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What is the average cost of container homes?

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As of 2015, large houses made from shipping containers usually cost between $150,000 and $175,000. This price includes the cost of the containers themselves, transport to a new location, and the necessary contracting work to turn the containers into a livable residence.

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Each shipping container in a container home generally costs between $1,400 and $4,000, and most houses use two to four containers. The cost of transporting the containers is an additional $1,000 to $5,000, depending on distance and whether a crane is necessary to place them on the property. The final major cost for container homes is the contracting work necessary to hook up electricity and plumbing, which usually costs from $50 to $150 per hour.

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