Over the past seven years we’ve seen amazing advances here at Earthcube with a great deal of research towards developing the best system for each situation. Shipping container architecture is a viable alternative for situations where access, natural disasters or the desire for modular but surprisingly it’s not always the cheapest option.
2A shipping container home built to NZ standards will cost over $3,000 per M2 and we do have other option more suitable to New Zealand including our European Earthquake Block system at around $2,300 per M2 and well above NZ standards. The fact that this system was developed in Germany over 100 years ago and those homes are still there today is very reassuring… and that’s true sustainability, a home built to last for future generations.
So whether shipping container, earthquake block or other system, tell us about your project and let us help you find the best option in terms of a sustainable, affordable and enjoyable home.