Have a Seat and Read This.

After a long Memorial Day weekend to clear my mind of all things mundane, I am back; but what I have running though my mind can be argured as being…

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Using Pier Footings for Your Shipping Container Home

Caveat: before you read the main part of this post, please note that this would be my approach to things. That means what you are about to read is all opinion…

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Maui Ocean View Getaway on a Budget

As I mentioned in a previously post, everyone has their own idea of what they can live with or when a project is finished in their own mind–good enough. This…

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Building Codes: All 50 States!

After much googling and stumbling into nowhere links, I finally found the perfect resource for us owner-builders. I know building codes are the biggest obstacle for containerists wishing to assemble…

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Australian Waters: When Containers Attack

We hear stories of giant squid and bus-sized sharks and sea monsters… but when I hear about a shipping container attacking a boat, I don’t know whether to laugh or…

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Laborer Housing in Maryland

Here is a great small shelter for a laborer at an iris nursery in Monkton, Maryland. A native of Vera Cruz, Mexico, worker Nimrot Vera, who had been living in…

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Sustainable, Self-Sufficiency = Hippies?

I shake my head within a slight hue of exasperation when I think about the concept of living off the land and a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle because there is such…

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Where Are the Coronas?

If this doesn’t put a smile on your containerist face, I don’t know what will. I suppose it just doesn’t take much anymore to make people happy. I can see…

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Ugh! Shipping Containers and Building Codes.

do believe that this is probably of greatest concern for us containerists (besides coming up with a cool home design!): passing building code inspections. I will try to help with some…

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Maersk Loses $555m

As if pirates off the coast of Somalia weren’t bad enough, leading shipping giant Maersk reports a first quarter loss of $555 million over last year’s meager profits of $9m…

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