construction waste. With the recycled building material, you can reduce the carbon footprint, and by that, not using other construction material that can harm nature.

Easy Maintenance

The main reason why a container house is popular these days is that of its easy care. Since the construction is made of steel, you can care less about pests and bugs and rats to ruin your house. In the traditional-built house, the main problem is termites that can damage the structural design of a house. With a container, no rats’ teeth will be able to cut through it.

Speed to Build

Having a container house allows speedy construction that other house types cannot offer. That is because most of the building construction is prefabricated, which makes it even easier and faster to assemble. In general, even a 6,000 sq. ft. shipping container house can be finished to be assembled in 2 days.

Highly Portable

Your shipping container building may have had traveled all around the world, and so can you. The importance of having this type of house is easy transportation so you can move along with your house from cities, countries, even continent. When transporting goods are possible, you can ship anywhere but remember to keep the cutting to a minimum to prevent stacking while being transported.

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Bella Duckworth

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“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

3 thoughts on “7 Benefits of Having A Container House”

  1. Love the container houses I am very much interested in having one built on our property the only thing is that our property is on a mountain and I understand its shell and only has maybe about 12 in of soil and I’m wondering how do you build and maintain that sturdy I’m that type of ground

  2. I would love to get help to build one. My husband and I are going to Texas to purchase land and are interestedni n building one of these for our retirement homes. Interested on any information you can provide to get this started for us.

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