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Building a Shipping Container Home | EP02 Moving, Cutting, and Framing a Container House
- Жарияланды 2023 ж. 31 Нау.
- Тәжірибелік нұсқаулар және стиль
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Appreciate the detail and effort put into this video. Understand containers may not be the ideal home project for all, but, for those of us thinking about it videos like this are really helpful.
Thanks Modern Home Project folks! This is hugely informative! My partner and I (with helf from some very kind souls) are starting our home build right now. Your corner steel window frames looks fantastic, will probably borrow that idea! Keep it up, so inspiring
Consider foundation anchors that can later be mounted to with adjustable welded or bolted metal supports. That was good to work with and promote other people’s crafts. Shipping container makers may even consider offering designs for home builders. A cool option is a horizontal sub-terrain container that is connected to the surface with a vertical container spiral staircase. Multi-levels connecting with vertical containers is cool. Thanks for sharing your craft.
Honeslty one of the best and most interesting container home videos i´ve watched. And i watched a lot, trust me :D Thanks for the content!
The wooden frame doesnt just apply to CA. I saw an episode of building off grid on Discovery that featured a container house. Owners lived in Middle America and the husband did a wooden frame. He did it for insulation, wires, dry wall.
The video transitions so well it's easy to overlook the sheer amount of effort you have put in to document the build. Awesome video.
But such a waste of time !!!!
This is so interesting! Your explanations are concise and easy to follow along with. When is Episode 3 coming out?
A little hint to save a lot of time cutting with the 4 1/2 inch grinder. Use a skillsaw with a metal cutting blade, it is MUCH faster and will cut a lot deeper and cleaner so you can make one clean cut all the way across from the inside or outside on the walls. They use a 7.25" blade or a 10.25" blade on some if you need a deeper cut! I started using a 7.25 to build dune buggies and boat trailers over 50 years ago and it worked great and was a great time saver tool. Thanks for sharing these videos I really appreciate them. Great work!
One of the most detailed DIY shipping container house videos on YT. Worth the subscription.
This is how I would build mine. I have seen so many shopping containers on KZclip and I’m like “what are you thinking!” Finally I found someone who would build like myself. Love your videos.
This fortified me wanting to create a shipping container home. I would like to see a video of someone putting multiple containers together, cutting out the sides completely to have a huge floor surface and framing it out.
There is a video called: (Container home start to finish) by Hudd homes inc on KZclip, they connected 3 shipping containers into one big home.
I'm not a professional builder so not sure what would be overkill or not. Takeaway- excellent video production and great narration. You're videos are always very informative. Last takeaway: the permit process in CA; this why there is very little low income housing. 25k for a container home, can you imagine what it would be for full development!
I love how detailed this is. Well done, man. Looking forward to part 3.
This is great, and for those that are unaware, the timber frame stops heat transfer in to out and out to in. Great project!
Love the simple design! We are working on building our container home right now and I thought welding in 80 degrees was tough! I can’t imagine what it was like welding in 100+ degrees!
Good luck! You will hate it before you love it
Thank god for you Judy once again! I say this on almost every video now lol!
But seriously wouldn’t have found out about CIRS without Judy and at just the right time too! Only a few weeks into the prococol and will just trust the process because i know itll take some time because my health has become so extremely poor… but i have hope!
Praise Jesus 🎉❤
But how many years can this type of home can withstand, i like how all you guys got together for this Project!
Amazing!!! Your videos and instruction are such good quality! I want to learn to do stuff like this --
Cutting costs and saving time is not everyone's objective. From what I understand, Ben is more interested in experimenting with different materials and methods, in learning from those experiences and sharing it with others. I believe that was the original goal of the channel. Plus it's sponsored by a major company, so it's a win-win for everyone. Thanks for the detailed videos Ben, always look forward to your uploads.
Really good videos. One suggestion about caulking. Silicone caulk used an acetic acid based curing chemistry and especially on raw metal will start a corrosion process that you are going to cover up. Non-silicone caulk would be much better for this application.
