What if you could go online and order a small house design and then get it delivered to your building site. It would be perfect. And it is real today with Amazon. You just have to click and you get your new home in short time. This tiny house design is one of the houses you can order on Amazon.
This shipping home has many advantages. One of biggest advantage is that the container home is environmentally friendly. It is also one of the most common reasons for building a container home. Of around 17 million steel containers available in the world, there are only 6 million in use. So around 11 million steel containers can be accommodated to steel container homes where people can live. For building one container home, 7700 pounds worth of steel are being recycled. And also traditional building materials are being saved such as wood, mortar, bricks and so on.
Nevertheless, recasting the steel is not that environmentally friendly as it looks like. It requires a great amount of energy. And it is not so financially feasible. Another benefit of the steel container home is that it can be built off-site. You get it delivered to your property and you can move in right away.
Steel container homes are very convenient because they don’t require a lot of time for building. Actually, they can be built very fast. For an example, the local college in the city of Diemen (Netherlands) wanted to build accommodation for its students for a really short time. They decided to build steel container homes. The containers were produced in China and then delivered to Amsterdam. Around five containers were stacked daily. So they successfully managed to design all 250 steel container homes in less than 12 weeks. These homes require least time for construction because when you order a steel container, you get the walls, ceiling and the floor. So you only need to put isolation and decoration inside for the house to be ready for moving in.