Kubed Living offers beautiful container home designs that can be as big or small as your dreams demand. Homes offer expansive interiors, weatherproof sealing and spray foam insulation. Whether one of these buildings are being used as an ADU or a primary home, Kubed can help you live alternatively with a responsible, modern modular building.
Why Trust Kubed Living with Your Container Home?
Kubed Living was formed in Sherman Oaks, California because the founders wanted to be able to offer homes that are environmentally friendly, flexible and thoughtful. Container homes are able to offer the durability of steel structures with the ability to maximize living space.
Kubed makes sure that every container home design is:
- Energy efficient
- Cost effective
- Reduces waste and footprint
Innovative and thoughtful, the company uses a personalized building system that increases the precision of the design, reduces risk of transport damage and speeds up construction. All building systems allow for easier adaption to local building codes with ample opportunity to customize and personalize each design.
Full project guidance is provided, and local outsourcing that connect you with shipping container homes builders in Seattle, Los Angeles, El Paso – virtually anywhere in the country.
Residential, Commercial and Backyard Structures
Kubed can help you build residential and commercial buildings, and a lot of homeowners want the company to help them create functional backyard structures. The options available include:
A wide selection of residential options are available, including:
- Custom structures
- Multi-family structures
- Predesigned structures
The predesigned residential options all come with a base price and include interior framing, paint, electrical, plumbing and mechanical setup, luxury vinyl, toilets, vanity, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, cabinets, water heater and lighting options.
Multiple bedroom and bathroom options are available from one-bedroom options up.
Custom structures can be expanded to as large as you want. One project in Winchester, NH had a staggering four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom design. Multi-family structures are also available, including community projects, apartment complexes, student housing and numerous others.
Company representatives can help you design a structure to match your residential needs.
Pre-designed and custom solutions are available for backyard structures. The options available include:
- Entertainment lounges
- Home gyms
- Pool houses
When using pre-designed options, you’ll find everything that’s included in the price and all items not included. For example, the Kubed mini gym comes in two sizes (102 sq. ft. / $19,500 and 119 sq.ft. / $22,000).
The options that are not included in the price are the deck, delivery, permits and installation.
Custom structures allow you to work with the builder’s designers to come up with a structure that meets your functionality needs and can walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
Commercial structures offer function and efficiency, from the WorkKube to restaurant options, cafes and even lodging. Since commercial needs can vary from one business to another, the design team at Kubed Living will work intimately with all buyers to create a building that meets your needs at a price you can afford.
Due to the sturdy steel design, it’s possible to add windows and doors virtually anywhere on the shipping container.
WorkKubes, which are 100 square feet, come with a desk, sofa and chairs.
You can also choose to rent out a Kube at select locations on a daily basis to see what the container office experience is like before making the purchase.
Kubed Living FAQs
Do Contained Homes Sit on a Slab Foundation?
A container home can sit on multiple types of foundations:
Pier foundations are the cheapest option, but you can also choose to install your container on a slab if you wish. The slab foundation is more expensive, but since the foundation goes across the entire bottom of the home, the weight is evenly distributed on the foundation.
Are Kubed Homes Eco-Friendly?
Container homes make use of upcycling, in this case, a shipping container, to make it into a home. Shipping containers contain, depending on the size, nearly 3,500kg of steel. If the container is not repurposed, it will sit abandoned.
In this sense, a container home is eco-friendly because you’ll be reusing something rather than allowing the container to go to waste.
For the interior, it depends on your choices if the interior is eco-friendly or not.
What Sizes Are Available?
Containers have a standard width of 8-feet, but the length of the shipping container will vary. The standard-length options are:
Height can be 8 feet or 9.5 feet, but since containers are able to be stacked and fit together like Legos, it’s possible to piece containers together to create a style all your own.
What Areas Does Kubed Living Serve?
Kubed servers the entire continental United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The company has manufacturer facilities across the country, allowing them to offer the same great service from one state to another.
Will My City Allow Container Homes?
Kubed Living container homes are accepted in most cities for commercial projects due to their steel frames. Most steel frame construction is accepted in cities, and the response from most cities is very positive when Kubed contacts them.
Slowly, more and more cities are accepting and welcoming container homes.
When you contact Kubed Living, they’ll help you determine what rules and regulations are in place in your city.
Container home designs are starting to gain popularity, with more residential and commercial buyers looking for homes that are durable and affordable. Spray foam offers top-of-the-line insulation, with 3” foam used on the ceiling, floors and walls of the container to keep the space well-insulated.
Financing a container home build has been routinely difficult, as many lenders didn’t have experience with this type of home. Today, there are some lenders offering construction loans for container home builds.
The construction loan can be rolled into a 30-year mortgage when the construction project is completed.
Other financing options include:
- Equity lines of credit
- Personal loans
You’ll want to contact lenders in your area to find out what financing options you have available to you.