Have you had the desire to live in a crazy home? A place where people driving by have to take a second look because they can’t believe what they’re seeing? If so, then look no further than shipping container homes. I know what you’re thinking – why would anyone want to live in a shipping container? It sounds ridiculous but it’s becoming a very popular choice of material when it comes building homes. They look crazy, but because if its structure, you can make some really cool homes using shipping containers.
If this interests you, you are probably wondering what you need to do to take the first step towards owning a shipping container home. You should know that shipping container homes are extremely easy to build, and they totally pass by building codes. Once they are insulated they are great at keeping the cold out during the winter, but keeping heat out during the summer. Probably the most unique aspect about a shipping container home is that they are portable! Yes! You can actually pick up and move your home from land to land. How cool is that? In addition to being portable, they are very safe and can with stand pretty much anything that mother nature throws at it.
The first thing you’ll want to do is look up the costs on shipping containers and get the dimensions down on what size you want. They have 20-foot containers and 40-foot containers with the latter costing up to $5,000. However if you don’t want to build one yourself from scratch, you can find specially made shipping container homes for as cheap as $15,000. Larger, more elaborate homes can cost up to $215,000, so you really have a lot of room to work with.
If the shipping container house doesn’t interest you, there are still so many different possibilities out there for you. Take a look at AirBnB because they are known for having some of the most unique looking flats and apartments in the world. All over the world you can literally pick and choose where you want to live out of hundreds of different uniquely styled apartments.