JDI have done (3) projects with shipping containers in the past but all three are in a southern state of the U.S. I am very reluctant to post information here regarding this subject as the laws and the costs are vastly different. I will say the cost of the containers are predicated on demand AND the city where you will purchase. I was lucky in a way as the city is Savannah Ga. a MAJOR port city, there are lots of containers and easy delivery to the three locations where I needed them.What is the cost for a shipping container?
As I recall, (5-6 years ago) the cost delivered was about $3500 for the 20 footer that I used on my property but don't remember the cost of the 40 footers which was for a private project I did for someone.
I suspect here, IMHO, the negatives for using them would outweigh the positives.I base that opinion on project I am currently doing in Santo Domingo that with ease of buying materials, getting good help instantly and ease of construction has been a blessing.