Along with our partners at Renu Foundation we design and build basic and custom Container Homes for those who seek sensible, sustainable and affordable housing. From acquisition to fabrication and delivery, our skilled team of architects, designers, developers, and consultants have found a way to transform big boxes of steel into beautiful and fully-functional homes, offices and businesses.
With proper planning, you can endeavor to design and build a luxurious house for half the price of a “normal” house.
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There are two standard sizes for shipping containers: 20 x 8 x 8 ft. covering a surface of 160 sq. ft. and 40 x 8 x 8 with a surface of 320 sq. ft. A used 20-footer costs anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000, whereas a 40-footer costs $3,500 – $4,500.
You will also have to pay for professional labor (about $75-$150 per hour) and for the modifications needed to make the container livable. Expect to pay at least $15,000 for labor, more likely $25,000 per container.
There are some prefabricated shipping container houses sold for as little as $15,000. A larger and more luxurious house made of shipping containers can cost significantly more than $250,000, but it’s still only half the price for a high-end home of a similar size.