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Rust and Corrosion In Shipping Container Homes

Design & Build

Many people are under the false belief that shipping containers are bulletproof and rustproof. While many general purpose shipping containers are made from Cor-ten steel, this does not mean that they are rustproof. Failing to protect your shipping containers from rust can spell big trouble when using them to construct a shipping container home. In […]

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Shipping Container Flooring and Pesticides

Design & Build

One of the most often asked questions that we receive is “Should I remove the floor in my shipping container?” When converting shipping containers into a home or office, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep the container’s original flooring. However, the main concern with using the existing floor is safety. Typically the […]

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Foundation Options for Shipping Container Homes

Design & Build

Along with the appropriate insulation, making sure you use the correct foundation for your shipping container home is crucial for a successful build. We discussed How to Build Your Shipping Container Home the Right Way previously. Since this new article is a continuation of that discussion, if you have not done so already, you may […]

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Building A Shipping Container Home

Five Mistakes To Avoid With A Shipping Container Home

Design & Build

This trend of constructing with shipping containers isn’t surprising considering that container homes are Eco friendly, affordable, and incredibly strong. When you look at examples of shipping container homes, you find homes that were built extremely fast and for a small amount of money. However, there are also examples of container homes which have failed […]

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