Lesser known facts about shipping container homes that will blow your mind

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Do you know shipping container homes is a popular concept in western countries, which is now gaining traction in countries looking for sustainable housing options?  

The shipping containers market in the last five years has witnessed continuous growth. According to industry reports, the global container home market is anticipated to reach $73,070.5 million by 2025. China being a dominant player, container homes are now becoming increasingly popular in other countries as people around the world have started opting for a sustainable lifestyle. 

What are shipping container homes?

This is the actual image of a shipping container home
Container homes generally come in two sizes- 20X8 ft. and 40X8 ft

Shipping container homes are tiny homes made from the steel shipping containers that are increasingly becoming a popular trend when it comes to architecture and design. These huge container homes are joined and stack together to build multiple stories. 

But do you know what the best part about these homes is? 

They have a minimum impact on the environment.  

Which are the cities where container home is a popular concept?

The concept of container homes is popular in port cities such as China, Cape Town, New York, and Tokyo. 

This creative masterpiece in Costa Rica, is built with two-40 foot shipping container

Perks of living in container homes

Affordability

One of the major perks of living in shipping container homes is that they are quite affordable. Depending on the quality of the container, a shipping home can cost anywhere between $1,400 to $4,500 and even more than that. In India, container homes cost somewhere between Rs 60,000 to Rs 100,000 depending on their size. 

Sustainability

Shipping container homes are built from strong aluminium and metal that makes them indestructible and hence sustainable. They can withstand harsh climatic conditions and they are designed to bear heavy loads. Due to their structural stability, they are extremely safe for natural disaster-prone areas.  

Portability

Container homes are portable because they can be shipped and moved anywhere in the country with minimal logistical legwork.  

What is the durability of shipping container homes?

Shipping container homes can last at least for 25 years but they can last even much longer if they are properly maintained. However, rusting is the only issue that can reduce the lifespan of these homes. 

Interesting facts about container homes in India 

Container homes have gained popularity across the world, however, in India, it is still a new concept. The concept of container homes in India was only confined to low-cost accommodation and for mobile office around the construction sites.

However, it is now becoming a popular trend among the High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) who want to experiment with different housing layouts. 

How much does a shipping container home cost in India?

On an average, the construction cost of each unit in India around is Rs 5 Lakhs.

Where was the first container home built in India?

India’s first container home is claimed to be built in Bengaluru five years back.

Which are the major cities in India where container architecture is trending?

Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Jodhpur are some of the popular cities in India where the concept of container architecture is trending.   

Is container home legal in India?

There is no regulation to set up a container home in India, however, it may vary from one state to another. 

This modern structure nested in New Jersey, comprises of six shipping containers.

The concept of container homes has been a popular concept in Western countries, however, this concept is now gradually making its strong presence in India. Container homes in India can be a cost-effective means for providing housing for the poor with endless possibilities of building strong structures to overcome housing scarcity. 

Shruti Aswal
Shruti Aswal Shruti Aswal is an avid writer with over 4+ years of experience in content creation now. Shruti calls herself a 'Wacky Writer' and always loves to think Out-Of-The-Box. She holds experience in writing marketing content, social media management, SEO writing, and community management. In her leisure time. she enjoys writing Short stories for her Insta page and holds strong affinity for dogs.
Shruti Aswal Shruti Aswal is an avid writer with over 4+ years of experience in content creation now. Shruti calls herself a 'Wacky Writer' and always loves to think Out-Of-The-Box. She holds experience in writing marketing content, social media management, SEO writing, and community management. In her leisure time. she enjoys writing Short stories for her Insta page and holds strong affinity for dogs.