These Shipping container accommodation units were built up in Saskatchewan Province Canada for 3Twenty Solutions. They specialise in buildings for mining and oil companies.
Due to the harsh locations many of the buildings have to be brought in during the winters over ice roads and due to the harsh weather its difficult to also construct on site. So prefabricated and shipping containers are the perfect adaptable home for the job. Providing shelter for the workers as well as being easily mobile with most units near completion before they are moved up to their final destination as a shipping container home for mining/oil workers.
There are many reasons. Firstly you have to look at the current economic situation and the fact property is dropping in value rather rapidly. Long term it will recover but where do you really want your money tied up? In a house that may drop by 30% next year? Or maybe you would prefer to build modular which could also allow you to adapt and expand as your budget allows rather than trying to find large amounts of cash you can literally do this in segments depending on your design. Big advantage of that being you don’t owe the bank! There are a lot of properties within container designs that make them an ideal starting point for a new house or cheap accommodation for renting out. But first you have to decide is it what you want..
There are some interesting design aspects of Steele Design’s Escape P.O.D. namely the use of natural ventilation although have a concern about roof removal of a container and also if tropical like here the overhangs would be better further out for not only catching more cool air to cool the building but also to prevent a soaking if there is heavy rainfall and a side wind. Concept is good though very minimalistic but no doubt could be easily functional.