How to Design a Container Home?
The most important decision you have to make is which is the best company you can contact to design your container home. Before you decide to pick the best company, you need to come up with a rough sketch and description of how big (total square footage), how many rooms, how many bathrooms, laundry room, mudroom, storage closets, furnace or equipment room, living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 level or 2 levels, garage.
The best way to come up with a rough sketch is to first search out designs that have already been done which will save you a lot of time and money from having you to design a container home that has already been designed. Even if you don’t use the exact design it will give you a good starting point and ideas to complete your own design.
Using an existing design may save you Structural Engineering and Mechanical Drawings showing the HVAC system which is necessary if you are looking at obtaining a building permit and having it approved allowing you to build it on your site.
Average cost for design, structural engineer stamped drawings with HVAC and mechanical drawings are going to run you between $8,500 to $25,000 depending on the several factors and the biggest factor is the complexity of the design, and where is it being built.
If you want to design a container home to be self-sustainable, you have to find a company that has the expertise to be able to do it. This is not widely used so finding a competent company won’t be easy. We suggest you talk to the head designer and determine if their expertise and experience seems to be the right fit to complete the design of your container home.
A background in the Electronics industry would be helpful as the majority of the equipment you will need will have to be interfaced with an electrical system eg. Wind generator, solar panels, back up batteries all electrical items that all have to work with each other.
Containers R Us has all the experience and expertise needed to assist you to design a container home. Call us at +1 (855) 224-2221 and start your design of a container home now.