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How to Build a Container Home in Nine Easy Steps

Container homes are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable and affordable housing option. Building a container home may seem daunting, but with careful planning and the right tools, it can be a rewarding and cost-effective project. In this video, we’ll discuss the 9 easy steps you can take to build your own container home.

Step 1: Plan your container home

The first step in building a container home is to plan your design. You’ll need to consider the size and number of shipping containers you’ll use, as well as the layout and design of the interior. You’ll also need to consider the location of the home and the necessary permits and regulations.

Step 2: Acquire your shipping containers

Once you have a design plan in place, it’s time to acquire your shipping containers. You can purchase new or used containers from a variety of sources, including shipping companies and container brokers. Make sure to inspect the containers for damage or wear and tear before purchasing.

Step 3: Prepare the foundation

Before placing the containers on the foundation, you’ll need to prepare the site. This includes clearing the land and leveling the ground. You can choose to build your foundation from concrete or wood, depending on your budget and preferences.

Step 4: Place the containers

Once the foundation is prepared, it’s time to place the containers. You can use a crane or forklift to lift and place the containers on the foundation. Make sure the containers are level and securely fastened to the foundation.

Step 5: Cut openings and install windows and doors

Next, you’ll need to cut openings for windows and doors. This can be done using a saw or plasma cutter. You’ll also need to install windows and doors, which can be purchased pre-made or custom-made to fit your design.

Step 6: Insulate and frame the interior

After the windows and doors are installed, it’s time to insulate and frame the interior. You can use a variety of insulation materials, including spray foam, fiberglass, and cellulose. Once the insulation is in place, you’ll need to frame the interior walls with wood or metal studs.

Step 7: Install electrical and plumbing systems

Next, you’ll need to install electrical and plumbing systems. This includes wiring the home for electricity and installing plumbing fixtures and appliances. You’ll need to hire a licensed electrician and plumber to ensure your systems are installed safely and up to code.

Step 8: Finish the interior

Once the electrical and plumbing systems are in place, it’s time to finish the interior. This includes installing flooring, drywall, and paint. You can also add cabinets, countertops, and other finishes to make the space feel like home.

Step 9: Add exterior finishes

Finally, you’ll need to add exterior finishes to your container home. This can include siding, roofing, and landscaping. You can choose materials that match your design aesthetic and climate.


Building a container home requires careful planning, preparation, and hard work. But with the right tools and resources, it can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to create a sustainable and unique living space.

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John holds four degrees (law, hotel management, literature & computer science, and theater), two decades of technical education, and has 30 years of extensive work experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, home sales, teaching, and military service. John is the founder and Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida. As a writer, John has been self-publishing books since 2012. His latest nonfiction book, The Entrefluential Broker, is a DIY guide to launching your own real estate brokerage business. John’s forthcoming book, STR Conversions, will inform real estate investors of how to quadruple their rental income via his new “hotel hacking” strategy. He plans on taking his lessons to online and offline speaking stages to share his tactics with investors in the second half of 2022. To discuss speaking engagements and workshops, interested parties can send inquiries to In addition to writing, John has a love for filmmaking that began while studying theater at Miami-Dade College in 1994. John plans on overseeing the shooting of an in-house “reality tv” show for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty. 🎬 John also aspires to executive produce independent films that will be a hybrid of the film noir + murder mystery genre and something new, futuristic, and aesthetically appealing to modern day film enthusiasts (think, anime in real life meets Sherlock Holmes). He also enjoys romantic comedies and Hallmark dramas; he wrote a romantic novella, Faithfully, available on Amazon (under the pen name of Jack Morgan) - so stay tuned for romance films as well. When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production, AirBnB, real estate, online marketing, or watching movies and his favorite TV shows on Netflix or the tube 📺 for inspiration. 🎼 John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time.