• 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 own unique vision.
  • Then take your ideas, sketches and plans to the coffee shop and meet your architect friend, your engineer friend, or your builder-friend. Prepare professional building plans and devise a proper project plan using *project management* techniques.
  • Find a building site and purchase a container. Set out on your journey.  Know your budget, schedule and scope. Refer to them time and time again (daily).
  • Take photographs (and video) of your project throughout its lifecycle, as it is important for others to be informed and inspired by your container home and how and why you built it as you did. You will also feel great about your abilities and creative potential when you later create a photo album that documents your courageous journey.