Monthly Archive:: April 2015

15 Ways To Make Your Shipping Container Home More Eco-Friendly

Posted By: April 30, 2015 In How To

So we already know that using shipping containers for constructing buildings is environmentally friendly. In a recent survey, we found that the two most common reasons people want to live in a container home is because they are affordable and Eco friendly. Read more about that here. Let’s discuss some

20 Ways The Shipping Container Took Over The World Infographic

Posted By: April 28, 2015 In Featured

We often forget about the actual shipping container when we see some of the incredible homes. Today we want to pay tribute to the humble shipping container  which has revolutionized the world since 1956. For instance, did you know that close to 90% of everything you purchase is shipped

23 Shipping Container Home Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Building My Shipping Container Home”

Posted By: April 14, 2015 In Featured

We receive lots of emails from people asking us how to get started constructing a building out of shipping containers. So to answer this question, we asked 23 shipping container building owners to reveal to us what you really need to know. Top 3 Things You Need to Know:

Who Built The First Shipping Container Home?

Posted By: April 9, 2015 In Featured

We covered the complete history of shipping containers. Do you think that when Malcom McLean developed the shipping container he imagined them to be used as building materials? It’s doubtful. Visionaries such as Phillip Clark and Nicholas Lacey certainly did, though. The first official document citing the use of shipping containers as

Are Shipping Container Homes Dangerous To Live In?

Posted By: April 4, 2015 In Guides

Lots of people come to our site and see shipping container homes and fall in love with how incredible they look and also how affordable they are. But they always want to know if living in a shipping container home is safe. We get emails from mothers asking if