Description of this Shipping Container Apartments Project
Now that shipping container apartments and homes are becoming more popular and widespread, some enterprising people are seeking to find ways of making it even more available via low cost housing projects. Enter, shipping container apartments.
A noteworthy example of shipping container apartments is the 3-phase shipping container apartments building project by InvestorCentric Inc, a real estate developing company in Toronto.
The shipping container apartments located in the Burk’s Falls, Ontario is part of 3-phase housing project. The idea behind the home is to basically create a low cost housing project for a place with high demand for it, surpasses the building code requirements, is durable, lasts long, multi-storeyed and is far stronger than wood framed houses.
There were three phases of the shipping container apartments construction project.
In Jan, 2011, the first phase began with the construction of a 3-storey shipping container apartments building with 12 units. To do this, the shipping containers had to be welded together and placed on top of each other up to 3 levels. After this was set up, the interior was then fitted with all the necessary plumbing and HVAC amenities, and electricity circuits, while the walls and floors were drywalled and floored using traditional flooring methods.
The exterior of the shipping container apartments building was coated with standard external insulation, eaves, soffits and roofs. To live here, interested renters will pay $625-$825 per month for one or two bedroom units
The second phase of the building project started early 2012 and followed the same process for the first phase. The 3rd phase however is more focused on the use of steel containers and features a higher R-value stucco spray insulation.
Number of Shipping Containers Used in this Shipping Container Apartments Project
42 Shipping containers
Benefits of Shipping Container Apartments:
Shipping container apartments such as this are cheaper, affordable and less expensive than standard traditional housing.
They are also cheaper to build and can be built from start to finish in two weeks. The unique design and sturdiness of the building itself is also a strong advantage.
Shipping container apartments are typically 50 times stronger than homes built using wood.
Investment: Information to come
Time to build: It’ll take a team of 5-12 men working 8 hours shifts, 11 days to complete a 3-storey building.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