mistakes to avoid when building a Shipping Container Homes

mistakes to avoid when building a Shipping Container Homes

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1. Buying the Wrong Type of Shipping Container

2. Not Researching Local Planning Regulations

3. Using the Wrong Type of Insulation

4. Cutting Too Much Steel Out Of Containers

5. Choosing the Wrong Builder/Contractor
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23 thoughts on “mistakes to avoid when building a Shipping Container Homes

  • August 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm

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  • August 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I know making videos takes quite a bit of effort, let those who comment bad, but you should try to make a better video, do not thypo

  • August 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I would say that you are correct in many of the statements made. However, insulation is a big deal. You can't just put up some loose batt with vapor barrier and not expect moisture to collect on the steel behind the insulation. Spray foam is the best because it prevents moisture on the steel. In reality, you are not going to live in a super cold area without a dehumidifier running full time.

  • August 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Ironically, the house in the thumbnail isn't a container-built home at all, but a custom-built tiny home, easily seen elsewhere.

  • August 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I assume the people building these container homes are not doing it for cost but rather chicness. There are many less expensive and better quality alternatives.

  • August 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Okay so all the links are in the description… where??

  • August 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Also the resale possibilities are dim.

  • August 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    the truth is you can build a conventional structure for the same or less amount of money. The containers a re great for office or storage only.

  • August 5, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    yes great information thank you

  • August 5, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Good video thanks

  • August 5, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I thought the strength of the shipping containers came from the corner posts and beams and that the sides didn't add much structural strength?

  • August 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    weld in I beams and go from there.

  • August 5, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I concur with almost all of your advice, except for one very important factor which is very risky – when selecting a contractor, DO NOT select one just because they are enthusiastic while being inexperienced – those people are fooling themselves at your expense, and will cost you a lot of money in re-work, add a lot of frustration and risk to the project, and in worst circumstances abandon you altogether when you try to hold them accountable for their blunders. A good project plan is necessary BEFORE the first dollar is spent.

    Also, the link about learning about different types of containers does not work.

  • August 6, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Awful music – couldn't be bothered to do a voice over – just type text over the images – to top it off it's got typos. Very amateurish clip using bots…

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  • August 6, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Good suggestions!

  • August 6, 2017 at 2:24 am

    why do they always raise container homes so high?

  • August 6, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Would love to have something like this on my property. Elevate it off the floor so a semi can pull up to it and be able to pack up my home and move it anywhere in the country.

  • August 6, 2017 at 3:24 am

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  • August 6, 2017 at 4:12 am

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  • August 6, 2017 at 4:28 am

    here's several suggestions of ways to build a container home
    Make Sure You see the Containers you are purchasing.
    Don't Expect To Make save a lot of money.
    Study your local building rules.
    Find a contractor that can do everything you need.
    study a shipping container's structure.
    Cut down the amount of welding required.
    (Reference: Rohon Home Build site )

  • August 6, 2017 at 4:43 am


  • August 6, 2017 at 5:33 am

    one of those shipping containers looked like it was rusting

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