Shipping containers are becoming a popular trend among a group of enthusiastic DIY home owners. How do you get started on a project like this? First, you must look for a shipping container, not from the makers directly but from dealers who purchase them. Or look for ones that are made specifically for building. Make sure you ask questions about the container or containers before you make a deal. Knowing the size can make a big impact on what you are looking to build and what you expect to hold inside. The age and condition is also a need to know. The options and outcomes are endless. All you need is imagination to make these homes come to life.
- Look for a dealer who is willing make modifications before sale
- Look for containers made to already comply with strict building codes
- Make sure all containers are the same dimensions, or better the same brand
“Although a container’s history is trackable via its serial number, the best way to assess its condition is through a visual once-over prior to purchase.”