Shipping Container Homes
Written by: Ar Rinka D'Monte
Date: 14 May 2020
If you have been reading about alternative home construction, then you surely would have come across houses made out of shipping containers. It is not a new concept, but has been experimented for a while now. With such vast examples from all over the world and in India, we feel it is a very lucrative and intriguing idea. Initially, it may sound as a fast way of design and build option for a house which is best suited for weekend homes or row houses in large residential complex or unique hotels / resorts which are spread over a large chunk of land, but mind it that every modular house or every container house is not well designed, planned and executed.
No wonder container homes still remain as a curious adventure for most, yet it does have potential. The design of the container houses is crucial for its life and usage (along with safety for its users), no doubt it sounds as a sustainable choice for faster home construction, but it will still depend upon the prior usage of the container.
With our ever increasing interest in developing newer methods and formats of house construction, we would like to explore the idea of an ideal container home in India and its possibilities.
Overall it is a house with purpose and conscious decision by its owner as it not following the usual path of house construction. It is giving an opportunity to a client to live in a uniquely designed house.