Container Home Build in pictures Part 2

This video is part 2 showing the progress of a home being built out of two 8′ x 40′ shipping containers. Visit us at for more detailed descriptions of the different processes involved in the construction.


Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low cost.


Strength and durability

Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and support heavy loads when they are stacked in high columns. They are also designed to resist harsh environments – they are transported globally on ocean going vessels or can be covered in road salt when transported on roads.


All shipping containers are made to the same standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. This simplifies design, planning and transport. As they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation, structural construction is completed by simply emplacing them. Due to the containers’ modular design additional construction is as easy as stacking more containers. They can be stacked up to 12 high when empty.

Advantages Continued


Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes.


Used shipping containers are available across the globe. In cases where a company or country receives more containers than it can use to ship in the return directions these containers have no real use, since it is not cost effective to return empty containers to their origin.


Many used containers are available at a cost that is low compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar — which also require larger more expensive foundations.
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39 thoughts on “Container Home Build in pictures Part 2

  • September 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Com varanda!!! Aí sim!

  • September 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Great video – horrific music 🙁

  • September 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Great idea, but where is the finished part for walls? No mudding, painting? same thing on cabinets, accessories installed, but they are not painted or stained. otherwise everything look fantastic.

  • September 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Get rid of that annoying music, either have voice over or better music not both.

  • September 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm


  • September 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    BRILLIANT/ Got part 3 available (???)

  • September 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    very nice ,hope i can build a home like this

  • September 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Any reason for no insulation (home rated)??

  • September 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Es lo mejor i económico que e visto

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:08 am

    You've "contained" your home well.

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Skrillex does not suck haha but it is all subjective

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Hola. Soy de Uruguay. Me encanta el trabajo que haces.

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:45 am


  • September 21, 2017 at 1:02 am

    The man with the plan. Good job. The only thing I would change is, instead of welding the original container doors shut, I would have opened them up and made a small patio by adding a small floor and sliding glass window. By the way I think the added tin roof on this project was genius.

  • September 21, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Think I would of built the roof with a view to having a useable room up there. Containers rigid enough to support a floor. Make a nice bedroom or study with great views.

  • September 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    I really like this build. So my next question is how much $ ?

  • September 21, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Well done.

  • September 21, 2017 at 3:01 am

    does this cost alot to have all this done to the shipping containers

  • September 21, 2017 at 3:32 am

    bon amazing job i would have not thought that this could be done i would have use rockwool for insulation little better r value

  • September 21, 2017 at 3:57 am

    With so much modification what is the point of starting with shipping contains? is it realy that much cheaper, better, faster, easier than stick built or cinder block?

  • September 21, 2017 at 4:36 am

    stealing this

  • September 21, 2017 at 5:32 am

    that is off the chain! i like this one…

  • September 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Can you use a cell phone in a container home?

  • September 21, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Very nice! Also the cool jazz goes well with the video

  • September 21, 2017 at 7:10 am

    very pretty

  • September 21, 2017 at 7:47 am

    out first Design still a strong seller

  • September 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Awsome idea, also like the music who is it?

  • September 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Should put the link to your website in the description. Having it in the title like that, you can't click on it to visit the site.

  • September 21, 2017 at 9:20 am


  • September 21, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I'm a bit confused. Is this a collection of ideas for the possible layout of the container or is it meant to be all one container because the first bedrooms far too big to be inside a container.

  • September 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I like the use of a midship door set.  Nicely thought out.
    BTW it's easy to join ISOs to get more space. The joint need not be welded onsite (for example weld a flanged joint from two pieces of mild steel angle to the roofs and throughbolt those with a gasket between), and clamps to hold the corner fittings together are standard commercial items (see the Tandemloc catalog online, many drawings, great resource).  One could weld corner locks to sections of I-beam cut to the total width of a multiple ISO structure then assemble the bits quickly onsite. Set beams, lower first ISO, lock, repeat.
    Users in very cold climates can copy what the many military and commercial outfits do if they want more insulation. Check the Sea Box site gallery for some interesting ideas. Steel building companies make kits which integrate ISO containers with their standard multipiece shells so you can take advantage of the box and have it be the sidewall or endwall for larger space. The total structure is made stronger by using an  ISO. 

  • September 21, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Yes…that's a nice design.

  • September 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Whenever someone reuses, repurposes anything, it is magic. Fantastic!!!!1

  • September 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

    we spray the internal walls with high quality eps insulation foam as well as the stud walls on the inside, our containers also come with the 3.4 width making is more attractive to people wanting more space. we have a very high 4.1R and can design to suit clients needs.

  • September 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    how is that insulated? what's the r-value? you'd lose a lot of space with studs and insulation.

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I love the video and the concept!!
    By the way, the music….
    So Fine (Trumpet Instrumental)
    2 Men 4 Soul

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    tell you the truth I really don't know just liked the sound of a random tune here in youtube, I tried to find it but no luck sorry. but happy you liked. I will have more to see when the new website is launched seacontainerhomes com

  • September 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Great video. Love this concept very creative indeed. What's the name of the music playing?

  • September 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm


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