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Container Homes are Awesome

If you've read through the Fundamentals section of the website, you know that containers are strong, flexible, sustainable, unique, and affordable. You've seen the inspiring projects that others have built. Now it's your turn.

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

We're Here to Help

We've been in business over four years and have over 4000 satisfied customers. With the help of our resources you’ll have the confidence and know-how to build or buy your own shipping container home.

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The information you need to know about building container homes


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The complete package to start off strong on your container home journey

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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

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

Included in the Guide are:

  • Recommendations on the types of foundations best suited for your build
  • Instructions on how to correctly prepare your site for the delivery of your containers
  • Information on how to properly insulate your container so you stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and avoid huge energy bills
  • Advice on walls, doors, roofs, and other container home features 
  • End of chapter checklists to help keep your planning/building on track
  • An example budget with pricing breakdowns
  • 98 Pages of content including numerous tables, graphics, and illustrations

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The Plans

50 different professional container home designs to inspire you

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

What format are the plans in?

The plans are provided in one large 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 our plans.

How will I receive the plans?

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

Is it possible for me to buy just a single design?

At this time, we only sell all 50 designs together as a package. Regardless of the size of your container home, there are ideas to glean from designs of all sizes.

Can't I just design my own plans for free?

Yes of course, assuming you have some experience with architectural drawing. However, you may need some ideas to get you started.  We share tons of cool container home pictures on our Instagram profile, but there is something different about seeing actual floor plans.

Are the plans ready to build?

Unless you're a DIY expert or professional builder, probably not. The plans are 'study plans', and are missing things like structural, electrical, and plumbing sheets. You'll more than likely want to have a builder or engineer advise you on how to tailor the plans to the specific requirements in your area.  

Why are you only selling 'study plans'?

Our plans sell for less than $1 per design.  If you look at websites that sell traditional home plans, you'll see that plans with a bit more detail than ours typically sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars each.  Given the wide variety of locations our plans are used, and the customizations owners will likely make, we don't think it makes sense to develop and sell more complex, higher priced plans at this time.

What would it take to make the plans ready for construction?

The lack of plan detail gives you flexibility, but also some responsibility. You'll likely need to get structural analysis, code compliance, etc. handled by a professional. This is even more important if your area has seismic activity, significant snow, high winds, unstable soils, etc.

What units do the plans use for measurements?

All measurements are provided in feet-inches.

Are the plans approved for my [city/region/country]?

With the variety of requirements that exist in different areas, it's not practical for us to provide plans that are approved for everyone.  If you live in an area that requires design approvals, you'll need to work with a professional to tailor the plans to the requirements in your area.

What if I don't like the plans or they aren't useful?

We offer a 100% Money Back guarantee within 14 days of purchase

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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