Alternative living spaces – An affordable Container home

Container home
Are you looking for a housing alternative that combines affordability with style? Look no further than the ALT Eco model. With its innovative use of ceramic insulated paint and unique industrial aesthetic, the ALT Eco model offers the perfect blend of cost-effectiveness and design. In this article, we will explore the features that make ALT Eco models stand out in the container housing industry.

The Affordable Solution: Ceramic Insulated Paint

The ALT Eco model stands out by providing excellent insulation properties at a fraction of the cost of traditional building methods. How is this achieved? The secret lies in the innovative use of ceramic insulated paint on the interior walls. This remarkable solution not only ensures a comfortable living environment but also keeps energy costs down. You can achieve a good R-Value without breaking the bank, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious individuals.

Embrace the Industrial Aesthetic

One of the standout features of the ALT Eco model is its unique industrial aesthetic. By utilizing the original container walls as the finished interior, you can embrace the raw beauty of corrugated steel. This adds character and charm to your living space, creating a cozy atmosphere that impresses guests and sets your container home apart from traditional housing options.

Founder's Vision: Tony Lopez

The driving force behind ALT is Tony Lopez, a visionary who is passionate about architecture, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing alternatives. Recognizing the need for accessible housing, Tony established ALT as a leader in the container housing industry and modern modular construction. With a commitment to making a global impact, ALT is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and continues to push the boundaries of container home design.

What Sets ALT's Eco Models Apart?

Now, let’s delve into the key features that make ALT’s Eco Models stand out:

  • Affordability: ALT’s Eco Models offer exceptional value for your investment, with prices starting at just $35,900 for a 20′ container home and $49,900 for a 40′ container home. You can achieve your dream of owning a stylish and affordable tiny house without compromising on quality.

  • Impressive Build Specs: ALT Container Homes are built with meticulous attention to detail and high-quality materials. Here’s a glimpse of the specifications:

    • Exterior: Cargo Worthy WWT shipping container available in light grey, white, or black exterior paint.
    • Interior Walls: Original container corrugated steel combined with drywall (white) for a clean and modern look.
    • Insulation: The ceramic insulated interior paint provides an impressive R-Value equivalent of 11, ensuring excellent thermal performance.
    • Flooring: The original container floor is finished with epoxy, offering durability and visual appeal.
    • HVAC: A 10,000 BTU portable AC unit keeps your home comfortable throughout the year.
  • Exciting Upgrade Options: Customize your ALT Eco Model to suit your preferences and lifestyle with these exciting upgrade options:

    • Roof Top Deck: Enjoy outdoor living and relaxation with a rooftop deck option.
    • Sofa Murphy Bed: Optimize your space with a multifunctional sofa that easily converts into a comfortable bed.
    • Glass Garage Door: Create a seamless connection between your interior and the outdoors with a stunning glass garage door.
    • Rustic Package: Add rustic charm to your container home with a package that includes carefully selected fixtures and finishes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Container Homes can be placed directly on the ground, but we recommend a cement pad, concrete piers, or a crushed gravel pad for added stability.
Container Homes are typically delivered on a flatbed trailer. Delivery costs vary based on the unit’s size and distance, with an average cost of approximately $6 per mile for distances under 500 miles.
Once your unit arrives, we recommend using a crane to place it on a foundation. Crane installation costs can range from $700 for simpler installs to around $1,500 for more complex installations.
Container Homes come equipped with mini-split HVAC units that provide ample heating and cooling for your comfort.
Rest assured, all ALT units are well-insulated to withstand various climates. If you live in an extreme climate, additional insulation measures can be taken to ensure your home remains adequately protected.
For units that are on wheels, we recommend contacting My Strategic Insurance for the appropriate coverage.
The most common places for tiny homes are on your own property, property owned by family or friends, or in most RV parks if your unit is on wheels.
We are here to assist you with the logistics of delivering and installing your unit. Typically, units are delivered on a flatbed or tilt-bed trailer, and cranes are often used to hoist the unit into place in your backyard.

To complete your container home DIY journey, it’s essential to find the perfect location for your ALT Eco Model. Discover how to optimize your surroundings, embrace nature, and create your sanctuary within the beauty of simplicity. Read our comprehensive guide on choosing the ideal location for your prefab tiny home here.

Don’t wait another moment to embark on your container home DIY journey with ALT’s Eco Models. Join us in creating affordable, stylish, and eco-friendly living spaces that make a difference. Together, let’s build a future we can be proud of!

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