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Cargo Container Homes

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.
Shipping Container Homes! The new way to build an affordable home

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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

building with shipping containers
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Part 1: Man building amazing home with shipping containers

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