I've recently seen a TV series called Container Homes, where folks work with local contractors to turn 40 foot containers into homes. They seem quite durable, made to last multiple ocean crossings while stacked quite tall on container ships. I was wondering, assuming a local municipality allowed them even, if making a home from say 6 containers, making the equivalent of a 24 ft by 40 ft home, 3 wide and 2 stories tall, on a cement foundation and with city water and septic connection, would hold its value in comparison to a standard wood built house?
The containers would be mounted/secured to a standard foundation (or as needed to support their weight), welded to each other, connected to standard water/septic/electric/gas like a regular house. Internally insulated, painted externally, fitted with standard doors & windows, etc. The main difference is that instead of 2x4, 2x6, 2x8 walls, rafters, etc, all the structural support comes from the containers.
I'm assuming it would be taxed just like any other residential property, with a title, deed, insurance, etc. just like any other house.