The construction of a container house is increasingly common, so much so that it is always possible to find such a design in decorative samples. Even in smaller cities there is always that colorful house made with stacked containers, which catches the eye of anyone who crosses the sidewalk.
Although this type of dwelling is the dream of many, it is necessary to analyze some important items before opting for a house in container. Whether you are an area professional or lover of this type of construction, be sure to read these tips:
What is the ideal ground for a container house?
There are two container sizes, 6m and 12m long, both 2.5m wide. With this, it is ideal that the area of insertion of the dwelling be adaptable to these measures. Remembering that you must add legal areas according to your city, such as distance, setbacks and permeable space.
Another important point is the topography of the terrain. As in any work, the flatter, cheaper and faster the construction, the container is no different. An area with several accesses and maneuvering space is essential for a work of this type, since the container is transported to the place by a crane.
Caring for transport
Generally, near the street there is the electrical wiring where the truck and cranes insert with the container. Without this sufficient space for the displacement, it will be necessary to remove the wires, which involves costs and planning.
Legislation for a house in container
All types of construction require City Hall approval, so have a good professional at your side to run an executive project that looks at all the bureaucratic issues for container housing.
Each city has a procedure for this approval, in doubt look for that professional help to go ahead with your project!
Remembering that all buildings need the registration, and with the housing in container is the same thing. The famous warehouse containers or trailer dwelling enter into another level, not checked in this case!
What kind of container for a house?
There are several types of containers for each type of use. In terms of housing, the High Cube and Standard have the best advantage due to their height and load limit.
If you choose a used container, check its origin and what was transported, since toxic materials can harm the health of the residents in the future. If it is rusty, it is possible to give a treatment with sandpaper and paint to leave it new for use.
Price of a container house
The value may vary from region to region and also from vendor. Issues such as quality, size, type and coatings greatly change the price. But on average the construction varies from R.000 to R.000 reais.
Container construction care
The container is 100% made of steel, which is a material fragile to heat, where the probability of falling or rising temperature is enormous. So the ideal is to have a thermal coating so that the whole space is pleasant in summer and winter.
60 Container House Ideas to Inspire
After these tips, check out our selection of 60 home container designs that cover everything from architecture, decoration and plants. Maybe you do not get inspired by this kind of house, do you?
Picture 1 - Volumes with different positions.
Picture 2 - Mix of concrete and container.
It is possible to mix two types of construction in the same building. In the above project, proof of this blend was successfully executed!
Picture 3 - Container coated in wood.
To give a more modern look to your construction, work with the wood flooring. Note, that some areas the steel is apparent to give that original air in the construction.
Picture 4 - House in container with two floors.
Picture 5 - The steel plate can be painted to highlight the facade.
In addition to other materials, such as wood and glass, the painting also highlights the look of this facade.
Picture 6 - A contemporary construction with a strong concept.
The construction was designed by 12 containers, where they gain a different architecture by their colors and volume set. The cool thing is that in each block was placed a different activity, which can also be used in your project.
Image 7 - Stacked in a different way.
Picture 8 - Linear container house.
Image 9 - Work full and empty in the architecture.
In this case, design balconies and outside areas highlighted by a material other than steel. In the above design, the wood details reinforced these spaces.
Image 10 - House container highly sustainable.
Image 11 - A young and modern residence.
The dormitory gains a noble position in the construction. Its glass panels promote a spectacular view to the outside of the house.
Image 12 - Promote your style in construction.
Image 13 - On narrow terrain are also welcome.
Image 14 - Container and metal structure.
Picture 15 - Make a contrast of colors.
Paint containers of different colors to highlight the architecture. They draw attention to anyone passing by on the street!
Picture 16 - Details of wood take rusticity to the house.
Image 17 - Cover of a house in container.
This coverage has the hydraulic structure and a small leisure area for the residents. The private sun terrace was designed not to disable this area of the container.
Picture 18 - House simple container.
Image 19 - House container for the family.
Image 20 - The blocks highlight the construction.
Picture 21 - Create accesses and external circulations.
Balconies and stairs can be positioned on the outside of the house. This way the accesses are simpler and functional for the day to day.
Image 22 - Containers crossed.
Image 23 - Paint containers in different colors.
Image 24 - Fixed by a metal structure.
Because it is a construction in balance, was planned a metal structure to hold the upper container. The solution to the facade was to highlight this structural detail with a red paint.
Image 25 - The large deck interconnects the terrain areas.
Image 26 - House container with cover.
Picture 27 - The set conveys the whole style of the house.
When designing a home, issues like landscaping, facade, materials and colors go together in architecture. Do not forget to interconnect all these points so that they are harmonic in the final result.
Image 28 - Create balconies in empty areas.
Image 29 - The facade treatment gets a cool and jovial air.
Picture 30 - Make your pull in container!
Image 31 - Openings are important.
Every house needs translucent windows or doors for the entrance and exit of light and air. To give the differential touch on your façade, try playing with different shapes on the windows. In the above case, the geometric cutouts gave personality to the construction.
Image 32 - Solar panels are part of the architecture.
Picture 33 - Container house with garage.
Image 34 - The central patio interconnects the two sides of the house.
Image 35 - Container house on the beach.
Image 36 - Modern container house.
Image 37 - Mix of colors and materials.
Picture 38 - The cover protects the balcony area.
Image 39 - Building style building.
Image 40 - The terrain helps to enhance the architecture.
The sloping terrain did not interfere with container construction. On the contrary, with a high investment, it was possible to insert a stylish house where the ground helped to hold the whole construction.
Image 41 - Container house with swimming pool.
Picture 42 - Container house with balcony.
Projects and plans of container house
Picture 43 - Ground floor of simple container house.
Because it is a small, standard-sized container, the layout perfectly fits the needs of a couple. The sofa becomes a bed, the kitchen gains minimal dimensions and the room partitions have a masonry reinforcement.
Image 44 - Integrated environments for better operation.
For a young single, try to prioritize the integration of environments. After all privacy is everywhere in the house! Try to design as if it were a studio apartment, where spaces are thought millimetrically to adapt to the day to day of the dweller.
Image 45 - Glass doors integrate the external and internal side of the building.
They are the perfect solution for those who have an outdoor area. As the project has a balcony and a swimming pool, the idea was to take privacy in the right measure.
Image 46 - Flexible furniture is the key to a better layout.
The bed has an opening system that adapts to the schedules of the resident. Throughout the day he can close the bed gaining a larger social space for other activities.
Image 47 - Linearity is its main characteristic.
Work space in a linear way, that is, a single corridor interconnects all the environments of the house.
Container house decoration
The decoration of a house in container, will depend a lot on the taste and profile of the residents. Each one has a style of their own, be it industrial, modern, jovial, rustic, Scandinavian, etc. After all, in this proposal there is no decoration to be followed.
Joining functionality and beauty is the main purpose in this decoration!
Image 48 - A touch of color to enhance the originality of the building.
Image 49 - The industrial style comes with everything in the proposal.
Picture 50 - Stripped and creative!
Image 51 - Get inspired in a tropical decor.
Image 52 - Container house with masculine decoration.
Picture 53 - Small but very well planned environments.
Picture 54 - Container house with contemporary decoration.
Image 55 - A jovial decoration to demonstrate the profile of the resident.
Image 56 - Container partitions also appear inside the residence.
Image 57 - Container house with modern decoration.
Image 58 - The decor must be creative and original.
Image 59 - Mirrors to bring amplitude.
Image 60 - Prioritize your needs!