Description for Affordable Shipping Container Homes:

Thanks to technology, creativity and human ability, anyone can now get affordable shipping container homes for a fraction of the cost of a conventional home.  A good example of this are the affordable shipping container homes built by Phoenix-based Upcycle Living.

For example, this 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home installed at the street fair measured 1,280 square feet and was built out of four 40-foot shipping containers.

For the street fair, the corrugated exterior was left as-is (customers can get customised designs), so onlookers would be able to recognize it for what it was. All affordable shipping container homes in the future will be solar panel ready and include a shade screen to help the homes remain cool in the hot desert sun. Inside, the home features recycled hardware floors, insulated walls, fixtures for appliances and many other things.

Upcycle Living claims to be able to provide housing for at least 2/3 less than traditional stick-built homes. There are already orders for private homes, but Upcycle Living hopes to work towards building affordable housing on a larger scale and they are currently working on a development to provide housing for a Native American Tribe.

Number of Shipping Containers Used in Affordable Shipping Container Homes:

Four 40 ft shipping containers

Credits to:

Affordable Shipping Container Homes by Upcycle Living

Benefits of Affordable Shipping Container Homes:

Affordable shipping container homes have come to stay. Now, you can easily afford to built a non-traditional home with ultra modern designs and décor.

Affordable shipping container homes help lower the cost of building or owning a home, constructing a cabin or even an office. Many affordable shipping container homes are built by turning one or more shipping containers into the structure.

These converted homes are usually very energy efficient, consume less power and most of the amenities can easily run on solar power. Also, because they are relocatable, transporting them to new locations is often easy and stress free.

Other buildings made from shipping containers include Cabins, Offices, Apartments,  Pop up restaurants and even a Container City Project.

Investment: $100,000

Time to build: Unknown. Information to come

For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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