Built green Shipping Container Homes

Here is a collection of some homes built from shipping containers. They are standard 8’wx 8’6 to 9’6 hx 20 to 40′ length. They costs on average between free and 1400 but usually around 1000 bucks each. Then shipping and a crane service is about 800 total depending where you live. There is a insulation spray thats used on space shuttles you spray on the outside thats thin like paint. You would also want to probably add siding/paneling and maybe a flat roof with overhang if you live in a rainy environment. For the inside walls you can be furred out with 1x1s or 2x4s with drywall. Also cover the floor with osb board and add floor covering of your choosing. Overall you can get a good sized home with 4 40′ containers fully done inside and exterior (windows siding etc) for about 10k done nicely if you do the work yourself after the containers are placed on your foundation. Remember city building departments require a basic architectural set of drawing wet stamped by an engineer for approval usually.

25 thoughts on “Built green Shipping Container Homes”

  1. xxTwinheadedEaglexx

    Could use some paneling to cover the metal slidings. Some polished wood and rock paneling. Or metal screening.

  2. I’m not a fan of the corrugated metal siding, can’t they make it without the ugly siding?

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  4. They are containers that are not being used. for we don’t export as much as we import. That is green using something that is just going to sit and fall apart…….

  5. Surprise! Malaysia is starting the 1st Upcycled shipping container too!
    Search @ youtube ” SMART GREEN HOME 2010″ and watch the vid.

  6. ‘Green’? Morons still getting played by the ‘hype’? How about refurbish, retrofit and put these containers back into service? How ‘un-green’ is it to waste these containers in this fashion? How ‘hard’ on the environment is it to build new containers? Shouldn’t you build your home with ‘carbon traps’ aka TREES?! Renewable TREES?

    Don’t be sheep. Think for yourself. Think about all angles of things like this…. Ok you can call me names now. BUT. you know I’m right and I’m ‘Right’ :0)

  7. Some developers are beginning to jump all over this idea which is good and well. .. but, when they start charging in excess of 200 bucks per sq. foot to just build a container home, then, it just doesn’t make any sense. A rate like that is just plain highway robbery.

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