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Scope of Container Homes in India

Kanwal Kumar

Kanwal Kumar Kandhari, Founder & CEO at Kumar and Associates

Have you heard of container homes before? Well, it might seem interesting. These homes are built using the containers which are used to carry goods on ships and trucks as well as freshly fabricated also. Such houses can be built using new or old containers. These giant blocks are being used to build houses of various shapes and sizes. 

With the help of these containers, the developers can make various sustainable and affordable homes that are of high quality. Some of the top giants are the leading players in this container homes market.

Growth of container homes in Indian market

The overall size of the global container market is supposed to increase by the year 2025. Moreover, the developers are building these homes using various shipping containers, which are all scraped.


This started as an architectural project. It was something that was to be built on its own. Container homes can be easily modified as per the needs of the customers. As green home or green living is quite an on-trend, now people are trying to put these to use and are converting such cargo container structures. As a result, the ones, which are lying around and are unused can be used up easily.

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So, where do shipping containers come into play?

This container home concept was originally a hobby, and it has now become a sustainable form of development. There are over 14 million containers easily available that are of no use at all.

Benefits for container home market

Construction cost is low: As the construction required is minimal, it lessens the cost of construction.

Construction is easy: Building a house using traditional ways takes more time than a home constructed using shipping containers. Shipping containers can be built in less than three months, whereas brick houses take seven to eight months.


Has good stability: Shipping containers carry heavy loads. The containers are durable that can withstand harsh climatic conditions. The shipping containers can easily be put together on one another to make a multi-storey building. These houses are natural disaster-proof with high stability.

Remote construction: These Shipping container buildings can be built off-site and later delivered to your land ready to move in. As these houses are built in the workshop there is less disturbance to the neighbouring area. And sometimes the ground isn’t suitable for building a house onsite. Therefore,  container houses could be made in a workshop, and then a finished container building can be delivered to the location.

Environmentally Friendly: Container Homes prevent noise, air and water pollution. By using waste containers for construction purposes, developers tend to recycle the containers and save the environment.

Conclusion: Prefabricated container architecture is in great demand. The future seems to be bright for container homes with myriad opportunities. It is suitable for buyers who have less budget to own a house.