Architect quality shipping container homes

Do architects get involved with container homes? Are they an important part of the container home construction process? The answer to both questions is yes. Architects design, approve and build container homes all the time. They understand the structure of a container house and work together with engineers to create elegant and beautiful designs that are environmentally sound…

Roadmap for the container home builder

Begin by studying examples of others who have done what you are looking to do. Read books (here’s *mine*) and research the processes used by others for building shipping container homes. *Contact* those who have been there and done that if you have any questions. Start brainstorming, planning and designing out ideas based on your…

Pros and cons of building a container home

Pros   Shipping container homes are awesome looking. Aesthetically aggressive, burly and industrial. Diverse in their beauty. Even elegant. They can be more economical to build than regular houses. Tools and materials can be safely stored and locked up inside the container after a long day of building. This save time and money on transportation and…

7 building tips for a container home

1.  Plan It Out Before Building The planning stage of the design and building process takes the most amount of time. Borrowing from the discipline and art of *project management*, your building project must have a budget, timeline and scope.  Learn what these terms are and integrate them into your project so that you are building…

An award I’d create for my industry

The Foxden Award, is an annual award given out to the years’s freshest container home design. The winner has the combined highest score in three different categories: Beauty, ecology & economy. How does the container house appeal aesthetically? How does the container house function in relation the health of its host ecology? How does the…