DIY KITS – Container Home Kit CHK

Container Home Kit 1

Container Home Kit 2

Container Home Kit 3

Check out these cool Container Home Kits from Lot-EK. These would be great for quick setup of your new vacation home while saving earth too by re-using.

Lot-ek’s scalable system can accommodate anywhere from 640-2560 square feet, and comes fully equipped and ready to plop on-site with built-in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fully insulated AND furnished. It’s fully-equipped conceptually as well, making practical use of the world’s surplus of ISO cargo containers while exploiting the inherent structural qualities of the containers themselves.

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13 Responses to DIY KITS – Container Home Kit CHK

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  2. girrrrrrr2 says:

    i like in the second pic how it says lot-ek… so are they trying to saysomething???

  3. Carl says:

    This is a fantastic idea, you would have to rust proof them well, you should use bolts a few meters long into the ground so no wind will take them away.

  4. girrrrrrr2 says:

    and put the bults there so they dont think that it is a shipping crate still and take it away while ou are still in it and you will end up in china the next day… that would suck…

  5. Izl says:

    How would you power it?

  6. Dave says:

    This is what I would do. spray it with poly urithine (sprayable rubber) to make it rust/water proof. then bury it under ground for maximum r-value and energy efficiency. Power it like any other home, run city power to it or use solar or wind power. basically it’s a quick shell and you can modify it any way you want to. stack 3 on top of 3 weld them together and you have a hurricane proof house. what you can do with these things is only limited by your immagination

  7. Jordan says:

    How much would one of these things cost? I am very interested with these things for I am some what of a designer and think this is a great Idea.

  8. Craig says:

    Each unit costs around $3500 and then the insulation, wall board, cutting etc.
    My partner built his place for just under $200 /sq. foot but with
    mass production we could get this down to $150 sq. foot.

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  9. Nic says:

    A 40′ container’s weight is approximately 8,223 lbs empty. I dont think the wind will be moving it any time soon.

  10. Allen San Ramon, CA says:

    Nice. I am planning on building a home like this next year. Endless possiblilities.

  11. grace says:

    $200 per square foot for a 1000sq ft home is $200,000… that’s without land it sits on. So much for a less expensive alternative to a conventionally-built home!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hey – can you substantiate the square footage cost you just commented here??? That’s ultimate luxury home for stick built in my area… Thanks

  13. chris says:

    200sf, yea right. used cargo for 2000$ each so 8000$ for 4. 2 acers in central florida for 15000$ mismatched tile 50 cent or less so 1260 ft thats 630$ plus morter for DIY. spaying closed cell insolation at 1.60 sqft about -2000 plus drywall ??? so far thats about 26000$ septec tank 4-7000$, well if you want but use city water (????) and electric(????) then your perment,land impact, plumbing,ect,(4000- at most 10000) so around 42000 – 55000$ max. now interior stuff is xtra but a shell home with a C of O is less than 60000$ Im in the process of building one now. oh and I forgot to include shipping (from port of tampa about 30 miles and heavy equitment like forklift thats 100$ a day plus fule) but most stuff you can do yourself like cutting the metal with a tourch and installing tile,drywall,doors, windows, window AC (why cool the whole thing when you can turn on the upstairs or downstairs window unit?) still way cheaper than a 120000$ crap house in bad area plus savings on home insur$$$$$ hurrican proof, ect.evan at 70000$ you can mortgage that for like 350/400 a yr.

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