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My Shipping Containers Have Arrived, Now What?

Posted By: January 11, 2017 In Guides

The moment your shipping containers arrive is definitely one of the most exciting parts of building a shipping container home. You’ve planned the build, chosen your containers and your containers have arrived. But now what? Before the containers arrive you should have already prepared your building site. This makes

Building A Shipping Container Home: Cost Breakdown

Posted By: November 23, 2016 In Guides

I’ve spoken a lot here at Container Home Plans about the importance of planning your shipping container home before you build. This will help you avoid simple mistakes before you start building. But how are you meant to plan if you can’t estimate the cost? I’ve previously shared examples

Should You Build Your Own Shipping Container Home?

Posted By: July 25, 2016 In Guides

So you already know that living in a shipping container home can be a great way to save money and become debt free. The question you’re wondering about is, whether you should build the shipping container home yourself? It’s a question only you can answer, but we’re going to

Frequently Asked Questions About Shipping Container Homes

Posted By: March 7, 2016 In Guides

It’s been several years since we first published an article on Container Home Plans. Since then we’ve grown in size and are now fortunate enough to have readers from all around the world. It’s a rare day now when a reader doesn’t get in touch to ask us a

Shipping Container Home: Foundation Types

Posted By: September 2, 2015 In Guides

When building a shipping container home, you need to lay a foundation which the containers can be placed upon. The foundation ‘type’ you can use will vary depending on: your budget, structural requirements, local soil type and local building conventions. You need to make sure you choose the right