Container house, is it really low cost?
Before doing research, my logic tell me if that's true, container house should have been the main stream in GVRD, since we have the highest average house price in the whole country.
After a few clicks, I found that for a simple container house, the cost for parts and pieces might be $100-150/square foot. it looks cheaper than to build a wood frame house in Vancouver, BC, which runs between $200 and $350+ dollars per square foot. But how about the permit from City, any restriction? and foundation, since the container is heavier than wood frame, will the foundation cost more than wood frame house? will the container last long in Raincouver? even with the above unknown info, I feel that in the long run, container house wont' be much cheaper than typical wood frame house here and might even cost when time past by, might need the coating every year to survive from the rain. Really appreciate if some professional can give me more info to nail my conclusion.