Category: Alternative Homes

How Shipping Containers Are Made

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It’s important to understand how shipping containers are made if you are seriously exploring the possibility of building a container home or other project from recycled containers. The intermodal container was first developed in the 1950’s as a response to shipping needs by commercial shipping operators as well as the U.S. Military. In fact, the first […]

Can You Bury a Shipping Container for a Shelter or Bunker?

can you bury a shipping container

Burying a shipping container for a shelter or bunker without any modifications is very unsafe because it can cause the walls and roof to cave inward. This can happen because cargo containers are built to withstand specific pressure at the end of the structures, not the sheet metal roof or walls. Building a shipping container […]

Why Do Preppers Love Container Homes?

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The growing phenomenon of container home interest among preppers and survivalists is attributed to several practical factors related to the global shipping industry as well as the almost indestructible nature of the units.  There will be no let-up in the manufacturing of them in the near future because of the growing global economy. In fact, […]

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