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Modern Container Homes/Prefabs

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Nov 24

What do you guys think about those modern design homes made of repurposed shipping containers?

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  • New BFrD16
    They built some in Berkeley and it ended up costing as much as traditional construction.
    Nov 240
  • New DuQvV7x
    Pro:
    * Portability
    * Speed of construction
    * Durability

    Cons:
    * Non-rectangular configurations are not available

    Note:
    * This is not really cheaper than wood frame but cheaper than brick, stone or block builds

    Corrections:
    * There are no height/width restrictions. You simply add multiple containers.

    Opinion (not fact):
    * I like the look. Especially the “shotgun” configuration which is very reminiscent of NOLA architecture
    * There’s nothing wrong with living in a trailer park
    * If you ever want to build in a remote location, this is the way to go
    Nov 250
  • Pinterest Lorhk96
    There’s no cost savings, and limits the height and width of your box. What could possibly be the point? This trend was started by trailer trash enthusiasts that don’t actually do the math.
    Nov 240
  • Intel / Engpleb
    How come ? Is the container itself that expensive or where's the cost ?
    Nov 241
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      5nmmore
      Containers were not meant to be homes. The cost is the fact you have to squeeze a square peg into a round whole.
      Nov 24
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Building materials are cheap. It is mostly just labor that costs.
    Nov 250

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