The Top 7 Best Shipping Container Homes – Plans & How to Build one for Cheap Below
Hey check out these super cool shipping container homes! This is the ultimate in re-purposing old shipping containers into stunning homes and at a budget price. Take a look and if you want to know how to build one scroll down to find out and get some free shipping container home plans!
One of the more modern shipping container homes. Three containers; this would be considered luxurious.
Rugged, Stacked Container Home. Has a Military feel. Two side-by-side, stacked two high. One of my favorites, by far!
Another Ultra Modern Container Home. Very Sleek Design. Windows are expensive so this one would be costly from the looks of it.
Love this one, great windows. I’d stack another one on top; if it was mine.
Here is a budget shipping container home. Looks more suited to be a shed. No but really imagine how little it would cost to heat that?
Here is another inexpensive to build container house. Could be done on the cheap.
This one Appears to be more like a modular home but is actually built from shipping containers.
How To Build a Container Home?
Well, first you need to decide what type of container your going to use. The cheapest containers are going to be used so something to keep in mind. Also you have to take your budget into consideration and factor in costs if you are going to be hiring a contractor. Of course materials and furnishings are going to be another expense, so that as well as time needs to also be considered. You are also going to need a place to build and that can range in price depending on the property market.
You need to ask yourself these five questions:
- What kind of budget do I have to spend?
- What type of container am I going to need?
- How do I safely build my shipping container homes?
- Can I do this myself, or do I need to hire a contractor?
- Do I have the time to take this on?
If that didn’t scare you away yet, I have some free plans below; for you to get an idea on the layout you might be interested in.
Free Shipping Container Plans
Here I have put together some free shipping container homes plans. Detailed Plans Scroll Down.
This one is for a double wide. So two shipping containers would be needed
I like the side by side because as you can see there is more width; perfect for dining table. Also leaves a nice area on each side for outdoor storage. You could even park a small car on either side.
The second Plan is this three wide shipping container home
You may have noticed the stairs. That’s because these containers can be stacked one atop the other to create a condo like building.
For a very well detailed guide for building a great shipping container home; get this complete construction guide that will walk you through the process step by step! I have used it myself and have not yet found a better guide to taking on a project of this scale! Click Here