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TitleHOW TO BUILD A SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE
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Table of Contents
                            How to Build a Shipping Container House:
PLAN
I. Before You Start
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II. Understand Site Issues and Passive Energy Potentials
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PLAN Checklist:
DESIGN
I. Designing Your Shipping Container Home
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DESIGN Checklist:
EXECUTE
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Example Model Home Design
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Document Text Contents
Page 1

HOW TO BUILD A SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE:
PLAN | DESIGN |EXECUTE

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Establish planning and design goals. Define and evaluate space
requirements. Review benchmark standards, codes, and guidelines.

PLAN

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DESIGN CHECKLIST:
 Foundation Design
 Develop floor plans and elevations
 Determine Structural Design and Container Modification Requirements
 Envelope/Core Shell Detailing
 Figure out Energy consumption
 Investigate passive design moves to improve thermal performance
 Interior Fit-out development
 Prepare Mechanical and Electrical Design
 Outline Material Specifications
 Outline Lighting and IT Requirements
 Outline Build Strategy (think about whether you are going to act as general contractor or hire a
builder).
 Outline Procurement Strategy (what level of container modification and fit-out will be done at
factory and on site).
 Prepare Construction Documentation (both Architectural and Structural)
 Prepare Mechanical and Electrical Documentation
 Finalize structural design criteria
 Coordinate Preliminary Plan Review with building official
 Coordinate documentation for manufactured components
 Coordinate documentation for potential contractors
 Prepare final specifications
 Prepare final budget

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Building a house is no small feet. Even a small one. There are thousands of materials, pieces, and tasks
involved. Unless you are a builder or experienced it's intimidating. But, what containers as perfect modules allow you

to do, is simplify the entire process. Think of a typical 1,000 square foot house. Try and work through in your head the
total length of timber for the framing, square footage of sheathing, number of floor joists required, and ceiling rafters.
Can't do it. Not too many can. Now think about that 1,000 square foot house made out of shipping containers. It's 3

forty foot containers. By reducing the house into 3 base component pieces (modules), it's much easier to understand,
design, and build.

EXECUTE

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Glazing Surface Areas

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Slab on Grade Foundation

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