Its always interesting to see a shipping container home completed. But even more interesting is the construction and the speed that the modules drop into place. Designed by architects Claire Helene Drouin and Jean Marie Sanchez this French home had most of its cutting work done prior to dropping things in. Obviously if you have the space doing it all on the deck rather than having the issue of sheet metal at heights being cutaway makes a huge difference on construction time as well.
The DIY market on container houses is also booming, crazy to think wasn’t long ago people would think you were mad for even talking about living in a shipping container. Yet here we are today finding in some areas a shortage of shipping containers for construction projects, also mixed with reduced imports at the same time they are catching on in a big way. Even homes are starting to emerge for sale which is on the good side if you don’t actually want to go through the hassles of construction.For a DIY self added touch to your container house design your own flower arrangements.
Add to that the emergence of DIY home builders not only constructing but doing the planning phases themselves its obviously a good cost cutting exercise as well as the modular building block shipping containers make it easier for the beginner to understand. Its designed for its strength and to much higher specifications than the average home.
Eventually the kitchen installation is going in and I had heard it was difficult to put these units together but so far so good its been pretty easy. It does take time to make sure things are level and lined up but its getting there. The refrigerator is supposed to be turning up next week and I hope the kitchen is finished in time for its arrival.
When I was researching the construction of shipping container home projects I was disappointed that there was little information on the conclusion of projects and I am beginning to see why. Its the end of the project or second fix as its called in construction that is time consuming. Putting the concrete floor or the framing may seem like major steps in the construction but then seem minor milestones compared to the hassles and effort going in to installing things like flooring, kitchen cabinets or painting trim. The garage apartment is an extension of the container house and I will be getting back to that as soon as I can with some updates more frequently.
Shipping container concrete base supports
Most of you are aware of the business we are looking to develop here in the Philippines as regards shipping containers and converting them into households. This one here is a prime example of “recycling” as its even taken the blue plastic drums which you find all over the place in the Philippines often used for storing water but in this instance they are filled with concrete and metal re-bars to create the base pillars for the shipping container home. Very simple and affective method as it allows you to level up the base without too much hassles.