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Container Homes near me. The concept of habitable container is a solution that appeals to many people because of its quick and well-made appearance. As its name suggests, the habitable container is a house that is made from maritime transport containers, modular on the basis of 20ft, whether used or new. 

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How much does a container house cost?

The container house is in vogue! And for good reason: it is an easy solution to set up and build. Acclaimed for its modularity and relatively modest prices, it stands out as an original solution, an alternative to traditional housing. It also rhymes with an alternative and ecological way of life. It is even sometimes said that it will be the habitat of tomorrow! However, many factors can influence the final price. Even if by definition, the idea is to be able to rely on recycled containers, certain details that will cause prices to vary should not be overlooked. Overall, keep in mind that a container house kit is a very competitive solution if you want to build a house quickly, on a reasonable budget. But what is the price to have in mind if you want to build your own container house?

What are the benefits of container homes?

A container house is economical:

Compared to a traditional house, which costs on average $1500 per square meter, the container house costs between $400 and $1500 per square meter. A cost that makes it an economical solution, interesting for many future owners.

A container house is quick to implement
The container house does not require large foundations. Indeed, the structure of the container is designed to withstand extreme conditions. It requires little work in terms of landscaping. For the interior, it’s all about ingenuity and space optimization.

A container house is insulating
The containers are designed to be airtight, watertight and weatherproof. Their shielded structure makes it possible to limit electromagnetic waves but also to reduce heat loss. It is however necessary to think of adding insulating layers inside in order to optimize their energy capacities.

container house insulation priceA container house is quick to install
A container house takes 6 months to build on average. Compared to a conventional house which takes between 12 and 14 months, so it is quick to build

A container house is very flexible
The containers being designed to be easily transportable, it is easy to assemble, disassemble, move your house! This aspect is to be remembered for those who wish to be part of a nomadic lifestyle.

The regulations for the construction of a house in containers

Before embarking on a project to build a container house, it is important to consult the provisions of the local urban plan (PLU) of your locality. The PLU gives you the details of the town planning rules to be respected in your residential area, in particular concerning the appearance of the facades, the color, the inclination of the roofs. 

A PLU cannot in practice oppose the construction of a house in containers, and the flexibility of this type of habitat will allow you to adapt your project to the regulations in force. The dressing of an exterior cladding, the addition of a sloping roof can thus be considered, bringing the rest more cachet to your realization. Note that you can also request an urban planning certificate, letting you know if your project is feasible or not.

Once you are sure that your future container house complies with the local PLU, you will have to apply for a building permit at the town hall of your municipality. A certificate proving that your future home complies with RT 2012 thermal regulations must be attached to the file. You will get an answer within two months.

How long does it take to build a container house?

The construction of a container house is relatively fast, compared to that of a traditional house. Count between 5 to 7 months, from the filing of the building permit to the delivery of the site for:

  • Filing and examination of the building permit application: 2 months
  • Foundations and connection to networks (sewers, electricity, gas, telecoms, etc.), manufacture of modules in the factory (framework, roofing, exterior joinery, electricity, plumbing, insulation, interior partitions, ventilation): 2 months
  • Delivery of the modules, assembly and sealing of the house: 2 weeks)
    Interior finishes (floor coverings, paint, upholstery) and exterior cladding (wood, plaster or stone cladding): 1 to 3 months.

How much does a container house cost?

One of the major advantages of container homes or garden house kit is their prices. They are on average 15 to 20% less expensive than traditional houses. The average prices for a standard container house generally vary between $1000 and $1800 per square meter.

The price of a container house varies from one builder to another, but also according to a combination of criteria:

  • The living area
  • The number of floors
  • The type of foundations: studs, concrete slab, raft foundations
  • Connections to water, electricity, gas, Telecom network
    Interior and exterior finishes
  • The heating system
  • The services of the architect and the construction operator

The price of a container house generally varies between $900 and $2200 per square meter (apart from the land on which it is located). The price will vary in particular according to the interior fittings, the finishes.

Two types of houses can be distinguished:

The undeveloped container house: foundations, compliance with standard norms, structural work (garden, fences, swimming pool, etc.). Its price varies between 900 and 1200 / m2

The house in unfinished containers, delivered turnkey: foundations, compliance with standard standards, structural and finishing work, exterior cladding, fence, or swimming pool. Its price varies between $1200 and $1500 per square meter.

