Tools and tricks for cutting building costs

There are several simple and effective ways to reduce construction costs of container homes.  First, get involved in the building process. Take risks and do-it-yourself as much as possible. For that, *get my book* and learn from my mistakes. A small investment could save you thousands over the long-term. Find a good architect and other…

How much does a typical container house cost?

A typical shipping container home with 3-4 bedrooms, one or more bathrooms, laundry facilities, and kitchen can cost between $100,000 and $400,000 (USD). As with any conventional home, the finishing (i.e. heating, electrical, plumbing, and fixtures) affects the total cost to build. Like a conventional home, the land upon which the house sits and the location…

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…