Homes 4 the Homeless believes that re-purposing metal storage and shipping containers in volume is the most effective means of helping the homeless available today. These basic building blocks create unlimited possibilities for larger-scale city rental projects that can fast-track efforts to make an impact on improving people’s lives. Look through our portfolio showcasing various projects from our action network and contact us to arrange a conversation with your ideas.
The beauty of metal storage shipping containers is in their ability to use modular construction techniques. Modular construction allows us to build much of the development at a central site using high-volume and high-quality production techniques that conform to regulations while saving time and lowering costs over normal methods. Modular construction takes many shapes and sizes with panels and pre-formed structures that are finished on the insides before delivery. It reduces construction time, is safer, quieter and cleaner while making it easier and more cost-effective for designers and architects.
The common shipping container is an uncommon building-block for helping the homeless. Using these basic structures, designers and architects have the flexibility of streamlining the planning process, while satisfying the needs of the community. The small residential units typically are 300-400 square feet, but with modular designs, the possibilities are endless. Let us know what’s right for you.
Our experience shows that container construction projects offer significant time savings over traditional methods. Projects have reduced construction times to completion by 30-60 percent, according to participants in our action network. They also reduce the workforce at the construction location by as much as 70 percent, which offers considerable benefits for the health and safety of the workforce, as well as storage, maintenance and operations. Container homes can be delivered quickly and efficiently via shipping, train, truck or flatbed.
Construction of these container homes takes place in a highly-controlled factory environment. This ensures greater precision and conformity to various safety and building standards. All the work of the modules and the interiors is done on location before delivery to the project. All this results in higher quality leading to significant benefits to the overall project.
The bottom line with shipping container construction is lowering costs by as much as 30 percent, according to members of our action network. These savings are brought by offering greater efficiencies in time, design, planning, permitting, construction, resources, labor, transportation, storage, maintenance and management. Ask us about rental plans that work within your budget. Our goal is to reduce your short-term costs in deploying a solution that will quickly alleviate homelessness. With so much potential, you cannot afford NOT to use storage containers for your next affordable housing project.
Container homes help reduce construction times and costs by about 30% over traditional residential developments.