To minimize error when cutting out holes for windows/doors, you could just use the window/door frame you make to TRACE where you're gonna cut. You welcome ;)
This is the most useful video I have seen. I have been thinking of building a house out of shipping containers, but that looks like an enormous pain in the AZ! You have convinced me to use traditional materials like bricks and wood. Very interesting video though, thanks for sharing!
This guy must be an engineer, he has found the most over-complicated way to accomplish this project.
I hear your man, I've been a builder for 30 plus years and this is the most ridiculous engineering I've ever seen lol
Here is the Original Semitic Text. Guys, HERE is The Savior
YaH The Heavenly FATHER HIMSELF was Who they Crucified for our sins and “HERE IS THE PROOF”
From the Ancient Semitic Scroll:
"Yad He Vav He" is what Moses wrote, when Moses asked YaH His Name (Exodus 3)
Ancient Semitic Direct Translation
Yad - "Behold The Hand"
He - "Behold the Breath"
Vav - "Behold The NAIL"
@Mark Baker in the new America words like _rigger_ are unacceptable. You can only use words like "rigger" if you are, in fact a rigger and you're talking to other riggers or making a rap video and pronouncing it "Rigga".
First. Thank you for making this video. Great job and super helpful. Thanks!! With that said, some major safety errors with regards to that container move and it could have cost a life if something when wrong, which happens, hence the safety rules. I say this as a former rigger on a North Atlantic Ocean Oil Rig.
Evans together strong
My first view of your project and it looks like you and team have done a great job, it's too bad your cement slab cracked, not enough rebar I suppose. I'll have to look for your final photos I'm sure it's beautiful.
Now I understand why containers don't work from an engineering standpoint. I really enjoy the site and your excellent and thorough explanation!
What a useful video. I'm planning a total demolition/rebuild with 12 containers (20ft) on my house just outside Washington, DC. I'm an HVAC contractor and have a lot of experience with other trades in construction so I'm going to be doing a lot of the work myself.
Wonderful stuff, I love the feeling of building something yourself.
You are a very good narrator, you’re doing a very neat job with the window frames. Did you did a use for the corrugated steel from cutting out the windows. I thought they could be awnings.
Congratulations & thank you for posting, this was an awesome project, challenging, and educational. I learned a lot from your posting and your commentators, a lot of negatives comments but also a lot of educational tips. 👍😎👍
Mate, this is a great KZclip video! Super interesting, and you are not scared to let us know when you messed up! Well done, very clear and precise!
This has pretty much cured me of ever wanting a Shipping Container House ! Thank you.
He told you it was rust proof
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@steveeb I know. Because CA has ridiculous building code requirements. But he could have gotten around that by simply putting these on trailers. Or not building in CA lol.
Great video. I always wonder why people don't frame the external walls rather than the internal to save that little bit of lost space inside? Frame the external walls and clad with corrugated iron, or cement sheet then render. Perhaps even use weatherboards.
I think I still prefer a wood built house but this is still pretty cool. Hats off to the effort put in.
Those shipping containers are made from cor10 steel. Rust will not hurt them but will in fact create a protective layer. The steel frames you made were more than adequate to give the extra strength from cutting the corrugated.
Thank you! What fantastic advise. I have not seen any other video with such detail on the details. It's really the kind of advise that one can't find anywhere. Very generous of you!!!!
Love those 20' Containers -- Great for Tool Shed and an Art Studio!
This is hilarious. Essentially what you ended up with is a method to build a house outside inwards. Built it backwards. Cladding first, then framing. All for the container aesthetic. I can't deny they are cute, and that limitations beget great designs but this is all driven by this romantic ideal of apparent "cheap efficiency". Which this clearly is not and is what anyone who actually builds with containers finds out real fast. Still, I love this project. Money be damned it's cool.
@D. John Grady If men knew the difference between commercial and private, they wouldn't be asking for permission from a private company on what they can and can't build on deeded land. The reason they do is because the trust only gives them equitable (use) title and the control remains in the trust. If you move it out of the trust's control and operate in the private, foreign jurisdiction. Then the US Inc or CA Inc or County Inc don't have any say about what you do.
