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When Should I Not Build With Shipping Containers?

Posted By: August 14, 2017 In Guides

Shipping container homes have become increasingly popular over the last decade. We all know that building with shipping containers can be cheap, good for the environment and fast. However, there are times when you absolutely should not use shipping containers to build your home. The same goes for any

5 Must Have Tools When Building A Shipping Container Home

Posted By: July 27, 2017 In Guides

Shipping container home construction has certain unique characteristics when compared to traditional brick and mortar construction. One area where this is most apparent is the distinctive set of tools required to build a shipping container home. I receive a lot of questions about which tools, both power and hand

What to Prepare Before Building a Shipping Container Home

Posted By: July 7, 2017 In Guides

Once you’ve decided to build a shipping container home, there are 5 key things you need to prepare before you go any further: Budget, Design, Land, Shipping Containers and Contractors. Without adequately preparing these key 5 things, you will already be off to a shaky start with your build.

Introducing the New Shipping Container Home Plans Package

Posted By: June 9, 2017 In Featured

It’s been nearly two years since we have published a book here at Container Home Plans. The reasons for this are numerous, but mainly it’s because we have been focusing heavily on our two key goals: Help improve the awareness of shipping container homes. Be the #1 resource for

This Couple Turned 2 Shipping Containers Into A Home

Posted By: May 22, 2017 In Interviews

Welcome to our third shipping container home interview of 2017. It’s my pleasure this week to introduce Jaimie from Kalama, Washington. She contacted us earlier on last month, informing us that along with her husband, she’d recently completed her shipping container build. Here’s what she wrote:   I wanted