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Build an Affordable Home Using Shipping Containers

Many people are discovering how easy it is to build a quality container home from used shipping containers at an affordable price.  Alternative housing made from shipping containers is both durable and affordable and can be designed to look like a traditional house or by, taking advantage of the unique structural properties of cargo containers, you can build a truly unique shipping container home.  Take a look at the video of shipping container homes below to get some ideas on how unique shipping container homes can be.

If you’re serious about building a shipping container home you will definitely want to take a look at our review of shipping container design software or go directly to the source at Containers 4 Homes.  With their container home plans, guides and software you should be able to design your container home and easily pass review when submitting your home plans for building permit approval and/or local government approval.
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Innovative Uses for Cargo Containers

used shipping containerShipping Containers for Bicycle Transport and Displays

Storage containers are increasingly popular among bicycle manufacturers, according to the Alliance of containers Specialized Bicycles has chosen to use a 40 foot cargo container as an innovative way to transport and display their art bikes. Using shipping containers in this way marks a new era for transport and the packaging industry.

Free Shipping Containers

Used Shipping Containers for Free

Generally used shipping containers in good condition are sold for $2000 and up.  However, if you’re lucky, you may be able to come across used shipping containers for free.  Sometimes you may find a property owner who happens to have an unwanted cargo container on their property.  In such cases they are often happy to let you have the container for free if you are willing to pay the expense to move it off the property.

Shipping container homes are already an affordable housing option but if you’re able to pick up a cargo container for free you’ll have reduced your housing costs by that much more.

Be sure to take a look shipping container home plans before designing your container home.

 

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How To Pack A Shipping Container

shipping container dimensionsShipping Container Packing

Imagine you work in a glass factory and a customer has just ordered 240 cups. Each cup needs to be individually boxed before being packed in shipping containers for shipment. The measurements of each box is 3 x 6 inches x 6 inches The box is made of 1/8-inch thick cardboard. No need for spacers. To know how to pack a shipping container efficiently we need to know the dimensions of the containers if the boxes are arranged in 3 stacks of 10 boxes.  Think you can get the answer?

A. 30 1 / 4 X 18 1 / 4 X 6 1 / 4

B. 31 X 7 X 19

C. 29 1 / 4 x 17 1 / 4 5 1 / 4

D. None of the above.

There are three levels of boxes. They are each 3 inches high. So the height of the boxes is 0.125 +3 +3 +3 = 0.125 9.25 There are 10 on each level. This is 2 x 5 width is 0.125 +6 +6 0125 +6 +6 +6 = 30.25 Depth is 0.125 = 0.125 12.25 +6 +6 So I would say the answer is D. Number of containers. There 10×3 goblets per container for 30 boxes of 240 containers goblets/30goblets/container = 8 D.

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Shipping Container Crush Strength

Crush Resistance of a Shipping Container

What is the load bearing weight of a standard 20 foot shipping container?

I am thinking of placing three 20 foot shipping containers 6 feet in the ground and then using fill dirt on top of them. How much load bearing weight can shipping containers safely withstand?

The tare weight is listed on the sides of most cargo containers. I believe that for a typical 20 foot cargo container it’s something in the area of 36,000 pounds.  Of course you’ll want to have load limits like this verified before building a container home.  In many locations you will have to submit a home plan containing this information before being issued a building permit to construct your container home.

All of this type of engineering information as well as CAD design for container homes, container home plans and more are contained in the Containers 4 Homes package.

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Shipping Container Homes and Humidity Problems

Avoid Humidity Problems In a Shipping Container Home

Prior to building your shipping container home be sure to take into account the unique construction properties of the materials you’re working with.  A shipping container home can be very susceptible to humidity and moisture problems if you don’t plan ahead when designing your container home.

You should insulate the shipping container on both the outside and inside.  Many people then line the inside of the container with plaster and insulation rockwall. However moisture can be trapped behind the gypsum board and the steel surface.

You should plan on installing a vapor barrier. It can be as simple as a sheet of plastic which prevents the moisture from entering the interior of the home. Construction steel makers have the same problems to deal with and it’s instructive to take a look at the type of insulation and moisture barriers they use.

All of these types of details are covered in a good manual on building a shipping container home such as the container home plan designs provided by Containers4homes.

 

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Building With Shipping Containers

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Part 1: Man building amazing home with shipping containers

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