Container Houses Prices In South Africa

What are Container Houses?


Container homes are exactly what they sound like; homes made from steel shipping containers that you see carrying goods everywhere on trains, trucks, and ships. From these giant Lego blocks, people are building homes of all shapes and sizes. Shipping containers are generally available in 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft.

Container Houses Prices In South Africa

The price of South African shipping container homes for example, for a single-bedroom container home you can be expected to pay about R 109 500, 00. And for one featuring a bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom, the price can increase to about R 146 000, 00

Are container homes allowed in South Africa?

YesShipping container homes are allowed in South Africa in as much as the construction complies with the National Building Regulations of South Africa, and the materials used are approved for use in construction by Agrément South Africa.

Do banks finance shipping container homes in South Africa?

Not really. According to a statement from an applicant, even though they passed all their affordability tests, the banks in South Africa did not offer them financing for shipping container homes.

How much is a shipping container in SA?

In South Africa, the average cost of a 20–20′ standard container is about R13 500 per container. However, in comparison, a 40–length standard shipping container costs about R19 000 per unit.

Is it cheaper to build a house or a container home?

Yes, they are. Shipping container houses are significantly cheaper to build than regular homes. They are very resource efficient and can be made to look like regular houses.

You will need a building permit to build or install a container house, and you’ll likely need a site plan in order to obtain the building permit. Furthermore, they require lesser material intensity in comparison to building a normal house.