How To Build Your Own Shipping Container Home
How Would You Like To Own A Home Like This? Keep Reading to discover how to build your own shipping container home.
Right now there are a large surplus of containers thus resulting in low prices. These shipping containers are being used all over the world by regular people like you and I to build quality homes.
With mortgage and rents at all time highs shipping container homes are an affordable, effective, green solution that is available to the average person who wants to have their own home.
You can build your own shipping container home with the right tools.
Please Watch The Above Video To Find Out How.
There are essentially 7 Steps To Build Your Container Home
Step 1 Choose Your Design
Before you purchase your containers or do anything else you want to have an idea of how your finished home will look. Plan how much space you will need or want and start working up a floorpan. The easiest method would be to choose a design that already exist. You can find pre-designed container home plans here along with everything else you will need to complete your project.
Step 2 Aquire Your Building Land
After you have selected a design you will need to acquire your building land. Maybe you already own land or you may want to choose a piece of beachfront property. It is really up to you. An important factor to keep in mind when choosing land to build on are the codes and regulations for that piece of land. Ensure you check and follow the specific regulations and you should be fine.
Step 3 Buy Your Shipping Containers
Once you have your design and land ready it is now time to make the actual purchase of the containers you will be using to build your home. Containers can range in quality from new to used and range in price from $1500 to $4000. It is important to only buy containers which you can see in person and do a quality check for yourself to ensure the integrity of the container(s).
Step 4 Cut Out Doors And Windows
Now that you have a design, land and actual containers the real work can begin. First you will need to cut out sections of the container to be used as doors and windows. In order to do this you will need either a plasma cutter, cutting torch, grinder or even a jigsaw. With careful planning and consideration you can do this yourself or hire an expert cutter to help you out. With the tools and help all that is needed is to cut the desired doors and windows according to the design from Step 1.
Step 5 Set A Foundation
Foundations can be a traditional concrete block, a crawl space or a basement. Your foundation will depend on your location, requirements and your own personal preferences. For example, if you decide on a design with more than one container you may want to use a basement foundation as it fits best and provides extra space.
Step 6 Move Containers Into Position
Now that you have the preliminary work done it is time to move your container(s) into position. The easiest way to place your containers on their foundation is with a crane. If you don’t own a crane you can hire a local builder. Try to find one that has experience in setting sections of prefab housing.
Some container suppliers have swing thru trucks that deliver and lift containers a short distance from the truck which is a second placement option. A third option would be to rent a terrain forklift for a few hours to set your containers in place.
Step 7 Focus On The Details
This is the step where you truly make this your dream home. The details include setting insulation, connecting the electrical supply, configuring the plumbing, removing or encapsulating flooring, sealing cracks, enclosing the openings, adding door and windows, framing the inside, installing a subfloor, and finally adding furnishings and appliances.
To achieve all the 7 Steps easily you can use the container home blueprint which will save you time, energy and money.
The Benefits of Shipping Container Homes:
1 They are Easy:
These homes don’t require professional builders amateurs can build their own house.
2 They are Fast:
Homes can be built in as little as 1 month.
3 They are Affordable:
These homes cost less than a comparable size wood-frame home.
4 They are Updatable:
Containers can be added later to maximize total living space.
5 Freedom from mortgage payment to a bank and high rent:
You can build your own shipping container home and it is DIY friendly.
To get the expert help and the information you need to get started and avoid mistakes and headaches, Warren Thatcher, a builder for over 14 years has put together A Comprehensive Guide:
It Is A Simple Step-By-Step Manual To Design And Build Your Own Shipping Container Home From Scratch
This manual covers the 7 steps in detail and drills down each step to the specifics.
Warren reveals his secrets and teaches you:
-How to build a beautifully designed home using shipping containers.
-What costly mistakes you must avoid so your project doesn’t collapse like a house of cards!
-The fastest way to get your project complete and livable.
-Where money can be saved and where you need to invest those savings for the best results.
-The cheapest way to build a container home from start to finish.
-How to correctly prepare your site for footings or concrete foundations.
-Step-by-step instructions to obtain a building permit including a check list of what you need to do.
-Secret sources to get a shipping container at the lowest possible price.
-Crucial pre-purchase inspection tips!
-Electrical layout and installation plans.
-15 3D container layout options to help you out.
All The Information You Need And Much More!! To Start And Finish Your New Shipping Container Home!