Perfect Beautiful Family Build Shipping Container Home
With many alternative home design ideas filtering in, homes made from shipping containers are yet another innovative way to look at housing and home design. Shipping container home designs are popping up all over the world, and there are even companies that are working specifically on designing and building steel container homes. Some of the steel container homes you see can be pretty basic and rustic, but there are some truly epic shipping container home designs out there too. Like these ones from Backcountry Containers. This company based in Needville, Texas is one of the top designers and builders of custom shipping container homes. They work with clients all over Texas to bring them the homes and buildings they are dreaming of creating. These steel container builds can be used as a primary dwelling, a secondary vacation home or even a guest house or office space on your property. Shipping containers are designed to be stacked upon cargo ships to transport goods from one place to another by water. Since these steel containers are very structurally sound boxes, they make very safe and strong houses. They can even stand in harsh conditions like earthquakes and storms.
Since there are thousands and thousands of steel containers abandoned at ports all over the world, it's also a great way to recycle something and give it a new purpose instead of using new resources. In North America, there are so many of these containers that can be used for other purposes like building houses, and they don't cost too much to purchase either. If you were thinking of building your own shipping container home, you could buy one for around $3,000 depending on where you live. You can get some design inspiration from some of the shipping container home designs from Backcountry Containers. They make each of their designs and plans to suit each client's land and needs. So if you're going to go with them to bring your designs to life, don't be afraid to think outside of the box, they welcome all ideas. The other reason people love these steel containers is that you can build on a budget. Since they only cost around $3,000 and there is minimal work to be done to them to make them into a structure you have some pretty affordable building materials.
You can also add to your shipping container home as needed adding more shipping containers to expand your living space. So if you buy a piece of land and you can't afford to build something large on it right away, you can create a small steel container home and then you can add onto it in the future as needed. All of the steel containers used in the homes made from shipping containers from Backcountry Containers are water and wind tight, and they are fully insulated so your home can handle any weather. The company builds single container units as well as multi container homes. The company is run by Jon who is an engineer and Kristen, his wife who is a designer. They created their family business to build the homes of people's dreams and to make affordable, reliable housing possible for anyone. They have even been featured on Tiny House, Big Living where you may have seen them before. Checking out their cool designs can only help you in the process of figuring out your own shipping container home designs. So make sure you flip through the photos in the gallery on their lovely website and don't be afraid to reach out to them if you have any questions for them.***
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