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How to buy a used shipping container
A shipping container is a modular, stackable metal container used to convey goods by ocean or land transport. They are built for durability, and able to withstand weight, salt and moisture. As well as serving as a great way to ship goods by boat, truck or train, shipping containers are often used by individuals and businesses for storage. In recent years, they have also been shaped by architects and builders into Container Houses , offices and stores. Whatever the reason you are looking for a used shipping container, it is a good idea to learn the lingo that is used to sell them and research your options, before making a purchase. Find out how to buy a used shipping Granny House .

Brenda Kelly from iqcontainerhomes has been dreaming of living in a shipping container home since she was 13, and she has been modelling and creating designs for shipping container homes for as long as she can remember!

Everything about building out a container was new to me and there wasn’t any useful info that I could find, so for me I really can’t think of anything that stands out from the rest. I can say that the one thing that I wished I had not done was buy my containers without seeing them- I took the company’s word that they would be in good shape. They were beat all to heck.

If you want to save on transportation costs, then calling 3 to 10 storage or shipping companies in your area may prove to be the most economical options. This may also afford you the chance to inspect the container before purchasing.

Inspect the container yourself, instead of hiring an inspector. You should ensure that the doors close completely and the body is free of dents. Also, avoid containers that contain rust near the seals or bad odors, as these are likely to remain.

The good thing was that most of the really dinted places would end up being cut out of the containers anyway. And I wished I had known that it doesn’t cost that much more for a One-Trip container and they are like brand new.

The home has wide eaves to shadow the windows from the intense summer sun and then internal ceiling fans for internal air movement on hot days.

The exterior view shows two of these containers to be stacked on top of each other, while the third has been cut in half and then stacked.

The double storey central atrium forms the main living area of the house, flanked on either side by the containers with a bridge on the first floor linking the bedrooms upstairs.

Brenda Kelly has built a couple dozen Prefab House Hzxiaoya.comover the years, delivering most of them to rural places in New Mexico. He said most of them are not the type of container homes seen on Pinterest or on HGTV. Instead, he usually modifies a container so it's weather proof, and the homeowner finishes the inside and things like electrical work.
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