Shipping Container Homes

If you are wanting to build or extend then think outside the square (or in this case inside the box) and consider a Shipping Container Home!  Shipping Container Homes can be an easier and quicker way to build as you already have the frame and they are easy to adapt to many designs and layouts.  They can also be the cheaper alternative especially if building on areas that are difficult to erect on such as sloping blocks of land. Shipping Container Homes are also a very Eco-friendly option since they are made from recycled shipping containers, often preventing the extra use of bricks and cement.  The boxed shape of a shipping container is ideal for a modern home as it's in keeping with modern architectural form and can easily be transformed with the addition of timbers, cladding, tiles and other materials.  Another positive is that shipping containers are structurally sound and designed to be stacked ontop of each other so ideal for strong weather conditions as well as creating levels to your home.  Check out these endless options when it comes to creating your own Shipping Container Home.........

Tip: Insulation is one thing you'll need to consider when creating a Shipping Container Home.  Since shipping containers are made of steel they are susceptible to condensation, so proper insulation is important not only for your comfort, but also to keep your container in good condition by avoiding mould and corrosion.  There are a few methods of insulation- spray, panels, blanket, eco-friendly wool or cotton.  Each of these insultation methods have their own pros and cons and can vary in price.  It's always best to speak with a consultant such as an architect, engineer or builder before you make changes to a shipping container, especially structurally as they'll understand the complexities and will be able to guide in the right direction as well as possibly saving you money in the long run.

Create these looks yourself with these paint colours and products:

Porters Alpen

Dulux Snowy Mountains 1/2

Haymes Pale Mushroom 1

     Dulux Beige Antiquity   

      Dulux Grey Master      

      Porters River Stone     

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Outdoor Cleaner

Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen
Pretinted Colorbond Colours

Dulux Aqanamel
Water-based enamel

Zepel Metal Plate
12-Plaza Wallpaper


Bricks Modern Foundation
IR72000 Wallpaper


Komar Into Illusions Mural
Oak XXL4-027

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