Frequently asked questions

Below, we offer the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and doubts related to container houses.

As for any project for living area or house must take into account the site where the container will be located and the construction regulations of that place that prevent you from doing so, since it is possible in certain communities, neighborhood associations, municipalities or subdivisions this type of housing is not approved.

At MYB we advise you before starting the project or design to ensure that the land is suitable for your container home.

The containers are built to withstand long periods of travel on ships withstanding the worst conditions of saltpeter winds, water and extreme temperatures.

The containers we use at MYB are new and carry sheet metal maintenance and effective insulation to make it habitable.

The doors and windows are made of anti-impact materials, they have a design adjusted to the characteristics of the container. We have specialized equipment for transportation and placement in the field.

The inside of a container is treated with good insulation and appropriate coating materials to prevent corrosion and is coated with the type of sheet or material that best suits your budget. If you wish, you can leave your structure in sight to maintain a minimalist and ecological appearance, so the opportunities to transform a container with a good interior design are many all depending on the investment capacity of the owner. At MYB we have the experience and knowledge to make the interior design that best suits your budget.

A container house can be built in a period of approximately 6 to 9 months, after the project is approved by the competent bodies, depending on the equipment and resources available to the interested party.

Container houses offer a lot of creativity and flexibility in design. The basic structure can be reused in any way you see fit.

A container house with good maintenance can last >as long as any conventional house. Transport containers are robust designed with the purpose of protecting cargo that is transported by sea therefore they are able to withstand any weather condition that can be imagined:

  • Hurricanes
  • Waves
  • Winds
  • Snow
  • Storms 

But also, one you may not have thought about immediately: the sun's rays


Transport containers are made of steel alloys that resist the corrosive effects of rain, fog and other natural weather conditions forming an oxidation-like layer on metal, this in particular is one of the great advantages of container houses.


Este tipo de acero también se utiliza para construir puentes. Este material apenas requiere de mantenimiento una vez terminada la construcción. Debido a estas cualidades, las casas contenedoras son en realidad mucho más seguras que las casas tradicionales.

Container houses have some limitations, which with a good design can be corrected, however, it is good to take them into account when thinking about acquiring one of these houses.

  • They are narrower in structure.
  • It is necessary to adapt the architectural project to the dimensions relevant to the container.
  • It is necessary to invest economically in the adaptation of the container as a house and establish a structural reinforcement in doors and windows.
  • Requires regular maintenance. 
  • 5. In some spaces, to meet the standards of habitability, the combination of several containers is necessary.