2 bedroom container house unit

This is a sort of container home floor plan design which we may be seeing the Vancouver Affordable Housing Association incorporating into their projects in the next few months.  It strikes me as a simple, straight-ahead approach to providing social justice housing and affordable housing to folks here at home.

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Project planning

Why have a plan? The short strokes are:  You should have a plan. What the plan looks like can be different – from a simple sketch on a napkin to pre-made downloadable blue prints to custom made building designs — but it is critically important to have and stick to the plan you have made. Risk management,…

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…

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…