Container to the Rescue

by Lizzy Nguyen

Solving Peru’s Housing Crisis, One Container at a Time

It’s estimated that over 1 million homes are required in Peru to close the country’s substantial housing gap! Sound staggering? What if we told you that that’s after the government have invested over 3.3 billion dollars in housing programs over the past 20 years. The main problem facing the housing market in Peru is affordability. Without an adequate housing policy, lacklustre urban planning, and few incentives to build affordable property, residents are struggling to find suitable housing options that are affordable and located in safe areas. The solution, according to TRS Studios, is the not-so-humble shipping container. TRS is proposing the construction of low-cost, comfortable housing using prefabricated shipping containers. The design aims to be unimposing and modular – with as little environmental impact as possible. The containers eliminate the need for costly building materials, and can be used in quick constructions that face time pressure – such as in cases of natural disaster. The versatility of shipping containers is considerably prominent in TRS’ designs!

As you’ll see below, TRS Studios propose the homes be made using recycled shipping containers and sustainable materials (such as strand board and wooden planks). Each house will be two stories with up to four bedrooms, a small garden, kitchen and living areas.

How to Get One of Your Own

Like what you see? So do we! The good news is that Shipping Container modifications are not limited to housing crisis relief on the outskirts of Peru. Increasingly, shipping containers are being converted into luxury homes, living spaces and granny flats – all at a fraction of the cost of traditional construction. They’ve become extremely popular due to their versatility, cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness – three key factors to which many individuals assign a high value. At Container Traders, we make it easy for you to achieve your construction goals and desires with shipping containers – saving you time and money. Container Traders stock a huge range of container types and sizes, right across Australia. Simply select your container and choose the alterations and additions you wish to make – we’ll handle the rest. Alternatively, choose to buy or hire an already converted shipping container space and save yourself the hassle – it’s totally up to you. Get in touch with the friendly team at Container Traders today, and find out how you can use shipping containers for your next construction project.