Description: A resourceful Builder based in Krabi Thailand, had always been intrigued by the idea of shipping containers being used in a practical sense and so when he was forced to relocate on a tight budget, he went on to finally built his own home, which includes a restaurant. Although he experienced some issues in the building process, both stemming from others and his own mistakes, this can definitely be put down to the fact that Thailand is not familiar at all with shipping container home processes, nor had the Builder had any previous experience with this himself. As with everything you live and you learn and overall, it was a smooth process and one that he would do again if he had the opportunity. That is saying something!
Number of Shipping Containers Used: 4 containers in total – 2 per level.
Credits to: Name removed for privacy.
Benefits: An obvious factor is the price difference between this and the standard/traditional structures used in housing. Getting away with building your dream home for under $40,000 is a definite rarity! The fact that shipping container homes are becoming more popular worldwide means expert advise is more readily available than before, something the builder stated is imperative to a smooth building process. As always, the fact that it was built with ‘used’ materials, which can then continue to be re-used time and time again, is a huge benefit to our planet.
Investment: USD $39,000.00
Time to build: No information provided.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