It seems they can be cool or warm, depending on the season. I admit, I did not have a desire to live in a shipping container until recently. (This evening). After reading up on the subject, because I was sure there was no way it would every work for me, I discovered that one can purchase shipping containers that are already insulated or foam can be sprayed onto it after assembly.
Why would I want to live in a shipping container? Actually, I would like to live in approximately 5 or 6 of them connected together. It has do with Legos. I have always loved them and it would be very fun to build a home using shipping containers like legos. Plus I think it would look very modern and fun.
My new favorite house type is “Shipping Container” thanks to :
Debbie Glassberg, Industrial Designer
To find out more information, watch the following video:
Industrial designer Debbie Glassberg has got, hands down, the most stylish shipping container house we’ve seen yet. Erected in Kansas City, Missouri, the five-container house was designed by Glassberg. It encompasses 2,600 square feet kept toasty by geothermal heating and is decked out with modern design touches throughout. She estimates that this kind of home can be constructed for approximately $125/sf.
More pictures: http://freshome.com/2011/04/04/exceptional-container-home-by-and-for-industrial-designer-debbie-glassberg-video/comment-page-1/