One of the main advantages of a container house is the speed of construction. In a few months, only in the summer period, you can get a solid house, while spending not so much effort and money. And if you get by with minimal finishing, then a house can be built in two to three weeks..
During the construction of houses, 20 and 40-foot shipping containers are used. The length of the first option is more than six meters, the second is 12 meters. The height of the containers is about 2.68 meters, so the ceiling will turn out to be higher than in the “Khrushchev”, and the width is 2.34 meters (these are the internal dimensions). A 40-foot, used container costs from 70 to 100 thousand rubles, for a house with an area of over 80 square meters, three pieces are enough. Of course, there will also be costs for the arrangement of the site, the delivery of containers, a crane for their installation and interior decoration, but in general the price of the house will be lower than in the case of a conventional construction from scratch..
For a container house to last longer, you need a foundation. Point will do, that will be enough. However, containers are often placed simply on leveled and compacted soil. The containers are welded together using a steel strip, and the gaps can be blown out with polyurethane foam.
In this case, the owners decided to make a more reliable solid foundation. Window and door openings in the container can be cut anywhere, after considering the location of the interior.
Shipping containers allow you to create very original compositions. It is believed that such a house simply cannot look attractive, it will look like a metal box. But, we are sure that this bright orange sample with porthole windows and an original staircase proves the opposite..
Experts are convinced that shipping containers can be used to build houses in any climate. Proper thermal insulation is important, in which case the house will serve for a long time even in the northern regions. In addition, container houses are not afraid of hurricanes and easily withstand earthquakes..
Of course, shipping containers can be used for more than just building an apartment building. In Western countries, they began to build hostels and shelters for refugees, there are container office buildings, roadside cafes. Conveniently, the container can be connected with other modules, for example, built of timber or brick.
The containers can be hidden if the owner wants to move away from such an industrial facade, for example, behind siding or ordinary clapboard. However, they are usually simply painted and also treated with forgiven corrosion agents. However, the container can begin to rust only due to condensation caused by the temperature difference inside and outside. This can only happen in the case of poor thermal insulation in a harsh climate..
Do not think that all rooms in a container house will be narrow and long. Yes, you can leave it as it is or use just one container. But you can connect two rooms by cutting them along the corresponding wall. Then the room will be large enough. In addition, inside of drywall, you can build any partitions, equipping a bath, a bathroom, and a kitchen.
This is how a completely finished container house can look inside. After carrying out thermal insulation, you can use a variety of finishing materials, the rooms will be no different from the premises of an ordinary house.