CNN.com Features an Article on Shipping Container Homes

by Sean O'Hara on September 24, 2008

CNN.com has an article on a company called PFNC producing shipping container homes in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

I’ve seen a lot more discussion about shipping container homes lately in Mexico, the US and Jamaica. Basically the idea is that where countries are net importers they end up with an oversupply of shipping containers. The containers are weather tight and well built so they can be utilized as the structure for inexpensive housing. The basic shipping container is only 8 feet by 40 feet so a single shipping container is tight. However, they can be combined or utilized as only one piece of the overall structure. They can also be stacked on top of each other.

A link to more container houses

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ELIZABETH CHANDLER August 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I am interested to find out more about the containers.

I am moving to Mexico- we are looking into buying beach property and building to sell- your container options sound like a real alternative!

Could I contact you by phone to get some one on one info!

My number is ***-***-****.

Thank You!

Elizabeth

Dean Dalvit June 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Prices for these things range…
According to Complete Container Services:

20’ used container is $1700.00 to $2100.00
40’ standard used container is $2400.00
40’ HC (9.5’ tall) used container is $2500.00
53’ HC (102’ wide) used container is $3600.00

This does not include taxes or delivery fees.
If it is the Denver metro area it will be $165.00 per container for delivery.

Dean Dalvit June 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Here’s a local shipping container project. Interested to see how it will turn out!
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/video/14287846/index.html

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