Shipping containers have evolved into much more than simple containers used to transport items from point A to point B. Shipping containers can now be purchased and people have found many innovative ways to use them including using the containers as modules for their houses. In fact, shipping containers are in many ways ideal as building structures as they can both be stacked up on one another and care built to handle heavy materials. Another positive that such containers hold is their durability against harsh environments such as high seas and variate temperatures in both extremes hot and cold. Many have started using shipping containers as house modules in which they are compiled and form a whole house. The shipping containers have standard widths, heights and lengths, which allows users to align them in various formations. Empty shipping containers can be stacked up twelve containers high which provides users with a range of positions to place them in. As shipping containers are made of steel which means owners can cut them in various ways all while being less costly than conventional construction materials such as bricks, cement and wood. They are also easy to drill and add attachments unlike wooden framed constructions. Some might be weary of using containers as houses or modules for their houses but it is noteworthy to remember that these containers were made and specifically designed to withstand all temperatures and weather conditions all while carrying heavy shipments. When a buyer decides to purchase a shipping container, they may be as little as 1,200$ up to $6000 for a new one. When using a shipping container as a module for a house there are a few things to keep in mind. The buyer should remember that these are in fact giant steel boxes and so for houses built in hot arid areas, these containers will need insulation as steel conducts heat. Heat and humidity will create rust in the containers so insulation is a crucial component. Another important factoid to recognize is that although these containers can be placed in various ways allowing for multiple types of housing architecture, the spaces of the different rooms or modules will always be their default width and height unless they are modified. Builders could obviously weld two containers into one but this is a modification which would have to be done. So the next time you are considering building a house, a shed, a storage unit or even as on site waste management facilities, that is a septic tank, consider shipping containers as an alternative and cost efficient material.