Shipping Container Homes for Beginners: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide To Build Your Affordable, Eco-Friendly, And Super-Cozy Container Home From Scratch. | BONUS: Floor Plans And Design Ideas
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The aim of this book is to provide a structured and comprehensive approach to follow in order to build a shipping container home. A perfect beginner’s guide, the book details every step of the process of building a shipping container home; from permits & regulations, to land selection, buying the container, foundations, insulation, heating and cooling, installation of utlilities and so on; to moving in!
While building your shipping container home you will face several decision points: When should I hire a contractor? Should I buy a new, used or re-conditioned container? Which size and height of container should I opt for? Will my home be safe? How do I ensure it will not be too warm or too cold?
In this book you will find all the guidance you need to ensure that you have answers to these questions and more, and any doubts you may face throughout the project.
The choice of the floor plan is probably the most important decision to be made when building your own shipping container home, and has a tremendous impact on the success of the project. Too often beginner DIYers choose a floor plan that is too complex which, at best can cause significant uneccessary expenses; or at worst can lead to the failure of the project altogether. In this book you will find 10 foolproof floor plans with just the right balance between achieving a comfortable and spacious house whilst still having a simple and smooth process.
Notably, two key reasons for building a shipping container home are often cost and time. The comprehensive process, guidelines and tips featured in this book will help you to not only keep costs within a surprisingly low budget, but you may even finish the project much sooner than you expected!
So, you are keen to build a shipping container home, but need some pointers on how much it might cost you?
This book will guide you through all the steps for building a budget and estimating the costs of your container home. What are the costs you need to consider and where you can get this information? How can you best optimize your costs? What are they key decisions in your planningstage that will ultimately determine your overall budget? This guide will answer all these questions and will give you a crystal clear idea of the investment required for your dream home.
Preferences for the type of heating and cooling of your container home affect a variety of decisions; some of which may end up costing you thousands of dollars. Almost every element has an impact on the heat transfer of your container home including insulation, wall studs, windows, door frames, etc. Undesirable effects such as condensation or even safety issues may also arise if this is not planned thoroughly.
This guide will help you to navigate through all these critical details and to plan the right temperature control system for your container home.
Everyone knows that container homes are sustainable, right? Well, it may surprise you to know that in fact not all are! In this book you will find many recommendations and tips to help you on your way to making your shipping container home completely sustainable as well as cozy and comfortable.
From insulationto energy management, exteriors and planning; every aspect you need to consider is covered in this book with sustainability in mind.
Whether you are building a home for yourself or merely investing in a container home, this book will provide you with all the information you need.
From information on the cost to expect for a single container, to an understanding of the overall budget or even how to build a cyclone-proof container home. It is all covered in detail for you… land preparation, foundations, insulation, framing, flooring, roofing, utilities and services installation, the list goes on!
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