Essential knowledge about heat transfer in shipping container buildings

Posted By: July 10, 2018 In Featured

If you’ve ever touched a hot stove, used a hair dryer, or felt the heat of a bonfire on a cold night, you have an intuitive sense of heat transfer. Adding heat where it is needed and removing heat where it is unwanted are two of the most energy

Best options for offloading your shipping containers

Posted By: April 18, 2018 In Guides

You’ve done it.  You’ve committed to purchasing a shipping container (or several of them) and have the perfect place in mind to set it up and start your build.  Now it’s time to think through the logistics of the delivery and offloading. How much clearance do you have around

Interview: Short Term Rental Container Home Build

Posted By: March 1, 2018 In Interviews

We recently had the opportunity to interview Shelley from the Elgin region of South Africa.  Shelley is a grandmother who had the idea of building a shipping container house to use for short-term rentals.  She overcame quite a few obstacles to end up with the beautiful home you see

Should you use a Refrigerated Shipping Container for your Container Home?

Posted By: February 5, 2018 In Featured

We’re often asked about refrigerated shipping containers, commonly known in the shipping industry as reefers. As we’ve already discussed, one of the primary issues encountered when building a container home is adding insulation. Without insulation, your container will be noisy and, more importantly, uncomfortably warm or cold depending on

Must Read Shipping Container Home Articles of 2017

Posted By: December 21, 2017 In Featured

Welcome to the last article of 2017 for Container Home Plans. 2017 has been a standout year for both us and shipping container homes in general. Their popularity has continued to rise and we’re even seeing major publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post talking about shipping container