Container floor plan with 2 containers

This ‘offset-design’ is becoming popular in the container house building world.  This design allows for a larger open space in the middle.  In stead of 8 feet wide, its now suddenly 16 feet wide.  In addition, when the two rectangular boxes are off-set, they create neat alcoves and architectural features at the ends.

 

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,…

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…