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Container homes- Then and now
Back in time, all people truly cared about was to build one of the most lavish homes and live in it.
Then, one fine day, came container homes which were built from durable, stack-able, strong,
movable, cut-able, modular and most importantly affordable container homes. Architects have
built several containers down the line, meeting requirements like of schools, offices, apartments,
artists' studios and so on wherein, they have been able to include swimming pools too!
Phillip C. Clark filed for a United States patent on November 23, 1987 described as "Method for
converting one or more steel shipping containers into a habitable building at a building site and
the product thereof". This patent was granted August 8, 1989 as patent 4854094. (Wikipedia)
container homes also started being dissolved by the US Army for it's durability and reliability,
keeping the things in it safe and secure and waterproof too!
Then, came the Gulf War in 1991 wherein, containers developed into a place where prisoners of
war would be transported. Holes were cut out for ventilation and were also used as military
shelters. They started adding sandbags to the walls of the shipping container to create another
layer of protection against grenades, guns and so on.
One of the most affordable container homes are shipped to North America from Asia- the ones
coming from Europe were considered to be extremely expensive without any reason.
In fact, it's a great option to opt for shipping container homes in India rather than, opting for
outsourcing used containers due to multiple defects like rust.
21st century container homes are dazzling today and considered to be the in- thing.
This is due to multiple reasons like:
affordability, time saving
efficient in nature
keeping customizations in mind
sustainable in nature
easy to build and more
Also, container houses have no limits- you build a school with it or, a restaurant or, swimming
pools, there's no limit to what can be a part of container homes.
Unlike the olden times, container homes are now easy to maintain and are accepted by all at
once! In fact, it's a great way to show your artistic side with the amazing customization or,
variations you can create for your dream home. It can be of any size, built on any length and
width of any property and so on in no time, at the most affordable rates.
Read: How to build a shipping container cabin?
Build yourself a container and let the world know it's history, t's benefits- don't worry- it won't be
hot! All containers are well- insulated such that you won't even need an AC unless, you opt for a
Try out prefab homes builder like Champion Prefabs and feel the difference when you live in
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