7 Best Shipping Container Homes Build One For Cheap Easy to Build

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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 repurposing 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! They are so affordable that they make it possible to own a home at a budget price.


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One of the more modern shipping container homes. Three containers; this would be considered luxurious. Can you imagine the awesome view!

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Rugged, Stacked Container Home. Has a Military feel. Two side-by-side, stacked two high. One of my favorites, by far!

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Another Ultra Modern Container Home. Very Sleek Design. Windows are expensive so this one would be costly from the looks of it.

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Love this one, great windows. I’d stack another one on top; if it was mine. Get a great use of natural light from the massive windows.

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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?

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Here is another inexpensive to build container house. Could be done on the cheap. Very tiny but what do you really need it for besides to sleep?

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This one Appears to be more like a modular home but is actually built from shipping containers.

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Look at the possibilities. There are so many and it’s truly beautiful, let creativity flow and the sky is the limit to what you can achieve.

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This would appear to be a modern modular design incorporating a shipping container. Probably more expensive of an option but an option nonetheless.

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Shipping container houses are part of the solution. Use what has already been created instead of destroying or playing a part in the destruction of nature. We have choices and the choices we choose to make can really make a difference.

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Are you going to be the change you want to see in this world? This is your chance. Pair this with solar or wind power generation and we are really getting somewhere. Be the change, set the example.

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Beautifully repurposed and truly a work of modern art. Shipping container houses can be whatever you want to make of them.

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Do we really need a mansion? Must we continue to destroy nature for our convenience? No we don’t.

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We certainly can’t wait for builders to change their ways of their profit margins, we make the choice and they are forced to change their ways.

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However if you wanted a shipping container mansion, I won’t judge you, maybe you have a large family.

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Big beautiful shipping container mega house. Plenty of windows for maximum natural light makes this a great choice!


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:

  1. What kind of budget do I have to spend?
  2. What type of container am I going to need?
  3. How do I safely build my shipping container homes?
  4. Can I do this myself, or do I need to hire a contractor?
  5. 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

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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

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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

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