The 25 Key Procedures in Building a Container Home.

Kesting Homes provides support for the following: Work alongside architects & engineers, to get designs and construction blueprints. Liaise with the zoning department, if required Manage the acquisition of a building permit, if required Design and integrate information management system of the project throughout the life-cycle of the project. (Budgeting, Gantt Charts, lessons’ learned documents,…

The hidden costs of building a container home

While building a shipping container home mostly presents a range of *hidden savings* there are of course costs associated with it, and some that are unique to this kind of construction.  Being informed about these costs will help you to avoid them. Keep reading to find out what they are. Unique Construction Building a container…

Cost breakdown of my container house

In my book *How To Build A Container House*, I list a dollar by dollar cost breakdown so you can make an informed budget plan for your construction project. In this blog post, I’ll share enough to get your wheels turning.   What I discovered was that most of my expenditures were embedded in the…

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…

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…