Sunday, August 20, 2017

Building A Home From Shipping Containers

Building A Home From Shipping Containers 

Building a home from shipping containers is no different than building a regular home, as far as the process goes. First you come up with a design and lay out of how you want the home to appear. Then you take that design and the plans to the local government to get your building permits. After you have gotten your building permits you can start building.

Not every town allows you to build a home from shipping containers. The more rural the town the more likely they are to allow you to build. We have found that while homes sometimes have a hard time getting approval, other structures such as cabins, sheds, barns, garages, pool homes, man caves and storage buildings are easier to get approval for when you plan on building out of shipping containers.  This does not mean that most towns do not approve building from shipping containers; but you need to be sure that it is allowed before investing time and money.

The first thing you should ask yourself when you decide that you want to build a structure out of shipping containers is "How will I utilize the space?"   If you are looking to build a home from shipping containers for 365 days a year of living, then you will want to make sure to include all of the amenities of a traditional home. If you are looking for a getaway Cabin in the Woods, there may be many things that you do not want or need in your shipping container cabin. 

After you decide how you will utilize the space, you should ask yourself what is your budget to build a home from shipping containers. Being realistic about a budget allows you to get the best value when building homes or cabins or tiny homes from shipping containers. 

Our process for designing and building from shipping containers.

We follow a simple three-step process to design and build container homes and offices.

1) We have an exploratory call with potential clients to understand their needs. In this call we go over everything they desire from their shipping container home as well as their budget. Budgets can be a one-time payment or a series of payments to purchase and build the container home.

2) We get to work putting together a custom proposal for your shipping container project. This could include the price of the land and the location of the land. This could also include pricing general contractors in your local area to install the shipping container(s). At the end of this step you will have a firm understanding of how much each phase of construction cost and your estimated time of delivery for your container home or office.

3)  If you approve the budget and preliminary design from step two, then you make the initial down payment and we begin work according to the proposal and timeline from step two.

Email us to schedule a time with one of our friendly consultants to go over options and price ranges. We offer customized versions of shipping container homes as well as standard options for container homes. Some options are available for delivery within 7-14 days. Email us today.