All courts are commercial courts, all crimes are commercial crimes, there are supposedly only a few article three courts in existence here.
@VOYAGER idk what you're talking about? 'THEY robbed him of space?' Who is THEY. I seems to me the framing is in place to help insure structural integrity.
@Robert Paulson The main problem with most countries when wanting a “structure to live in” are regulations around the infrastructure & services like sewerage & water supply. Mainly sewerage. You can build a shed with a roof for very little money but when you “live” in it, suddenly all the extra layers of codes & building “suitability” apply. And rightly so when you consider the community & land as a whole.
@Robert Paulson Depends where you are. In the USA, the cheapest is a used trailer-home. In my country (New Zealand) the cheapest is probably a relocated house, the next cheapest is a timber framed, corrugated-steel-clad house built in a factory or yard then trucked to site. Still, “cheap” is a relative term!
I'm trying to build or buy in some kind of structure to live in. What is your recommendation for the cheapest thing I could do?
I really appreciate the time effort and care spent on documenting this project. Thank you
You're a great teacher and builder! Keep up the videos!
Very informative and with details. Seems like more work involved than one might think.
I'm curious about your costs. Was it cost effective when factoring the purchase price of the containers along with the additional framing you had to do?
I'm guessing no but havent cost this out myself.
For me I would have purchased job site offices and used them together like one for a bedroom, one for kitchen/ living area, one for bathroom. You can put them together any way you want like modular prefabricated homes.
They come with windows, electric, and air conditioners. Also plumbing and bathrooms. Much easier.
Love that you’ve documented this - cannot imagine the hell involved in the edit but thanks for this series :)
Horrible video! And worst place to build a container house is in the desert! Thia guy could have built it in a low in come area of Los Angeles where there is affordable land...
Much appreciated on this end :) keep up the stellar effort
This would be one of the best how build a container I have ever seen. Really appreciate your guidance from down under
What a fantastic video. You have given me the inspiration to build a single 40' high cube home for a holiday home! I am at the planning stages at the moment and will probably take the plunge and purchase a container in the the next week or so. I can't believe how much they have gone top in price here in Australia due to COVID! Very interesting to see how you welded in the door and window frames. Am I right to assume that if you were to do it again you would use angle instead of tube section due to the benefits of fitting and welding into position? Also I take it that you weld every 8 inches or so and use a quality silicone to fill in any gaps? Thanks again for such a good video. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of them.
These guys are doing a far more professional job than most builders in Vancouver.
Wow, great crew and insight on how it’s done. Thanks for sharing
hi, very good video, i learned a lot from your video.
btw, may I have a drawing of your structure from your entire container video series?
Great videos, guys.
I am willing to bet you a few dollars that the building regulations here in Japan are even stricter than in California.
You have to have a permit here even to put a trailer / caravan on ground that is not 'residential' zoned in some cases.
I am checking out this kind of stuff so I can build a small school.
Interesting to see how it's done in other parts of the world.
great job. it was unreal to view the first vid. you guys are a great inspiration.a real dream come true.god bless.
Thanks for the great video. What did you use for the power source for your welder?
por assistir e tirar algumas duvidas, entrei nesse ramo kkkkk vou fazer minha casa container juntamente com minha esposa e vou anotar as dicas para nao sofrer kkkk, nos que vamos fazer e ver no que vai da, vou postar no meu canal para caso erre alguem que venha assistir nao erra, obrigado.
Great work! Ignore the knockers. You are getting it done and doing it well. Invite the critics to start up their own channel on how to do it better. Watching with great interest.
Oh my word! Is this the complicated complex version of building a container house? Your detailed documentation is tops.
That box begins to get pretty narrow when you start adding 2x4's for framing. I think I would want to attach two of the boxes together and blow out part of the inside walls, then put a beam across the top of them both for structural support.
Madness why not just build sans box by the time you.fk about cutting welding venting etc etc sealing the box steel. Better off just.framing out more head space note all the preparation work.
