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.