The idea of building a shipping container home from recycled container vans or simply one single shipping container is a very exciting one. You can not only contribute to recycling these often discarded units that are littering the global landscape, but you can also reap some benefits if you know what you’re doing. 3 Basic […]
The desire to build a container home is a growing phenomenon among many green living enthusiasts, preppers, off grid families, and DIY home builders who have a taste for alternative homes.
The increasing interest among mainstream homeowners has also developed within the last few years because of the affordable, sustainable possibilities of this type of design.
If built right, shipping container homes can be great alternative living spaces to expensive, conventionally constructed houses of the past.
However, shipping container homes are not the only projects that can be built from cargo containers. Swimming pools, offices, tool sheds, outbuildings, barns, guest houses and vacation cabins are just some of the creative ideas that DIYers have built from recycled cargo containers. And why not? There are millions of discarded shipping containers worldwide.
If you’re interested in building your own shipping container project at home, WiselyGreen.com provides well researched articles, suggested instructional materials for DIYers and creative ideas for building your own container home or special project.
Even though shipping container architecture or “cargotecture” is still a relatively new concept, it’s already evolving and getting more innovative. More and more people choose to make these affordable, sustainable, eco-friendly containers their homes and enjoy numerous benefits from this green building solution. But, shipping containers have much more uses in the world of architecture […]
When most people think of using shipping containers for a project, it’s typically for building a container home. However, there are many ways to use shipping containers that will excite your creative impulses. Plus, it can save you a ton of money when building certain projects. Unique Uses for Shipping Containers Here’s 11 unusual ways […]
Shipping container homes have increased in popularity over the past few years due to the fact that steel intermodal containers are in many ways an ideal building material. Shipping containers are durable, strong, modular, cuttable, stackable, and movable. Plus, there are plenty of them available and they are cheap, compared to traditional home construction or […]
The first step in learning how to build a shipping container home is to take to heart the first rule of thumb that is applicable to any building project: Prepare first! A lot of mistakes and unforeseen problems can be avoided if you prepare, prepare, prepare. Even for a small home made from one shipping container, preparation […]
Homes made from shipping containers have attracted worldwide attention because of their solution to so many issues. There is an endless supply of cargo containers that are continuously retired from use. Container homes are relatively inexpensive to build and they can be quickly turned into living quarters for various purposes. They also meet eco-friendly requirements for […]
Before attempting to build a DIY container home, it’s a good idea to get all your questions answered before jumping into your project. Fortunately, building a shipping container house or cabin is becoming more mainstream. In fact, it’s becoming downright cool! So, there are plenty of people who have already completed a project like this and […]
Container living is a growing phenomenon among many green living enthusiasts, preppers, off grid families, and DIY home builders. Residential container homes are not the only projects built out of cargo containers, either. Swimming pools, offices, tool sheds, outbuildings, barns, guest houses and vacation cabins are just some of the creative ideas that DIYers have built from […]
If you need to buy used shipping containers for a home or container project, you must verify that any cargo containers you purchase do not leak and have no or very minimal rust on the body. There are many things to inspect for, but if you purchase a used cargo container with these two requirements met, […]