Because of its modular design and construction, a shipping container home offers unlimited possibilities. Containers can provide temporary housing for workers or long-term residences with luxurious fittings and decorations. Luckydrops House is a trusted supplier of these structures directly from China to families and businesses worldwide.
You can adapt the basic shipping container structure to be used as an office, motel or hotel, apartment, school, conference space, or for many other purposes Shipping Container Homes. The shipping container home has been used in many situations around the globe, including disaster relief and pop-up food markets.
Container homes sound exactly like they are. They are made of the steel shipping containers you see transporting goods on trains, trucks and ships. People create homes of all sizes and shapes from these huge Lego blocks.
Factory-built container homes are made from single-use containers that have been used once. These containers are usually in good condition, with no dents or rust. They make great building materials and are a better choice than containers that have been ‘out of service’ for years. It is not a good idea to take a container with a long shipping life out of use after one use. There is more steel in a container that you can use to build a house. If recycled as steel, it could be enough steel studs to make 14 houses of the same size.
Shipping containers are strong in the corners but weak on the roof. This means you will need to add a roof, especially if there is snow. The strength of the structure is also dependent on the corrugated steel walls. New reinforcement is required for any large openings or windows that are cut. When stacked together to create larger homes, expensive welded support is required wherever two containers meet at a point that is not a corner. Later renovations will require extensive engineering and welding.
Are Shipping Container Homes Safe?
It is often difficult to determine what was shipped in a used container. This could include harmless consumer goods or hazardous industrial materials. Paints and finishes on containers are intended for shipping over the ocean and are not to be used in residential homes. They could also contain lead and toxic pesticides.