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Container House

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Building a house made with shipping container


Building a house with shipping containers can be a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional construction methods. Here are the basic steps to follow:

  1. Plan and Design: First, you need to plan and design your container house. You can hire an architect or a container house builder to help you with this step. Determine the number of containers you'll need, the layout of the rooms, the size of the windows, doors, etc.

  2. Choose your Containers: You can buy new or used containers from shipping companies, or you can use a container supplier. Consider the condition of the containers, their size, and whether they have any modifications or not.

  3. Site Preparation: Prepare your building site by leveling the ground, adding a foundation or concrete slab, and installing utilities such as plumbing, electricity, and sewage.

  4. Container Placement: Once your site is ready, you can place the containers onto the foundation or slab. You can stack them to create multi-story buildings, or you can place them side by side to create a larger living space.

  5. Cutting and Welding: Cut openings for windows and doors, and reinforce the container walls with steel beams to create larger openings. Weld the containers together to create a strong and stable structure.

  6. Insulation: Add insulation to the walls, ceiling, and floor to keep the interior temperature comfortable and energy-efficient.

  7. Finishing: Finish the interior and exterior of the house. You can use materials such as drywall, plywood, or other types of paneling for the walls, and add flooring, cabinetry, and fixtures for the interior.

  8. Plumbing and Electrical: Install plumbing and electrical systems according to your design. This includes running wires and pipes, installing outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, and other electrical components.

  9. Permits and Inspections: Obtain the necessary permits and have your container house inspected to ensure that it meets all building codes and safety regulations.

Building a house with shipping containers requires careful planning, design, and construction, but it can be a unique and affordable way to create a comfortable living space.

Contact us for more details if you would like to build one of your own. Our team will be happy to assist you every step of the way, from conception to execution.

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Container House


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