Where are you going to add a beam to support 16 feet ceiling span? It is already 8 feet high ceiling in this box. Maybe building outside metal structure to support ceiling? 😀
Only an egomaniac thinks there is a best way to do something like this...But a vertical walled Quonset hut with a sprayed on insulation (preferably Hempcrete) would have been far cheap, and more efficient to build ....Since it ended up having a full perimeter foundation and a slab
The view is heavenly from all angles but seeing it after a cut out is just dreamy.
Great looking home, top notch. The stairs, as beautiful as they look, could be a disaster if you slipped, do I need to elaborate. I like the idea of using the cans (containers) if you can maneuver it easily onto your building site. I'm very familiar with containers, as I worked as an extra casual longshoreman for a few years. D.
You do very good job,and also it is very good that you give advice how you do some part of work,and you give safety advice to people. If someone want to make something from shiping container, this video need to be in category: must see. You have big like from me. Greetings from Serbia
Thank you for sharing this! Amazing stuff!
Seeing many videos on why not to build shipping container houses - can you share feedback would you do this again and was there any gain (financially or structurally) to using shipping containers?
Another great video, please keep up the awesome work!
Nice you just got a new subscriber......so quick question. Do you have any ideas on how I could maybe paint or something to prevent condensation build up on the interior of these containers. I’m still planning everything out such as the floor plans and all that but it’ll be a few years before I start building. Still doing my research and all that, you answered a few questions in this video for me.
This is one of the finest educational programs I've seen on sea containers you really did a wonderful job I disagree with keeping that floor in there because you don't know what chemicals have been on those floors and unless you do know that but that was one of the warnings I understood that there could be toxic chemicals that have had penetrated those floors so you either buy a brand-new container knowing that what was shipped in it or remove that but you did a beautiful job and I'm very the script how you did it thank you
Did you consider tack welds for the brackets on the lumber to the container?
Small tack points is the key, then grind them. Looks like you are getting comfortable with the process. D
I live in FL. Wood looks great... but not for long. Termites, rotting, mold, etc. Hence building a wood frame house within a shipping container.
Question: if doing again, would you use angle steel around the windows as well (like you did for the swinging doors)?
Thank you for this project! I am looking at building one in Canada but all the other videos I have seen have not been this detailed. Including what tools you need (like the type of welder) I look forward on learning more from this project with hopes to build my dreams from gaining knowledge and confidence from your videos. Cheers!
If you need to watch a video to figure out what kind of welder you need to build a container house, you're not ready to build a container house.
How a box is a dream?
I'm curious, what type of paint was used on the exterior? It looks outstanding and I am wondering what type/brand/color of paint you used ? (Being metal exterior I am wondering)
Cool project. Although, the more videos I see about shipping containers turned into rooms, the more I think it's easier to build them from scratch.
I need some ideas can you help please
This video and narration is fantastic and thorough!
If you only cut out a traditional swing door into the shipping container, do you still need all that extra wood reinforcement frame throughout the shipping container as you did in the video?
Wow, what an awesome house. Two thumbs up.
I think what I learned is that you can use an angle grinder to build an entire house.
Man, dont ever weld flat on concrete like that. You risk it exploding on you if there is any moisture trapped in the concrete. It superheats and expands and can blow up in your face.
There was an obvious amount of FNG in this video.
I think you get better penetration vertical welds when you go from the bottom up too.
When it pops- it sticks to your skin, as you
frantically peel it off your skin stays stuck to
to the cement piece, it all happens in about
Thank you for that great safey tip.
Having worked for Mobile Mini, I've always thought the offices would be a good start for a house. They're finished inside, tiled, insulated, wiring is already there, heating/AC.
They are definitely a great proof of concept
This has made me curious of making a container woodwork shop. Or at the very least a dry lumber storage.
Amazing content, very much appreciated.
The 2x4 on edge framing reduces your interior by almost 8 inches. IMHO they could have been laid flat saving 4 inches for wider interior when when every inch counts. An 8" interior is extremely narrow. I am considering using 2x1 strapping for interior framing in my build. As you mentioned, it's not structural.
Love the idea. I think it should be under ground it would stay colder and warmer. The $25,000 permits is just insane.
