If you are looking for an intimate beachfront getaway, a compact urban abode or a larger, sprawling home on the open range, a shipping container house will be you perfect choice. Especially for those who simply can’t afford the traditional brick and mortar option, Shipping Container House could be the hot new trend.

Recently, a large amount of countries across the world including the US, the UK, New Zealand, Chili, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Norway, Switzerland and Australia are embracing the container home movement with container conversion projects.

Obviously, we all know that container houses are eco-friendly. However, apart from this benefit, there are still lots of other advantages of these houses. Firstly, they repurpose the thousands of unused containers scattered around global shore. Secondly, they are economical, with empty shipping containers costing anywhere from $1000 to $2000 each. Thirdly, because they are made from galvanized steel, they are much stronger and double than wooden frames. Fourthly, they are easy design and can be placed side-by side or up to 12 empty containers on top of each other. Fifthly, they are reinforced and ready for action, people just need to assemble the pre-built homes in as few as three days. Sixthly, they are resistant to mold, fire and termites. Seventhly, they can be converted into homes wherever is most convenient, and then easily transported and assembled at final destination. Eighthly, the materials are well and require very little maintenance. Finally, When building a house with shipping containers homes can be modified later on to include new modules

Nevertheless, every coin has two sides, so dose shipping container house. Although they have such advantages, their drawbacks could not be ignored as well. First of all, Boxy design that’s typically long and narrow, ending up 20 to 40 feet long but only about 8 feet wide and 8 feet high after insulation and interior walls are added. Then, Used containers may contain traces of pesticides and other chemicals used to protect cargo during transport, usually requiring a removal of the container floors before it is deemed habitable. Thirdly, Solvents used in shipping container construction may be harmful since the containers were not initially designed as living quarters. Next, Steel is a phenomenal heat conductor, which means you’ll need far more insulation than traditional homes to stay cool. And last but foremost, Building permits for a shipping container home may be tough to come by, or Prefab House not allowed in every area or municipality.