The idea started in part due to the overflow of containers that are piling up in harbors along both coasts of the United States. In New York alone, over a million of these empty containers are stored in the harbor and along the Jersey turnpike. There are two main reasons for this excess of containers
Recently there has been some discussion that the use of shipping containers as housing might be a useful alternative for housing the poor and homeless, but the criticism has been that this will crate ghettos of substandard housing, creating more problems than would be solved.
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The last step is to install the container into the home along with all the accruements. Pump, intake pipes and filters need to be put in which are best done by a swimming pool company. They will advise you on drainage, power and water supply.
Traditional structures are built with frames of timber or steel, and with materials not as plentiful as they were, framing timbers are not the quality they used to be. I still have friends who are in the building game and one is a plasterboard fixer. These days one of his greatest frustrations is trying to hang plasterboard on frames that are not square and which have warping in the timbers. If the underlying structure is not square and flat, the finishing off cannot look as good as it should. He is often delayed in his work while the framers are called back to square up their work.
Companies don’t have much of an incentive to return the containers to their source. For example, in China, it costs about $2,300 to make one of these containers. But for a US company to ship an empty container back to China would cost about $900. So instead of spending the money, US companies have simply begun to store them.
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