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How to Build a Container House

A container house can be an eco-friendly way to build your dream home. However, like any other building project, you will need to comply with local building codes and zoning restrictions before you begin construction.

Costs to Build a Shipping Container House
The overall costs of building a container house will vary depending on the design and complexity of your build. Compared to traditional stick-built homes, custom prefabricated containers can be cheaper, but the costs are also subject to market forces.

How to Choose a Builder
There are many different builders who offer container homes. Choosing the right one for your needs is important, as they will be able to help you with building and zoning regulations.

Some builders can provide pre-fabricated container homes that are ready for you to start moving into, while others may build the home for you. In either case, you should research the builder's background and find one who has experience drawing up plans for container homes.

Zoning Issues
As a result of NIMBY (no-infrastructure-made-of-shipping-containers) issues, many states do not allow container homes. Luckily, there are several states that have opened up their doors to alternative living options, including Texas, California, Louisiana, Oregon, and Tennessee.

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