FAQ

When Shipping containers were originally created, they were designed with modularity in mind. They were required to withstand all kinds of abuse as they journey through some of the world’s harshest climates. From salt water to freezing temperatures, a shipping container is meant to handle the worst of the worst while protecting some of the world’s most precious cargo. Comprised of corten steel, it is in a shipping containers DNA to protect itself from any corrosion or rust, and when they fall off the ship they can take up to a week to sink. With more boxes being imported than exported, we have an opportunity to reuse something that is desperately looking for a new home.
A prefabricated shipping container home makes the construction process much simpler and more efficient than ever before. So why spend months building when it could be weeks? Imagine them as life-size lego blocks and you will start to see the vast possibilities and opportunities. Build a single level or multi-storey building. Place one in your backyard and then 10 years later move it somewhere new. When it comes to construction methods and building materials there are few alternatives that are as durable, portable and sustainable.

Modular construction isn’t a new idea, but often when people think modular they think temporary and temporary often means junk. But with shipping containers, modular just means flexibility without jeopardizing quality. Pre-manufactured modular construction is a more versatile and predictable way to build.
At Momoco we have set out to leverage the modularity and durability of the shipping container while not apologizing for what they are. We don’t hide our boxes, but we have embraced the essence of the shipping container.

A Momoco becomes a permanent fixture of your land and is generally permitted to go anywhere a standard home can go!

If it's considered permanent does that mean i can't move it?
A Momoco is typically welded to a permanent foundation and bolted together onsite. With the right tools and approvals, you can relocate your home in the future.

Momoco can go on a variety of ground surfaces, given the correct preparation. We recommend placing the Momoco on top of 4”x4” pressure treated wood planks, especially if the Momoco is going on top of grass. This will elevate the Momoco off the ground and help maintain the unit over a long period of time.

If it's considered permanent does that mean i can't move it?
A Momoco is typically welded to a permanent foundation and bolted together onsite. With the right tools and approvals, you can relocate your home in the future.

Some will argue that reusing shipping containers is eco-friendly, but I beg to differ, for a variety of reasons. However, if you’re going to go this route for your prefab home, Momoco at least do a good job of making an energy efficient, eco-friendly container home. Momoco homes have a rigid steel frame with insulation that makes the home impervious to water and flame resistant

We use a highly efficient certified 2lb polyurethane closed cell foam, which essentially eliminates any air gaps or air transfer. This keeps your Momoco cool in the summer and warm in the winter while not hurting your wallet!

It usually takes around 6 - 10 weeks depending upon the house and requirements.

A Momoco is simply a living space. A Home, a rental suite, office, guest house, suite, cabin or cottage, multi-unit apartment complex etc.

Our prices for units only and not included shipping to your country.
Please check price with us for shipping.

Yes, you can! We would just need to register your carrier ahead of time. On the day of pick-up, we would load your Momoco onto your trailer at no extra cost.

This could be either a positive or a negative, depending on your particular needs: Momoco floor plans are more or less fixed, other than the potential to mirror the layout. This makes for a simple, streamlined, and cost-efficient process that is predictable and less likely to experience delays or problems with unfamiliar materials. They do offer some styling and upgrade options, but these are quite limited.