Shipping Container Homes

Shipping Container Homes

The Ultimate Guide to Building Shipping Container Homes for Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, and More!

Book - 2016
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"Building your own shipping container home allows you to create, design, and modify your place of safety however you want it. This project definitely calls for the creative in you! Not only that, you’ll find out that you can still find comfort in a home that is both ecological and economical."--
Publisher: [United States] : Anthony Hofman, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781539857679
1539857670
Branch Call Number: 690.8047 HOFMA
Characteristics: 130 pages ; 23 cm

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carolelliott
Dec 06, 2017

This book is more of an excuse for a book than anything else. It is supposed to talk about making small home out of shipping containers. It does in excruciating detail -- that ends up leaving the impression that it would be better to use a firm to procure and build your shipping container home for me. As I turned each page, waiting to get to something more than endless details and self-promotion of the author -- I became increasingly frustrated and disappointed. Not like any other "small home" book I've ever read -- which encourage imagination and provide examples of homes that have been built and the thought processes that went into them. I do not recommend this to anyone except maybe the odd insomniac who needs something really boring and useless to fall asleep to. Skip this one for sure.

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nerowolfgal
Apr 12, 2017

This book is a bit strange. There is lots of information about the shipping containers, their sizes and types, where to buy them, what their strengths and weakness in construction are.....but a great deal of the book is about the disadvantages, difficulties, and costs of trying to build a shipper container home. I am interested in the tiny home movement, but this book went a long way to convince me that shipping containers are NOT the way to go.

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