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Shipping Container Zoning Permits and Building Codes: Which States Allow Them?

Posted By: October 12, 2017 In Guides

I’m often asked by people where the best place to build a shipping container home is. Honesty, I think it comes down to personal preferences. What makes a perfect location for someone might make it a terrible location for someone else. With that said, there are still factors which

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.

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