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 $ 5,000 to R $ 25,000.
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.
70 Container House Ideas to Inspire
After these tips, check out our selection of 60 container home designs that range from architecture, decor and plants . Maybe you do not get inspired by this kind of house, do you?
Picture 1 - Position two containers perpendicularly to form a house with ground floor and upper floor.
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 has been 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 container can be painted of the color that you want.
Image 6 - How about dare to make a container house ?.
Image 7 - Stacked in a different way.
Picture 8 - The most amazing thing to live in a container house is that you can install it anywhere.
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.
Picture 10 - Adding some decorative items it is possible to make a very cozy environment in the container house.
Image 11A - What do you think about placing a container for each room in the house?
Image 11B - That way, you will have much more privacy.
Image 12 - Have you thought about coating the whole container with wood?
Image 13 - On narrow terrain are also welcome.
Image 14 - The container model can also be great for a restaurant.
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!
Image 16 - If the intention is to provide a more rustic environment, the wood flooring is ideal.
Image 17 - Stacking some containers is possible to make a very sophisticated two-story house.
Image 18 - Or you can keep the original structure.
Image 19 - But if you paint in black, the container house is highly modern.
Image 20 - Another option of ultramodern container house.
Picture 21 - The joining of materials such as wood, container and glass can turn into a beautiful house.
Image 22 - The versatility of the container is impressive.
Image 23A - In the container house even gives to make a balcony.
Image 23B - And a terrace to catch a little sun.
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 - With some transformations you can transform the container house into a restaurant.
Image 26 - How about making some very stylish combinations?
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 29A - What luxury is this glass ceiling.
Picture 29B - And this amazing kitchen!
Picture 30 - Make your pull in container!
Image 31 - Using multiple containers you can build a house the size you want
Image 32 - Solar panels are part of the architecture.
Picture 33 - Still can make a garage to store your car
Image 34 - The central patio interconnects the two sides of the house.
Image 35 - Container house on the beach.
Image 36 - When merging rooms of different structures the final result is quite interesting.
Image 37 - Using the right lighting is possible to create a modern and sophisticated environment.
Picture 38 - The cover protects the balcony area.
Image 39 - Even a container condominium is possible.
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 - You can use the container only to make a room of the house.
Picture 42 - The strong colors combine perfectly with a container structure.
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.
Image 54 - The inner space of a container house may be larger than you think.
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 container can be used only to give a special touch to the place.
Image 59 - Mirrors to bring amplitude.
Image 60 - Or be the true structure of your home
Image 61 - How about adding parts of a container to highlight a certain area of the house?
Picture 62 - For those who prefer a simpler house, can build a small house container
Picture 63 - To highlight the entrance of the house, make a wood paneling and a charming door.
Image 64 - Do you believe that this house is all made of container?
Picture 65 - With much creativity it even gives to make a beach house ready to welcome the whole family.
Image 66 - Use varied colors to make a container house fun.
Picture 67 - In the interior of the house it is possible to make combinations of colors and materials.
Image 68 - Using container in the design of your home is the opportunity you have to create an innovative environment that is related to sustainability.
Image 69 - As a model of modernity the container house impresses with the ability to adapt to any space.
Picture 70 - The container house can be an excellent opportunity to create innovative spaces.