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Heat transfer in shipping container buildings

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Two of the most energy consuming processes affecting your home energy use are the addition and removal of heat.  They both deserve your attention and planning when designing and building a shipping container home or building. Have you ever touched a hot stove, used a hair dryer, or felt

Should you build with Refrigerated Shipping Containers?

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We’re often asked about refrigerated shipping containers, commonly known in the shipping industry as reefers. As we’ve already discussed, one of the primary issues encountered when building a container home is adding insulation. Without insulation, your container will be noisy and, more importantly, uncomfortably warm or cold depending on

Best Shipping Container Home Articles of 2017

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Welcome to the last article of 2017 for Container Home Plans. 2017 has been a standout year for both us and shipping container homes in general. Their popularity has continued to rise and we’re even seeing major publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post talking about shipping container

Advantages of Building with Shipping Containers

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Those of you who’ve read our articles for any length of time know that we’re certainly advocates for shipping container homes. They are a fantastic building material, and when used appropriately, they offer several advantages over traditional construction materials and methods. In this article, we’re going to cover the

Project Scheduling For Shipping Container Homes

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A construction timeline or schedule is used to visualize all of the activities which need to take place throughout the process of building a home. While there are many generic construction timelines available online, to our knowledge, there aren’t any specifically created for shipping container homes. Many readers have