Shipping containers were once only a familiar site down at the docks or as make-shift storage containers on buildings sites. Today though, thanks to their affordability and strength, they are becoming an increasingly popular tool for building a home.
The shipping container home has a lot going for it with their huge scope for customization, the small amount of space they take up, how much work can be done off-site, and just how quickly they can be put up and lived in.
With the right planning, a shipping container home can be up with a smoking chimney in just a few weeks.
The question then, is why doesn't everyone build out of shipping containers? While offering many unique opportunities the shipping container homes also come with their own unique set off obstacles.
The most difficult one is getting the correct zoning permission to even build the thing.
After that you need to make sure that you account for the walls which can go wobbly or lose their strength if you cut them up in the wrong place. You then need to make sure that the famously weatherproof shipping containers can stand the heat or cold where you intend to build them.
Which is where this book comes in, to give you concise and easy-to-follow guidance in getting you ready to build your own shipping container home.
The pros and cons of shipping container homes will be discussed so that you are sure this is the building choice for you. You will be told how to get the best shipping containers for a good price, the philosophy behind choosing to living in a container, and how to approach building a shipping container.
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- Chae Frasure
- Jesse Sim