Storage container homes

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Does anyone know if storage container homes qualify as real estate? I am thinking of maybe building a storage container home. Essentially it would be 3 or 4 storage containers mounted together in a way to make it like a home. I've seen some really cool homes made out of storage containers. Has anyone here ever tried to build homes out of them?

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April 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Sure they could if built into a home. I've known people who build their own storage container homes, and put them on the market for sale soon after. They sell fairly fast and for good prices too. Most people who buy these types of houses, like a small place. If built right, you could make a lot of money off of it.

April 18, 2020 3:22 PM

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Well, I think it can be qualified as real estate. Sometimes people might want to build a home that looks interesting on paper, but it’s costly to build. “If you’re smart in your design and usage, you could build a lower-cost home than one that’s traditionally constructed. For instance, you’ll want to reap the benefits of the shipping container’s steel structure. If you design your home so you keep the giant steel doors and shutters, you’ll enjoy the added security and protection. “If someone wants to break into your cottage, they’ll probably go to the cottage down the road because it’s too much work.

May 28, 2020 10:42 AM

Sure. For many of us, the American Dream means having somewhere to call our own. A king or Queen and their castle. But in more populous areas of the country, space for housing is at a premium. Some cities have capped the amount of new single-family residences that can be built to spur multi-family construction. The state of Oregon is even considering allowing four homes on lots currently zoned for single-family homes in cities with a population of 10,000 or more. In Minneapolis, zoning for single-family homes is on the way out. Other municipalities throughout the country are considering similar regulations or bans to combat the housing crunch as well as sprawl.

May 30, 2020 12:54 PM

Shipping container homes were borne, at least in part, out of a desire to live efficiently and affordably. After all, a skilled DIYer can build a home out of a couple of containers for about the price of a mid-size car. But what if you love the idea of living in a container home, but building one…not so much? Or maybe you’re not so keen on the way the containers look, even if you embrace the idea for other reasons.

June 4, 2020 3:29 PM

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Pre-fab means prefabricated. That means the house is not being built from scratch on site, although, when it comes to shipping container homes, even customs will use some pre-made parts (like the shipping container itself). These are, not surprisingly, far more affordable than a custom build.

June 7, 2020 4:37 PM