The Austin Vacation Container Home. This is a nice, simple, and small house built from a shipping container down in Austin, Texas. You might recognize it for its appearance on HGTV’s “Container Homes.” From the gallery of images, you can check out what they did to finish this shipping container so you can’t even really tell it is a container, with bright wall paint, slat boards with natural finish, and a modern, simple overall look.
What does it take to build a shipping container house?
Building a container house may seem simple. Just connect two, three or however many used containers in a house. The final cost of the container house includes more than just a couple shipping containers, though, because naturally you need to arrange the containers and building site, and outfit the building for living.
The price of the package is important. But the price of the what’s in the shipping home is also important: doors, fittings, finishes, heating …
NOTE: There are photos to illustrate the sizes of these containers and the types of homes at the bottom of the article. It might be best to go down there and look through them first, so you can know what’s being explained. You can also refer to the images as you go along.
HOW MUCH DOES A CONTAINER COST?
To build a house you need a container or multiple containers. They come both new or used. A container can be purchased from your dealer. Suppliers are often in large commercial ports.
40 foot container: A container costs between $2200 and $3300 US. They also have 20 foot ones, and other sizes.
It takes one or two containers to build up a cabin or a small house. The shipping containers come painted. Transportation and installation of the package has an additional price. An old container can cost much less, but you have to buy a waterproof container, so make sure it meets that requirement.
The price of the container also depends on the manufacture, and on the quantity purchased. The price to buy 1 or 10 containers is not the same. For a good price, the used container is a better deal. The best solution is to go to a port or containers are numerous and where providers are also numerous.