“Container Homes” One will surely come across this word when she/he is browsing anything related to Eco-Friendly homes or Prefab Homes. They are one of the most widely present forms of modern Eco/Green Homes. Basically Boxes of Steel which are used for transportation of goods now used as a resource for construction through recycling or reuse.
Is it really Eco-Friendly?
Container homes encourage the recycle and reuse of containers previously used for transportation of goods which are no more in use and hence promotes to preserve the metal resources. Hence there is a perception that container homes are contributing to conserve the environment and its resources
Are they Flexible in design?
Steel Containers provide flexibility to build houses of various shapes and sizes. While one or two shipping Containers are used for small houses we can use eight to ten containers to build a basic apartment. This process also gives the advantage of flexibility in design depending on the creativity of the architecture design.
What are these Mobile Homes?
Container homes also provide flexibility in transportation and relocation of entire homes in case required. Since Container Homes are not concreted to the ground and are basically assembled on the site based on the architecture design and also facilitate this ability to disassemble the containers and reassemble at a new site giving the name Mobile/Movable Homes.
How affordable is it compared to Traditional Homes?
Potential Home buyers are searching for lesser construction and maintenance costs with no compromise on quality and of course the looks part of it i.e. Design of their house. For people who wish to invest in a home where they can save money and also support the cause for a greater good to the nature with Prefabricated and modular homes, Container homes can be built in one third of what a traditional home can cost. But a critical factor for achieving this is the requirement of right planning and execution from experienced home builders in the market.
I will leave a link below to one of such home builders who are pioneers in Prefab Construction and Green Building Solutions –Champion Prefabs, a Bangalore based Company.