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Shipping containers were once only a familiar site down at the docks or as make-shift storage containers on buildings sites. Today though, thanks to their affordability and strength, they are becoming an increasingly popular tool for building a home.

The shipping container home has a lot going for it with their huge scope for customization, the small amount of space they take up, how much work can be done off-site, and just how quickly they can be put up and lived in.

With the right planning, a shipping container home can be up with a smoking chimney in just a few weeks.

The question then, is why doesn't everyone build out of shipping containers? While offering many unique opportunities the shipping container homes also come with their own unique set off obstacles.

The most difficult one is getting the correct zoning permission to even build the thing.

After that you need to make sure that you account for the walls which can go wobbly or lose their strength if you cut them up in the wrong place. You then need to make sure that the famously weatherproof shipping containers can stand the heat or cold where you intend to build them.

Which is where this book comes in, to give you concise and easy-to-follow guidance in getting you ready to build your own shipping container home.

The pros and cons of shipping container homes will be discussed so that you are sure this is the building choice for you. You will be told how to get the best shipping containers for a good price, the philosophy behind choosing to living in a container, and how to approach building a shipping container.

©2016 James Anderson (P)2016 James Anderson

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Informative

Impressive audible and impressive idea. After reading this book I was so amazed by what creativity can do to us. Shipping Container Homes are very cheap to build. A lot of them are so pretty as well. It is also earthquake and hurricane proof. This is truly a book that saves people a hundred thousands.

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I have a friend who lives on some land in a tent right now, so I bought this book to get some information for some ideas for him. Wow did this book have some good ones. This is a step by step guide on how to buy and complete your very own home. It not only gives you the plans on how to but also gives you the things to watch out for as well. I will solidly recommend this to my friend as well as to anyone who might want to consider this as an alternative to the norm. If nothing else, it was a how-to as to finding responsible contractors for other building projects. Really good audible material.

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This book explains what shipping container homes are, the benefits, and most importantly how to build your very own! Finally a book written by someone who actually live in a shipping container home!! This book was fine. It was very brief and gave me a bit to think about but there were a lot of areas which required more depth. There are great checklists here for what you need and who to contact but I wouldn't make this book your only resource.

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There are numerous alternatives that can make the entire procedure appear to be very overwhelming. However, don't let that get in your direction. This book brings up that it is truly a matter of separating the procedure into straightforward steps. You don't have to know anything at all when understanding this book.

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Indeed, there is a revolution for shipping container homes now and the options are getting bigger and bigger too. This book was able to show all the perks that one can have when he decides to take the Shipping Container Homes challenge. Aside from this, it has also show the pros and cons, which is very helpful so that people will know the disadvantages too. And what is even better is that this book has home plans that one might consider too. This book is surely informative.