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Container Homes vs Traditional Homes

In recent years, container houses have become very popular in the construction market, mainly because they are easy to move and can be recycled for many times. They are widely used in temporary construction at construction sites; offices, workers’ dormitories, and temporary construction in scenic spots: hotels, guest houses, and There are temporary venues at the scene of large-scale events, etc. In addition, container houses have also helped many people who cannot afford commercial houses solve their housing problems because of their high quality and low price.

So what are the advantages of container homes VS traditional homes? The main advantages of containers over traditional commercial houses are shown in the following aspects:

Container Homes vs Traditional Homes
Container Homes vs Traditional Homes

Container Homes vs Traditional Homes


Traditional houses: first you need to buy land. The construction process requires the use of a large amount of raw materials such as reinforced cement and concrete, and the overall cost of the initial investment is very high.

Container house: It is necessary to obtain a local temporary construction permit, and does not require a large amount of capital to purchase land. All parts of the container house can be assembled directly after being prefabricated in the factory and transported to the site without a lot of labor costs. Compared with traditional houses, the initial investment cost is much less.


Container house: If it is not used in combination, the place where the container is placed basically does not require foundation treatment.

Traditional houses: The foundation needs to be laid according to the soil conditions.

Construction Speed

Container Houses are more easier to build.

Traditional homes: made from small brick and construction cement is also need deep foundation request, which can’t be worked on rainy days or extremely cold days, so its work time has requested on the weather.

Container homes: manufacturing period is long inside the factory, and even you can take it directly, then you need to pay more money on transportation than break down container units. After you took it from the port to your site, you need to take time on modification, the welding and cutting need a professional engineer to do it, you need to make an appointment with them also. It also takes time for you.

The prefab container homes are modular produced products, monthly production capacity is 500units, it loading in the bulk-load situation, and including everything you need for your home, such as lights, switch, window, socket, etc. The installation also can be fast, all screw-connected structure, don’t have special request on installation works, so you can make it yourself.


Container house: The container house can be moved as a whole at a short distance with only a forklift, and it can be moved as a whole at a super long distance with only a forklift and a flatbed trailer. And the service life is at least 15 years.

Traditional house: It is a passive building with a service life of up to 50 years after construction. It is not easy to dismantle or relocate, and cannot be reused.

Interior Decoration

Container house: The standard internal configuration includes 2 ceiling lamps and 3 sockets (one of which is an air-conditioning socket). It can be used only by connecting the household wire of the container house with the external power line. Air conditioning, electricity, wardrobes, beds, tables and chairs can also be configured according to needs.

Traditional houses: The interior needs to be decorated by yourself, and decoration materials are purchased, which increases the construction cost.

What Can You Do With Modular Container Homes?

Due to the convenient transportation of modular container houses, it is especially suitable for units that frequently change construction sites; it is strong and durable, all made of steel, and has strong shock resistance and deformation resistance; good sealing performance and strict manufacturing technology make this kind of mobile home very good Water tightness; The mobile house is based on a standard steel chassis, which can generate many combined spaces. Such as meeting rooms, dormitories, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. The house is a monolithic structure with a frame inside. The walls are made of steel plates and can be veneered with wood panels. The house can be moved as a whole, and its service life can reach more than 20 years.

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