Our Mission

To help ordinary people unlock their creativity, potential, and desire for a better life so that they can build or buy an extraordinary shipping container home.

We do this by helping readers establish a confident foundation of knowledge and skills related to all aspects of container home planning, design, construction, and use.

If our mission resonates with you and you'd like to join us as a contributor or partner, please visit our Work With Us page.

A Message From Our Owner

Howdy, I'm Aaron, and I'm so glad you've found us! Here's a bit about me:

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Aaron, Owner

  • I am a former US Military officer and ensure the team at Discover Containers embodies the values of integrity, service, and professionalism that I was instilled with in the military
  • I use my analytical background as a degreed Mechanical Engineer to verify that we're sharing relevant and accurate container home information
  • I have over ten years of professional construction and project management experience that I draw from to give best practices for planning, designing, and building your container home
  • Most of all, I'm energized by stories of everyday people who realize their dreams of owning a container home and hope we can be your trusted resource as you do the same!

How We Can Help You

You're here because shipping container homes have captured your interest, but you want to know more. Perhaps you are already planning your own container home, but you still have questions and concerns.

Let us help by:

Our value to you is in our process:

We've taken our team's knowledge, combined it with exhaustive research, and then enhanced it with information gleaned from conversations with subject matter experts. We've cut through the noise and weeded out the bad ideas because we know your time is valuable. So ask us questions. Check our citations. And let us prove our credibility to you.

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About Us

Our story began back in early 2015 when ContainerHomePlans.org was created to fill the need for higher quality information and resources about shipping container homes. We grew to include dozens of articles along with our well-known container home building eBook and floor plans. In 2018, we changed our name to DiscoverContainers.com to better reflect our broader goal of assisting with all types of shipping container building projects.

We've steadily built a reputation for quality products and honest advice over the past few years. Know that your understanding and satisfaction are more important to us than making a quick sale.

Our business model is simple. Most of our content is free, but if/when you are ready to get serious about a project of your own, we offer paid products that provide more actionable advice and detailed recommendations. We also earn a small referral fee when we recommend products to you, but we always disclose that in each and every case. We don't actually build shipping containers for sale, but we're happy to help connect you with companies that do.