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Modern Container Homes/Prefabs

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Nov 24, 2018

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 24, 20180
  • 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 25, 20180
  • Intel / Engpleb
    How come ? Is the container itself that expensive or where's the cost ?
    Nov 24, 20181
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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, 2018
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Building materials are cheap. It is mostly just labor that costs.
    Nov 25, 20180

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