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Yes. Shipping container homes are significantly stronger and safer than traditional homes for a 3 very important reasons.
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Shipping container homes are absolutely safe in all weather conditions including lighting. All interior surfaces of shipping container homes, like regular homes, are covered with foam insulation, metal studs, drywall, , hardwood floors, carpeting , etc, so the home owners are never exposed directly to the corrugated metal. In addition, In the unlikely event that the container home is directly struck by lightning, the electrical dissipates evenly around the home and to the ground. In contrast traditional homes have less metal so a possible lighting strike is often concentrated and infinitely more dangerous if homeowners contact it. Contact us today and we will share with you more details about shipping container homes and electrical storm activity.
Yes. Container homes are a bit easier to build than traditional homes for one important reason, the structure and foundation are already in place. When installing doors and windows, simply remove sections of metal, complete framing, and install doors. Contact us today and we will show you how shipping container homes can be built to be moved easily if needed.
Yes. The roofs of shipping containers are commonly utilized as additional living and entertaining spaces. Contact us and we will show you how.
Yes. The most important reason why shipping container homes are infinitely more environmentally friendly than traditional homes is because they are made from up-cycled, used shipping containers. Therefore, no new materials are not required for the construction of walls and foundation. In addition, not only is your environmental impact minimal, but since framing of a house accounts for 15-25% of the cost, you are saving a significant amount of money. Contact us today and we will show you how.
Absolutely! Since shipping container already include frames, walls and foundation, savings are realized immediately. In addition, since you are building your own home, the savings are compounded. Contact us today and we will show you how to save even more.
Yes. Once you obtain a building permit, you are legally allowed to build and work on your own shipping container home. Contact us today and we can help you obtain your building permit and help you with the build when ready.
No. Well insulated shipping container home are neither hotter nor colder than traditional homes. Contact us today and we will show you how to properly insulate your shipping container home.
Like traditional homes, the cost of building a shipping container homes is based on the design, layout and amenities that you would like to include. Although the cost of an empty 40 foot container ranges form $2500 - $3500 depending on availability and distance from port, that's just a starting point. Next you'll need studs, insulation, drywall, doors and windows. After, you will need other items to make it more livable including toilets, shower/tub, sinks, cabinets, etc. Contact us and we will show you how to build your own shipping container home in the most economical manner possible.
Absolutely! If you can operate an electrical drill, you can build your own shipping container home. Building a container home may seem like a very large endeavour, however, like most projects, when broken down into simpler, easy-to-follow steps, it's not very difficult at all. Contact us today and we will help you through the simple, easy steps that add up to building a home.
Yes. Container homes like other homes are allowed in all cities. However, in some cities, the shipping container home may have to be clad with specific materials or exceed a minimum square footage in order to be approved by your local neighborhood association. Contact us today and we will help you get building permission to build your shipping container home.
The first step to building a shipping container home is simply doing your homework. Explore shipping container homes online, review our website, look at videos on YouTube, visit shipping container homes in person if available and most importantly, speak to individuals like us who build and live in shipping container homes. Contact us today and we will help ensure that you are ready to build your shipping container home.
Absolutely! Container homes are significantly easier to build that traditional homes for one very important reason, the structure and foundation are already in place. When installing doors and windows, you simply remove sections of metal, complete framing, and install. Although there are a few important differences, the rest of the build including insulation, plumbing, electrical, dry walling, etc, are identical to those processes in a traditional home build. Contact us today and we can discuss the process further.
Absolutely. Although many like the industrial look of unfinished shipping container homes, container homes can be clad with whatever materials you would like. Contact us today and we will show you have to ensure that your shipping container has the look that you are looking for.
I guess you can but I would not recommend it. In fact, most cities and municipalities require electricity, plumbing, insulation, etc before issuing a certificate of occupancy. In addition, if the shipping container home is being built on land that does not already have city resources, all the details of permitting including architectural drawings, foundation plans, engineering certification, just to name a few, must be completed before the city will allow electricity and give a green tag to build. Contact us and we can answer all of your questions and help you obtain permitting.
Zoning rules involve contacting your city or municipality before purchasing your land. Permitting is not difficult but it can be time consuming. Contact us and we will tell you about all of the items needed for a city permit and help you every step of the way.
Glass shipping container homes are shipping container home where large sections of the 3/16 inch corrugated metal walls have been replaced with double, triple or quadruple planed, insulated glass. Contact us today and we can show you how.
Absolutely! Although many individuals weld the frames for doors and windows to the container, I will show an alternative method for individuals that either do not have access to welding materials or would simply prefer not to weld. Contact us today and we will share our method and lessons learned with you.
Yes. Once you obtain a building permit, you are allowed to build and work on their own home. Contact us today and we will show you how.
No. Well insulated shipping container home are not hotter than traditional homes in the summer. Contact us today and we will show you how to properly vent and insulate your shipping container home.
Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes. The most common is 8 ft wide X 9.5 feet tall X 40 ft long. However, they are commonly found in both smaller and larger sizes. Contact us today and we will help you obtain the shipping container home or outdoor room that is right for you.
No. Container homes can be anything you would like them to be. Some folks have created sleek, modern shipping container homes from single 20 foot long containers. While others have used over sixteen, large, 40 foot long containers on concrete foundations to create stylish, 10,000 square foot, luxury mansions. Contact us today and we will share with you some glass shipping container home possibilities.