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Container homes are undeniably popular

Compared to convention construction methods, they offer bold aesthetics, are potentially faster and more cost-effective to build, and serve as an environmentally friendly adaptive reuse.

Getting started is overwhelming

Whether you want to do-it-yourself or hire a builder, there is a lot to consider with a container home project. It's probably fair to say, “You don’t know what you don’t know”. 

Good informational resources are hard to find

You may have already searched for information online and ended up with a mix of low-quality and contradictory data. These days, anyone can put together a website, and social media is full of well-meaning people with bad advice.  

Thankfully you've found us!  

With the right resources at hand, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to build or buy your own shipping container home.

We're here to help ordinary people build extraordinary container homes!


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The Plans

50 different professional container home designs to inspire you



The Guide

The information you need to know about building container homes

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What format is the guide in?

The guide is provided as a PDF file.  Almost all modern electronic devices including computers, tablets, and phones can access it.  At this time we do not offer hard copies of the guide.

How will I receive the guide?

After completing your purchase, you will receive an email with a download link to the guide in a matter of minutes. If you don’t see the email, try checking your spam folder.

Do I need to be a DIY expert to use the guide?

Not at all.  Of course, you will need to have some DIY know-how but the guide is fairly simple to understand and easy to use.

What units does the guide use for measurements?

Depending on the subject matter, measurements are provided in feet-inches or metric units.

Can't I just find all the information I need on other websites, YouTube, and social media for free?

Do you have hundreds of hours to spend researching container homes and weighing contradictory information?  Do you have the education and experience to know good information from bad? If so, you might be able to find a lot of the information in the guide on your own.  But that's time you could have spent planning and building your home instead.  We've compiled and researched everything for you and are proud to share it in one cohesive document.

What if I don't like the guide or it isn't useful?

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The Plans

50 different professional container home designs to inspire you

  • What is included
  • Who this is for
  • faq's

Included in the Plans are:

  • An assortment of designs for 50 different shipping container homes, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms
  • Example furniture placements in each plan to give perspective and further interior design inspiration
  • Professionally-made CAD drawings given to you in PDF format for easy viewing
  • Front and side elevations, floor plan, room sizes, and list of required shipping containers for reach design
  • Plan sheets that are correctly scaled and printable on 11 in × 17 in  paper

To see a complete example plan and get specifications on the 50 plans included, click the button below:

Note that these are "study plans", meaning that they are intended to help you study the individual designs and better understand how to approach space usage and overall form.  The plans lack the detail typically needed for construction, which would normally be added later to suit the peculiarities of your location, regulations, and personal preferences.

About Discover Containers

Hi there! We created Discover Containers over four years ago (prior to 2018, we were known as Container Home Plans) because of our love for the unique building styles available through shipping containers.

Thanks to our passion for and knowledge of container homes, we’re honored to be able to serve you and the wider container home community. We know what it takes to build a shipping container home and would love to help on your ownership journey too!

Our team has is always working hard to bring you the best information, through research, interviews, and hard-earned experience. What we’ve assembled are the most thorough and detailed resources you’ll find.


If for any reason you aren't satisfied, we offer a full refund within 14 days of purchase