Container Housing Companies
you don't have enough time for such a big project; you don't have the necessary skills to build a cargo container building yourself; you want something more complex, designed by an architect, with many rooms and floors, contemporary finishes and interiors, modern and clean lines and maximum comfort.
One option if you want a container home is to buy a prefabricated unit from a container housing company. Why consider one of these outfits? They are worth considering if:
There are many finished and under construction projects all around the world that make use of containers for different purposes. Here you'll find links to several container building concerns that sell homes made from cargo containers.
- Addis Containers is a shipping container house design and construction company from New Zealand. They have several designs that can be modified according to your needs.
- MEKA World - a good example of a container housing company.
MEKA not only builds attractive container homes but also larger multifamily projects.
On the container home side, they reportedly have a 320 square foot home for around $40,000 available. I'm sure their prices are subject to change so this amount might be a bit higher or lower. The model pictured here, the HELA 1280, is reportedly priced at around $100 per square foot, as are the other single family home models. So this model would cost around $128,000 as it is a 1280sf home.
- Adam Kalkin is an architect who also has several projects, among which we found two of great interest:
1. The Quick House is a prefabricated kit house designed from recycled shipping containers and is distributed by Kalkin & Co. It has three bedrooms and two and one-half baths in its 2,000 square foot plan. They also offer 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000 square foot models. It comes with a handy booklet and they can build it for you.
2. The $99,000 house The $99,000 house comes with a prefab steel structure as well as modified shipping containers, although it isn't made exclusively out of containers, it shows how containers can be combined with other forms of construction to create unique and desirable living spaces.
- Another company we're happy to see out there is Logical Homes. They've developed some incredible homes using containers as some of the main building blocks. All of their designs are impressive, and some are downright incredible. This is their SETO 1960 model, with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1960 sf of interior space.