Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Some containers are made of “Corten” steel. It is different than mild steel. Both will eventually rust, however, a Corten container will rust much slower because it has a corrosion retardant rust process (a process of deterioration which begins to protect the steel underneath). Corten steel is heartier than mild steel. Rhino Cubed only uses containers made of Corten steel.
Our new Rhino Cubes are insulated with closed cell spray foam insulation. Closed cell foam is approximately R6 per inch, so we are getting better R-values than most custom homes. In addition to the insulation, the vapor barrier will be directly on the inside of the metal skin of the container, any gap will be sealed and the insulation will add overall rigidity to the structure as a whole.
It turns out that truckers are very used to moving shipping containers (they do it every day). So, depending on the distance and your destination site, your Cube will be delivered by a trucking or hauling company.
Delivery cost depends on the distance from our manufacturing site. Once you’ve made your decision, we will get a quote on the delivery.
It will take from one to two months to build it, depending on what you order.
That depends. If you order a “studio” with limited water features, it could be classified as a “shed” with very few restrictions. If it is a small house, you will more than likely need a permit. You should check with your local city or county.
Rhino Cubed manufactures in New York.
Yes, we do. It will be included in your sales contract.
If your Cube is a standard home or Accessory Dwelling Unit, you will hook it up to electricity and sewer the same way any other home would be hooked up. You could access the internet and cable in the same way.
If you are operating “off-grid,” you can get your water from a well, tanks, or rainwater collection. Power can be supplied from solar panels, with storage in DC battery powered controller, and converted as necessary. We would recommend a composting toilet with grey water drainage or collection tanks.