FAQs

WHY SHIPPING CONTAINERS?

When shipping containers were originally created, they were designed with modularity in mind.  Originally they were built to withstand all kinds of abuse as they journey through some of the world’s harshest climates and must deliver goods to their destinations unharmed. They are made of corten steel to protect itself from any corrosion or rust and have a strong steel frame. Containers are designed to resist moisture, salty waters and extremely low temperatures. Their modularity is perfectly suitable for the production of living houses.

A prefabricated shipping container makes the construction process much more easier and efficient as ever before. Why spend months if you can have a house just in a few weeks? We can build a small single unit house as well as big multi-storey building. We can deliver and install the house on your land plot and you can move it to another location later if you like.

Module houses are not a new thing. Generally, when thinking of module house, the first impression that people often get is low quality, poor insulation and low comfort. But we offer you something completely different – a modern, durable, highly resistant and fashionable home. There are many building and design opportunities, starting with a tiny house, small family home, holiday home, guest house up to multi-storey rental building with a spacious planning. We use wood, metal, glass and many other high quality materials for the exterior and interior finish of our houses. After our professional touch, the shipping containers transform into sophisticated and modern homes.

We are very proud of our solution to create our beautiful homes from shipping containers. Due to their standardized size, it makes it easy to deliver our homes to any location with a ship or truck.

WHAT CAN A DOMINO HOME BE USED FOR?

DOMINO HOMES are built as modern living houses. It can be used as a family home, a rental suite, office, guest house, cabin or cottage, multi-unit apartment complex etc.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD AND INSTALL A DOMINO HOME?

The delivery time is 3 months from the date you sign the contract and make your first payment, installation requires on average 2-3 days.

CAN I CHOOSE THE FINISHING'S FOR MY DOMINO HOME?

Yes, even within our standard finishing’s we offer a wide range of options but you don’t have to be limited by these. Exterior cladding, interior wall finishes, floor coverings, paint colors, counter tops, fixtures and appliances can all be chosen to meet individual requirements, and clients are welcome to supply their own items for inclusion should they wish to do so.

HOW ARE DOMINO HOMES INSULATED?

We are experts in energy efficient construction, therefore DOMINO homes are built according to Passive house building principles.  Shipping containers are very well insulated from all six sides so that container’s steel structure is located inside a house. It eliminates the risk of condensation and avoids any thermal bridges. 

 

DO I NEED TO PREPARE THE SITE FOR INSTALLATION?

Yes, you will need to prepare your land for installation of the house. Typically land preparation involves leveling and compacting the land as well as preparing infrastructures such as electricity, water and sewage. 

WILL I NEED TO HIRE A CRANE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE HOUSE?

Yes, you will need a crane for the install, but we can manage (in Latvia) this process for you. It is difficult to give an exact cost of the crane as it depends on many factors such as , the location of your land, the size of the house to be installed etc. 

WHAT IS ZERO ENERGY HOME?

Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are regular grid-tied homes that are so air-tight, well insulated, and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year, leaving the occupants with a net zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home.

A zero energy home is not just a “green home” or a home with solar panels. A zero energy home combines advanced design and superior building systems with energy efficiency and on-site solar panels to produce a better home. Zero energy homes are ultra-comfortable, healthy, quiet, sustainable homes that are affordable to live in

WHERE DOMINO HOMES CAN BE DELIVERED?

We are based in Riga, Latvia. We can deliver to any country in Europe. You need to make sure that large trucks and a crane can access your property before placing an order.