Has been done but requires a great deal of work to prevent the metal from degrading. Concrete roof was poured over the top with lotsa rebar added. Hard to tell they existed
Approximately what was the cost for this “development”? I assume container cost is minimal but the cost of the renovation is substantial as those are not standardised projects. Any feedback appreciated.
Great job overall!
Is this the wooden container’s home? You don’t have to worry about heat in the winter. Congratulations! You’ve built the container’s house for the Kardashian.
Actually, what I would like to do is build beautiful detailed paneled-walls for the interiors of these.
The editing and camera motion skills are Superb!!!! as well as the container home.....my next project
Wonderful home, I hope you have many years of enjoyment.
My god... we put up a concrete house with red clay blocks and plaster way faster for probably less than this...
At this point, the modifications needed to make these containers livable long term are taking more time than building a traditional home.
With so much framing used, I wonder if you have compared the cost of the container versus just stud framing a similar structure?
I can't imagine how loud it got inside with a welder and angle grinder going at the same time.
use plugs in ears
I looked up building a tiny house in Joshua Tree, but found that there was a minimal square footage requirement. Would love to know how you got around that. Maybe this house meets that criteria but with them being separate buildings, I don't see how? Thanks for such an amazing video.
They mentioned it - that's why they had to have the 40ft workshop container, to make up the shortfall.
I live in a very warm climate and these containers are not ideal for our area. Actually, I am planning on using Styrofoam and Concrete!!! It is ideal, from every angle I've read and a lot easier to work with + less $$$ than shipping containers.
GREAT JOB on yours! Impressed w/your skills! 👍
good video. I would to make it more efficient...
1-Pour bases before the shipping containers arrive , then off load containers straight down on its base.
2-Leave pockets in concrete for services.
3-Raise container on plinths to allow for services to go under the container.
4-install Vents outside.
5-Weld all the way round windows and doors.
or to make it cheaper use wood not steel.
Cant wait for the next video. Im absolutely loving this
Where can I find info on the permitting process? My dream is to create a tiny home community. How hard was it to get approved for your build?
I’m building a house near yours using shipping containers but mine will be under 10 feet of earth on the side of a hill.
These buried home never get below 60 degrees or above 80 in the summer.
Good video, I’m getting some ideas.
I’m going to use solid double pane glass for the fronts for a nice view. I plane to use three 10x *40 containers.
To me it is a waste putting these above ground when they are so strong.
Hi, your video was quiet informative, can you tell, how much Load capacity these container have if Roof of container is to be used as next floor, Also the Seismic and Wind forces impact if these stacked containers are used.
Amazing videos. High quality stuff, Hey guys doing great job as always!!
Thank you so much this was so helpful. 🙌🏾
TLDR: With current CA regulations rather DON'T build container houses in CA. That's my take away:
All the timber that went into those containers kinda ruins the whole point of the container itself in my opinion and took a lot of the space away and at that point you might as well just put external siding on the wood and end up with a better insulated structure for cheaper. The WHOLE point of containers is precisely that they ARE the structure of the "room" roof floor and walls. But here this HAS proper foundations and proper framing with proper support, the containers are really just there at that point for sake of being there. Corrugated siding would land you the same look cheaper. Just my opinion. Overall it is very well done though and quite impressive just wanted to throw my 2 cen'ts in the jar.
Dear Sir, it is architect Ratti Diego from Italy. I keep watching with great interest and I admire your work activity. I have tried to get in contact with you to share my innovative idea in the assembling phase of cargos. I designed a solar pavilion for the US solar Decathlon, California 2015 and I am trying to develop my innovative proposal in the assembling phase of containers. Today I am going to be published on the architectural and engineering journal at Pennsylvania State University and my idea is undervaluation for a copyright statement. I admire your work and I would really love to get in contact with You. Bye. Diego Ratti
This has to be one of the best tutorials I have seen on how to efficiently and effectively drain a bank account. Bravo! Kudos, mate! Ya nailed it! _(No pun intended)_
Is it true that you should insulate the outside to prevent moisture and mold inside due to the temperatures difference?