Build Your Own Shipping Container Home: The Beginner’s Guide
Shipping Container Homes are all the rage at the moment. And for good reason. With a bit of knowledge, a shipping container can be transformed into a beautiful, low-cost, environmentally friendly home. If you’d like to build your own Shipping Container Home this guide will teach you everything you need to know to make your project a success.
Is a Shipping Container Home for You?
Building a Shipping Container Home isn’t for everyone. Discover some of the surprising advantages and be warned of the common pitfalls of using this experimental building technique. Armed with this knowledge you can decide for yourself whether a Shipping Container Home is right for you.
Separate a Bargain from a Ripoff
Walking into a container yard in search of a second-hand shipping container is like entering a second-hand car dealership. Learn the difference between a bargain and a rip-off so you don’t get taken for a sucker. It pays to know what you’re talking about so you don’t end up with a lemon!
Dealing with Planning and Building Authorities
Most Shipping Container Home projects come unstuck at the planning or building permit stage. Shipping containers are still an experimental building technique, so authorities can be apprehensive to issue a permit. Learn some surefire ways to get the stamp of approval.
Let Nature Do Her Job
A well designed Shipping Container Home is cheap to run and comfortable to live in because it uses the sun and breezes to passively heat and cool the space. This guide gives you a number of tips to let mother nature do what she’s best at and passively heat and cool your home.
From Footings to Insulation
There are some key differences between traditional house building and Shipping Container Homes. From footings to insulation this guide and the accompanying resources section will teach you the techniques and products you need to know to make your project a success.
Learn How Others Did It
Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to your Shipping Container Home. Take a look at some success stories for inspiration and to learn what’s possible.
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