By building something different you will minimize the number of buyers that you will have, lessening the chance of the house selling quickly.
Find an agent that can think outside the box with you when selling these homes. The unique approach that you have can be complimented by an agent that can find the unique spot that they deserve.
Some ideas on selling; write an area article for the paper on the homes, have a cocktail party and invite the "who's who" of your town, have a naming contest for your technique. Anything to get publicity. If this would be a cost cutting measure where you can pass the savings along publicize that!!!
Most of all have an agent that will work hand in hand with you and take the time to properly market your homes.
Good luck with your endeavors!!!
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station
If financing is in place, the buyers will be more likely to take a chance on what you have to offer.
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I think it is a great idea. I was once in a home that was built from a plane. Yes a plane. It was considerably smaller than a 747. (It is located in northern Arkansas! Whooo Pig Sooie!) While it was great to tour and see how it was renovated, I would wager it would have a very small market. I agree with the other posters that say it would depen on where it was located. Some of the more Artsy type communities would probably welcome it with open arms and it would do great. You put the same house in a more conservative area and it may not do so well. Good luck it sounds great!
That said there is a market for this type of architecture especially in places that are very green and eco friendly as Santa Monica and parts of Northern Ca.
Eco Friendly building is the wave of the future and you are not the first to want to build with recycled materials. I am an Eco Broker and I work as a specialty in adveritsing and marketing eco friendly homes. If the home is built sound, up to code and of course has visual appeal it will sell. Below is a great site wtih eco building links and builders. Let me know if you have any other questions.
You'll have no problem as long as you can get the thing financed...that will derive from getting Certificates of Occupancy from the local municipalities. I am going to Google you right now...clever! Those containers can be had for $2k for the 40's...you have a great idea that can be standardized or adapted to suit so many applications it makes my head spin.