Containers can be bought new around $3500, or used, from the existing structure, around $1200. If you buy your container second-hand, make sure that the condition of the container is sufficiently correct. Any signs of deterioration should alert you. Note: the ISO mention must appear very clearly.

What is a container house?

Container house cover image Also called container house, a container house is a modular construction consisting of one or more shipping containers, fixed together via a metal frame. Containers can be new or used. Container homes were first used in the 1990s as makeshift housing. In the 2000s, they were employed in the construction of student residences, particularly in the Netherlands.
Over time, they have become a design concept that is both original and inexpensive. So much so that they are now a construction concept that is very frequently found in contemporary architecture.

Before becoming blocks for dwellings, the containers are generally reinforced in the factory. Insulation is added to the internal and external walls.

The container house is not necessarily limited to a single block of containers. You can actually stack the containers, cut them to obtain different shapes. They can also be combined to create a larger room or space.
Container homes are increasingly popular for single-family homes. We also find them more and more for collective housing such as social housing or student residences, for professional premises (restaurants, shops, data centers, offices, etc.). Containers are also useful as part of an extension or elevation of a house.

Advantages and disadvantages of a container house

 

Benefits

Building a container house has several advantages:

Shorter construction times: insofar as the structure of a container house preexists the house, there is no need for a foundation as such. Concrete pillars or a slab may suffice. This point makes it possible to carry out the interior fittings in the factory. You are thus able to save up to 70% of time compared to a more conventional construction.

Attractive prices: the costs of building a container house are logically very competitive
Modularity and scalable flexibility: with containers, you create a tailor-made construction, by stacking, assembling, covering the containers. Further modifications will remain possible after the construction of the house in its first version

A solid and robust construction: because they are designed to carry heavy loads, the containers can support up to 5 times their weight.
A construction with a low environmental impact: the transformation of a container house is primarily based on recycling. Recycling structures is an undeniable gain on the environmental footprint of such a structure

The inconvenients :

The container house, despite all these qualities, also has disadvantages that must be kept in mind:

It does not have very good thermal performance: the metal of the frame of a container does indeed have poor thermal capacities. This requires reinforcing internal or external insulation, as well as sealing.

The size of the containers: the width of the containers – between 1.86 and 2.40 meters) as well as its length – between 2 and 12 meters, somewhat reduce the possibilities in terms of layouts, without forgetting to deduce from the measurement l interior insulation (if you opt for this solution, count about 10 centimeters). However, this is offset by the ease of cutting the metal, opening the way to assemblies that enlarge the surface of the parts.

Aesthetics and urban planning rules: the appearance of a raw container is not necessarily the most elegant. The addition of an exterior cladding in stone, wood or plaster can allow the container house to better integrate into its environment. It is also necessary to ensure that your decorative project is in phase with the constraints of the local urban plan in force.

The “Faraday Cage” effect: the metal structure of the containers makes the container houses hermetic to external electric fields. This aspect can be problematic because it can disrupt the passage of certain waves from domestic devices (internet, mobile phone). However, this obstacle can be overcome if large glazed surfaces or outdoor antennas are installed.

The flat roof: the container house has a flat metal roof by default, which can be a critical point for insulation and ventilation. A pitched roof is generally recommended. You can opt for a paved roof, but also a pitched roof, in metal or in another material.
Transport and handling: transporting containers within the same country can be problematic and even costly. The container is heavy (2 tons on average) and transporting it can be expensive.

The formulas offered for kit installations

In general, companies specializing in the delivery of container housing kits offer three solutions:

  • The customer buys his container house and takes care of the transport. He only pays the purchase price. For this option, count $105 per square meter on average to purchase.
  • The client buys the house but also the delivery of his container house. For this option, count $150 per square meter on average for the purchase and delivery
  • The client buys a turnkey container house. The company takes charge of all the work and delivers the house completely finished. For this option, count $1100 per square meter for a turnkey container house
    Regarding the interior layout, the prices are quite close to a conventional house, between $800 and $1200 per square meter.

As you can see, the container house is a practical and trendy solution, ecological and easy to set up. Its strength also lies in its modularity and flexibility. However, as with any other home construction project, all the elements that vary the final addition must be taken into consideration. 

The geographical location of your manufacturer, the location of the containers are thus, for example, factors that do not necessarily come to mind at first glance. The price of container houses being very variable, you can, according to your budget, build your own container house in an economical, comfortable or eco-responsible version. And give life to your desires for change!

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