A lot of people are looking into using recycled cargo containers as a material source for building homes. They undoubtedly are a green substitute to other materials and using those does a lot of good for the recycling community. We don't notice it very much but there are reasonably a lot of unused, empty cargo containers sitting at ports all around the world doing nothing but taking up space. Or worse yet, being sent off to landfill.
Producers of goods and the shipping companies that ship those goods see them as disposable items; throwaways just like the soda cans so many customers still don't see value in. It's actually rather exclusive for countries to ship unused and empty containers back to their country of origin and quite often it's cheaper to buy new containers when the need for them arise.You can navigate to this website if you are interested in buying a shipping container.
Costs for consignment containers vary but on average you can get a recycled one for about $1,500. The average container has about 350 square feet of space. Someone who wants a 3,000 square foot home would have to pay approximately $80 per square foot to have a home built using traditional methods. In some parts of the U.S. it costs well over $100 per square foot.