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3 Things To Avoid When Building A Shipping Container Home

 

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Homes built from shipping containers have many benefits – lower cost compared to many other building methods, stronger structures thanks to the steel frame, and the possibility of building your home much faster than traditional methods allow for.

But there are 3  issues that you must bear in mind before embarking on a project of this type.  They can all be overcome quickly and inexpensively, but you must know about them before you can deal with them – something missing from a number of resources on cargo container builds.  Here are the main ones to be aware of. Continue reading 3 Things To Avoid When Building A Shipping Container Home

How can I build my own house on a tight budget?

The container cabin

Thinking of building your own home but budget implications are getting in the way?  Have you seen the latest alternative … using shipping containers?

It sounds crazy but you’ll be surprised how many buildings are made from shipping containers (also known as ISBU), from studio apartments in London to mansions in places like the Hamptons and California!

Continue reading How can I build my own house on a tight budget?

Choosing A Good Quality Container

Five shipping containers

Cargo containers are built to be strong and to last, which makes them perfect for a home-build project. A number of factors can affect the integrity of a shipping container – age, materials used, how weathered they are etc.  If you’re on the lookout for the perfect container, then the following advice may help you identify the best one for the task in hand. Continue reading Choosing A Good Quality Container

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