Today’s construction industry is facing unprecedented growing pressures, originating from the lack of available resources, climate change with increasing instances of natural disasters along rising material and transportation costs. These trends have helped trigger widespread adoption of sustainable design and construction methods. The design principals behind the ‘Eco Modular’ container house include an optimized structure, the use of recycled materials, low cost secure transportation with less packaging materials …… to provide an aesthetically pleasing, cost effective option to buy green.
Imagine using a container that is specifically designed for national and international transportation, that can be delivered nearly anywhere on the globe, shows up on your site and inside it are all the structural components needed to build a house. Better yet….there’s no need to return the container; as it becomes an integral part of the structure by forming a ‘building block’ to which the structure extending the living space is attached.
“Container houses, where the dwelling is essentially the interior of the box have been around for quite a while. There are two basic reasons why those types of shipping container houses haven’t seen the success some have envisioned…firstly, they were designed to ship cargo – not to be lived in. They are uncomfortable even claustrophobic spaces. Secondly, they are costly to modify and eventually the cost-benefit ratio falls apart. It’s just too expensive to retrofit a container to be a nice space.
What we are doing is ENTIRELY different….It’s one thing to decorate the inside of a shipping box, but it’s a completely new idea to use the box as structure as well as a vehicle for delivery of a home’s structural parts.” ~ Matthew Coates