It's not hard to imagine them sitting on top of ships, but containers are also making inroads into our urban landscape. Interest in container houses is not new, but their advantages are increasingly gaining the attention of a generation conscious of today’s ecological issues.
Are they an attractive option?
Let's take a closer look at a few myths surrounding container houses.
Are container houses eco-friendly? Absolutely.
Container houses are not strong.
False! The lifespan of a container house is estimated at 40 years. The metal structure of containers is known for its exceptional durability – as evidenced by the conditions under which they are transported and the contents with which they are loaded. Living out its life as a house? A walk in the park after a lifetime at sea!
Container houses do not offer flexibility.
False! First of all, container-based constructions do not require a Building and Land Use Permit (BLP). That’s one less administrative hassle. They are also completely modular: single-storey or multi-storey, block or row, a group of containers… Let your imagination do the rest!