Also known as – Intermodal Steel Building Units
For a good reason, they are already built, and even if you want to pay a "makework" contractor to build them over again, the really hard part is spending a lot of your money doing it. So even if you do it wrong, it will probably still come out, strong, square, termiteproof, and affordable.
You might even be able to pay Bob Vila to stop in and shoot the breeze for an hour…. without breaking the budget. The huge costs just aren't there.
No matter how big or small you want it, you can have a nice home built with Shipping Containers for $50 a Square Foot, with everything that any other house on the block has.
The biggest reason for that is that "the big steel box" is already built, and it has already paid for itself by shipping cargo safely for 10-12 years, and there is such an abundance of them now, it has no value to send them back to where they came from. So it would seem only fitting that this particular import could lower housing costs by 30% all across the spectrum. From plain to fancy.
Here, rather then why? The more appropriate question is, why not?
Especially when you consider that each 320 sq.ft. of structure, could cost as little as $9.00 a sq, ft, and be done as soon as it is rolled off of the truck. The structure is already built. That is a real time and money saver. Putting a few together makes a lot of living space with the least expenditure of money.
Which can give you plenty to work with for making it your dream palace. The shipping container home might be the most scalable yet. It can grow while you do.