Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your homes built?
Our homes are built in Stony Mountain, Canada. Stony Mountain is just outside of Winnipeg and allows us to deliver homes across North America quickly. Once the home is ready to ship, our mobile installation team drives to your property and installs the home.
Are they cheaper than traditional homes?
Our homes are very comparable to traditional homes. The difference is, our homes will last a lifetime!
Why should I build with shipping containers?
There are a few reasons to build with shipping containers. First, they’re green! You are reusing a container that would otherwise go to waste. Second, they are rodent proof, insect proof, and waterproof as well as fire resistant. Third, they can hold up to the harshest conditions Canada has to offer. Last, they are tough. Shipping containers were made to haul around thousands of pounds and get stacked like LEGO blocks. They are far stronger than traditional stick-framed houses.
Are they warmer than traditional homes?
Yes. They are sealed and insulated using spray foam. The spray foam provides an R-55 rating for the ceiling and R-42 for the sides of the home.
Do you deliver?
Yes. We can ship our homes worldwide. That includes remote areas that most traditional home builders would shy away from. This might mean having a helicopter air drop your home in place, but we’ll get the job done!
How expensive are they?
The homes start at $79,999 and go up from there depending on what exactly you’re looking for. Please CONTACT US for a better estimate of what your project might cost.
Where can I find designs for a shipping container home?
We have trained staff who would love to work with you in designing your dream home. These in-house staff will take you through the design process from start to finish.
How long do shipping container homes last?
If your home is cared for properly, it will last at least 25 years. Just add a layer of protective sealant if rust ever comes up and it will last you far longer.
Won't they rust because they're made out of metal?
All of our cans are one-time-use certified and have a fresh layer of protective paint to ensure rust doesn’t start. If you ever notice a patch of rust, simply take protective sealant and that will stop it in its tracks.
Where can I build a shipping container home?
These homes can be sent anywhere. From the beaches of Mexico to the cold Canadian North – our homes will last in any climate.
Where can I find a contractor to build my home?
We have been working with contractors since the very beginning. Because we do all the hard stuff in-house, a contractor might just have to finish a few loose ends. We will direct them on how to complete any remaining work so you don’t have to worry about it.
Why should I choose Northern Green Homes to build my dream home?
We hire experienced, well-trained, Red Seal certified employees who will build your home to or beyond all CSA Standards and building codes. Our containers are certified one-time-use and will last for generations if you care for them properly.

Ask Us A Question

Feel free to ask any questions through the
contact form below. We will answer as soon as we can.

Ask Us A Question

Don’t just go green, go Northern Green Homes!

Want to find out more about some of our other services? Contact us today!
See Our ProductsContact US