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Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by Jd70570, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Jd70570

    Jd70570 New Egg

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    So I'm looking to build a home out of containers any one have experiance
     
  2. Trent Hardy

    Trent Hardy Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume you're talking about sea cans, is this correct? I've heard of people doing this but haven't actually had any experience myself. Attached is a link I came across regarding it. Pretty cool idea I must say, especially if you can get one cheap. That being said, in my mind it still seems like it would be lower cost to build a wooden structure of the same dimensions.

    http://www.residentialshippingcontainerprimer.com/action it
     
  3. Jd70570

    Jd70570 New Egg

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    Well that can be true n some areas until u start adding n the cost a a foundations and multiple containers on the other side strength a wood frame home won't have that kind of strength that one of my concerns and the cost of building here is roughly around 200 psf so that's where I figure a container home would be cheaper thanx for ur reply though
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wondered about those container homes. How do you insulate them, properly ventilate or put in doors and windows that are weather tight?
     
  5. Jd70570

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    Well to tell u the truth don't know yet except for what I've read I'm still n the planning stages
     
  6. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would still need a foundation ($$) to set the containers on, and cutting and welding on the containers.

    Where are you that you are worried about the strength of the building?
     
  7. Jd70570

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    Well the beauty of containers mean u could set them on runners the same as mobile homes and cutting and welding isn't all that hard especially where I live with the amount of structural welder a that live in work n this area due to the oil and gas industry and the Gulf of Mexico off shore work. I live n south Louiseana bout 70 miles from the gulf so structural integrity is very important when building so that I only have to do it once. I grew up n Wyoming so I'm no fool when it comes to sever weather so I tend to do the best for what I can afford and the most expensive part of building is exterior and blanking n, with the containers that's all done for me but that's my take on it at least.
     
  8. Trent Hardy

    Trent Hardy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think you would necessarily need a foundation for these container houses. My understanding is they are designed to only require supports at the corners, so a pillar system would likely work very well for them. Not 100% on that, but would mean pretty big savings.
     
  9. Jd70570

    Jd70570 New Egg

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    Yes very true I was thinking about runners big pillers would be Even better and I have seen it done to some that I have been researching
     
  10. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thinking more on it, setting the containers on runners and pillars would be a cost savings and probably a good construction choice in your area. Good luck with your project!
     

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