in fashion, in interior design trends come and go. However, one trend seems to
be sticking around for the long haul: going green. With going green, there are
a plethora of options for recycled products to reclaimed woods, newer
manufacturing processes that use less fossil fuels and so forth. That being
said, one trend has risen in recent years where people are reusing shipping
containers and creating entire homes within their walls. So, are shipping
container homes trendy or trashy? You decide. If you've got a large house, you
could easily conceal a storage container in the back to add on to your home.
It's a great way to add on additional needed square footage without
compromising the front curb appeal of your home or the interior design of the inside.
a tiny percentage of the typical materials to build most standard homes, costs
and labor to actually create one of these is astounding compared to constant
price increases of your average house today.
houses are built with shipping containers. They are very affordable and strong
enough to become the framework for a house. Building a sea container home is
quite easy. Builders place one or several containers onto a regular foundation,
cut windows and doors in the container walls, insulate the modified container
properly to resist heat and cold, decorate it and voila - a container home
turned modern home. The modular structure of shipping containers means that
they can be easily attached to each other. This allows architects to create
interesting and unique designs.
modular housing, cargo containers have been transformed and bended to fit
within new technologies and market demands. In the England during the late
1700's they began transporting coal in containers. The popularity of this
method grew, and by the 1830's they were using a form of intermodal container
to transport coal by cart, then train, to the final destination. However, they
were not the containers as we know them today, and there was not a global
standard for size. It's wasn't until 1955 that a former trucking company owner
named Malcolm McLean pioneered the development of the intermodal cargo
container that we know and use today.
container housing a new concept, the popularity and public interest in them is
growing rapidly in many countries. The obvious economic benefits, with the
green eco-friendly practices of recycling and sustainability, create a lot of
opportunity for modern architects and builders to develop and improve the
Container House concept.