Prefab Container Homes Under 50K

Container homes have come a long way in terms of style and amenities. Today’s models look chic and modern and provide all the necessary comforts.

For potential homebuyers on a limited budget, prefab container homes can be a great option. Prefab container homes for sale provide a great place to live and a convenient way to get on the property ladder. Read on to discover several of our most exciting prefab container homes under 50K!

The Bliss Hut

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Image courtesy of: UpHut OÜ model The Bliss Hut

The Bliss Hut is an example of how affordable prefab container homes under 50K can be. This model starts at 28,800 € (before VAT) and offers 13.7 square metres for a cost of only 2,102 € per square metre.

That is just over a third of the average cost per square metre in Germany[1] and about 30% less than the cost in Estonia.
For that amount, you get living space for two adults in a home with gorgeous windows. It is like the best studio flat ever.

Living Container

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Image courtesy of: Inboxlifestyle model Living Container

Of course, you have a third option with modular homes: adding another container! With a model like the Living Container, it’s easy. This two-bedroom model has 24 square metres and a versatile layout that is easy to add on to.

Adding a second or third container will give you as much square footage as an average-sized flat. And with each container costing only 32,000 €, it is still an affordable home!


blokki mini prefab container under 50k
Image courtesy of: Blokki model Blokki Mini

Blokki homes pack a lot of living into a small amount of space. The insulation and window placement will keep these homes cosy in the coldest winters. That’s why they’re available for delivery anywhere in the EU, plus the mountainous terrain of Andorra, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland and the colder climates of, Iceland, and Norway.

There are two Blokki models to choose from that are suitable for households of one to two adults. The Blokki mini has a studio layout of 25 square metres, while the 1Blokki has a bedroom separate from the living space and is 38 square metres.

Family Hut

Image courtesy of: UpHut OÜ model Uphut Family hut

The Family Hut has an open floor plan that gives an airy and flowy feeling. In a small space, choosing one big room over several small ones can make the most of what you have.

This model has 26.7 square metres of space with one bedroom and bath. It lends itself well to a vacation cottage or everyday outdoor living. The large glass windows bring the outside in with lots of natural light, and the wooden slat walls look incredibly natural.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Container House?

Container homes are far less expensive than other property options. Your property options in an area are limited by the existing houses available and the average price per square metre.

Prefab container homes are built in factories. That means builders can take advantage of economies of scale, which lowers the cost to consumers. It also means that prefab container homes for sale are much more affordable than existing homes in high-cost areas.

You can even find some prefab homes under 20K, depending on your preference.

Is a Container Home Worth It?

Yes! If you’re on a limited budget and looking to get on the property ladder, prefab container homes are a great choice.

And if you’re wondering how long container homes last, they’re about as durable as other houses, provided they are maintained.

This means you can plan on living in your home long-term or selling your home for a decent return as you build your family.

Having a smaller home also means you will have money to spend on adding frills and creature comforts like solar panels, hot tubs, and patios.

Do Container Homes Get Hot?

Temperature control in container homes can be an issue. This is especially true in smaller container homes. While the corrugated metal sides provide excellent structural stability and good protection from wind and rain, they do not offer much insulation.

Insulation is incredibly important for keeping your home cool in the summer or warm in the winter. Ideally, your prefab home will come with installed insulation, so you do not have to DIY it.

If you’re concerned about keeping your home cool in the summer, you need to consider the size and placement of the windows. Reflective roofing can also help to keep your home cool in summer.

On the other hand, with such a small home to heat and cool, your energy bills will likely be much lower than they are right now! Good curtains and efficient appliances will help keep your home at the proper temperature.

What are the Things to Consider Before Buying a Shipping Container Home?

There’s a lot to think about before buying a prefab home, but the floor plan is one of the most significant considerations. When purchasing a container home, layout may be the most crucial aspect to keep in mind.

In a very small home, the floor plan has to maximise your space and work with your lifestyle. The container home floor plan for a vacation cottage will be very different than a tiny home meant for daily living. The number of people and pets living with you will also determine how much space you need to be comfortable.

What are the Drawbacks to Shipping Container Homes?

There are some drawbacks to these homes. The biggest one is the hidden costs that can pop up. Getting planning permissions, paying for building permits, and connecting utilities, can all be surprisingly expensive.

That’s why it pays to work with an established company that has experience shipping and installing homes in your country. At Spassio, you can easily get in touch with manufacturers of container homes, to discuss your project requirements.

The Bottom Line

Modern prefab container homes are unmatched when it comes to versatility, affordability, and style. There are models to suit any budget, aesthetic, and lifestyle. Check out our wide selection of prefab container homes under 50K and start your journey to homeownership!


[1]Square Metre Prices in Germany compared to Europe

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