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…

Who inspires me?

Nudgers. Folks who quietly go about their daily life in a guilt-free fashion.  They embrace their lives and work to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones.  One of these people is Paul Horrigan.  The man’s personal taste, style and flair just so happen to be in the service of others.  And what people…

How my team came together

A friend knew a friend who might just be wild enough to try building a container house with me. Another friend knew a friend who might just be wild enough to design a container house for me. Another friend knew a couple friends who might just be wild enough to offer land for The Foxden while…