Scrapping metal isn’t always about towing in your old trailer or dumping 3-4 dishwashers into the back of your truck. Sometimes, it is just thinking outside the box. The conex box that is. With large steel containers sitting everywhere on every dock and train station yard in America…one day someone had a great idea. I’ll live in one of these, I’ll erect a conex home and revolutionize the way people look at building a home and the cost to do so. Guess what? It’s working.
Now before you run down to the docks, chain up a storage bin and drag it to your favorite lot, buyer beware. The latest trend in homes (the conex) building a home like a log cabin kit as a kid has grown rapidly. Everything from getaways, to bunkers to urban multi story mini mansions have been created and built. The reality is, it is a great idea, if you can conform to a modular mentality, and understand the symmetry limitations of a conex, you’ll be fine. One reality most people forget is..there are rules to live by when building a conex home and each state has rules and provisions. Texas and California are two of the best states to build for two totally different reasons. The real reality is this a possible cure for the homeless epidemic ravaging some of our larger metropolitan areas. Maybe..but probably not. The stark reality that these modulars still must be custom fitted for living suitability and someone must foot that bill…but homelessness was never about if we had extra housing or not. No, it seems conex living is for those who dare to try something new and different and have the money to experiment with an oversized under ventilated 1 ton storage facility custom built to live in, if they let you.