WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE IN A SHIP­PING CON­TAINER?

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS - Source: Box­ouse

Oak­land-based Box­ouse sells tiny homes made of ship­ping con­tain­ers for any­where from about $8,000to $50,000. Here’s a break­down of what such a home might cost to build: • Ship­ping con­tainer: $2,000 • Wood frame: $250 • In­su­la­tion: $500 • Win­dow and door: $500 • Wiring and lights: $200 • Ply­wood in­te­rior walls: $250 • Plumb­ing: $250 • Wa­ter heater: $150 • Shower: $500 • Toi­let: $150 • Kitchen: $500 • Wa­ter tank and pump: $250 • Waste­water tanks: $250 The above es­ti­mates don’t in­clude la­bor costs or all ma­te­rial costs.

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