The need for affordable housing is growing in many areas around the world, and shipping containers offer a unique solution to meet this demand. Shipping containers are strong, durable, and can be repurposed into living spaces, making them an ideal option for creating low-cost housing communities in a fraction of the time it takes for a traditional multi-family construction project.
Benefits of Shipping Containers
One of the main benefits of using shipping containers as a building material is their availability and a form factor that allows for easy expansion. Shipping containers are relatively inexpensive to purchase, compared to traditional building materials and can be modified to meet specific housing requirements. This makes them a cost-effective solution for creating affordable housing communities, which can help reduce the cost of living for families in need.
Another advantage of using shipping containers for affordable housing is their modular design. Shipping containers are designed to be easily transported, making it easy to move them from one location to another, which is particularly useful when it comes to building housing communities. With the use of multiple containers, these communities can be built to a variety of sizes, depending on the specific needs of the families who will be living there.
Strong and Durable
In addition to the cost savings, shipping containers offer a number of other benefits when it comes to building affordable housing communities. A shipping container’s strength and durability means these units can withstand severe weather conditions and resist damage from earthquakes or other natural disasters. This makes them a safe and secure option for families in need of affordable housing.
Quickly Built and Shipped
Using shipping containers also allows for quick build times and easy assembly. Once the containers have been transported to the desired location, they can be connected together to form a complete structure, with utilities and other essential systems added as needed. This makes it possible to create a complete housing community in a fraction of the time it would take to build with traditional building materials. Pair these accelerated construction times with our agile method of project management and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who can build these units and have them delivered as quickly as Bob’s Containers. The agile method of project management originated in the tech world, but we have curated the process to match our construction timelines. We break each project down into bite-sized sections allowing each step of the process to be executed with precision and timeliness. This process allows for the on-site construction and the unit to be built at the same time. In more traditional forms of construction, all of the site work must be completed before the build can take place. We can start on your build the same day as you break ground to start determining foundations and layout. This process leads to drastically reduced time to have inhabitable spaces.
Many shipping containers end their lifecycle after just one trip overseas. Taking these one-trip containers from these massive graveyards contributes to the global efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Without Bob’s coming in and putting these units to work, they would sit for a very long time and take up valuable real estate in or near our ports and other transportation hubs across the United States.
We hope you can see using multiple shipping containers to build affordable housing communities is a cost-effective and sustainable solution to the growing demand for affordable housing. With their strength, durability, quick and easy assembly, and low cost, shipping containers are the perfect choice for families in need of a secure and affordable place to call home.