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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Your website Texas Container Homes

 Hey Jess,
Just wanted to say great website. Planning on building a country retreat next year using containers,  it will be a U shape with 2 X 40 footers on each side with 2 x 30 footers forming the bottom of the U, the center area will be the living area, the 40 footers on each side will be co-joined to make 3 bedrooms and a large bathroom and the 30 footers kitchen and dining area, I'm hoping to use the cut out center pieces as a sloping roof welder for Hurricane and Tornado protection (Like you I live in Texas)
An aside I spent approx. 2 tours (12 and 14 months) living out of a 30 footer clinic come bunk in Iraq (FOB Speicher and Baji), pretty rough and ready as per US Mil, no insulation to speak of, so ended up framing the inside with 2x2, installing fiberglass insulation then 1/2 ply for the walls and ceiling  and of course mounting two AC Window units,, we also put two rows of sand bags interlocked around the outside and on the roof for protection from rockets and mortars... LOL... they also work great for insulation, no windows of course.. for doors we just built a frame about 2 foot inside the entrance and finally a 'ships' bathroom, basically the sink and toilet were so close together that everything got a free shower (4'x4') we installed our own septic system for sewage and water came from a military bowser which was refilled once a week. Unfortunately I lost all my pics when my external hard drive died just after my computer died (Avg summer temp over there was 128F with some days climbing to 142F)
Anyway wanted to say hi and commend your site,
Thanks for your service. Get in touch.

David McGaughey

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Saturday, June 4, 2016


Ok. So this is what my buddy has on shipping containers. And my cell phone number is 214-930-3119 if you would like to share my email and phone number as contact information. Or if you already have people that are looking I would love to connect them with my contact.

There is about a 1000 containers that need to be moved.

150 - 20' Standard units @ $1500 each
70 - 40' Standard Units @ $1600 each
600 - 40' Hi-Cube Units @ $1700 each
100 - 45' Hi-Cube Units @ 1800 each
6 - 40' Standard-Reefer Units @ $6,000 each
Quantity discounts available.  
All units will be Wind and Water Tight Cargo Worthy Boxes and are available now for pick-up. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

BUILDER MODS International

Ashley Nalepka

We are located in Wisconsin. We repurpose containers into homes, offices, trade show displays, stores, and more!
Our website is:om

My e-mail is: analepka@modsinternational.c


MODS International builds custom, container-based, residential housing structures that are only limited by your imagination. There are an abundance of containers sitting at ports across the world, we can take these slightly used containers and re-purpose them into any type of home such as a cabin, vacation home or main residence. Container homes are becoming a popular choice for new home builders. Many people enjoy the industrial, modern style the containers offer, but we can also design the home to look more traditional. We can also design any size home using multiple containers.
We take great care to ensure the containers we use to build are clean and ready for construction use. We also take great care to ensure we are building your container home specifically to your needs. For more information and to begin your unique building experience, call us at 1-800-869-1277.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I.m looking for a 40'Container close to Tomball, Texas to buy. 512-739-7676 or

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Charity Needs Shipping Containers

Charity Needs Shipping Containers

We need 20' or 40' shipping containers to convert to single unit houses for the Homeless, Elderly and those who can't qualify for a loan. I am going to try again to raise money to build a 20' demonstration container home as an example to show what a Container Home looks like.  Jesse Smith

Sunday, April 12, 2015

CONTAINER INFO. for anyone

In this era of scouring the earth for the magic bullet in home building, few ideas can compete with the weird, pragmatic beauty of the used shipping container. Cheap, strong and easily transportable by boat, truck or train, these big steel structures now litter the ports of America as mementos of our Asian-trade imbalance. (Many more full containers arrive on our shores than depart, so ports either ship them back empty -- to the tune of about $900 per -- or sell them.)

Hurricane proof, flood proof, fire proof, these metal Lego blocks are tough enough to be stacked 12-high empty -- and thus can be used in smaller multistory buildings. Used containers (which can be picked up for $1,500 to $2,000) often have teak floors and sometimes are insulated. The bright orange, blue and rust corrugated boxes may not appeal to everyone. But contemporary hipsters find them not just the ultimate in postmodern appropriation but aesthetically pleasing as well.

And even though containers have little of the crunchy nostalgia of the hay-bale house or the yurt, they trump most other forms of green building because, in the current economy, they are virtually a waste product. Making a building (which can last and last) out of what is essentially a huge piece of industrial detritus takes recycling to a new level.

The concept of using shipping containers as buildings is hardly new -- institutions like the military have been using the structures as temporary offices, bunk houses and showers for some time. Examples of designers incorporating shipping containers into residential designs date back to 1982.

But in the past couple of years, a field known as container architecture has evolved, offering the hope that what was once only a post-industrial pipe dream can emerge as a practical new building form. A handful of architectural firms around the world -- from New York to New Zealand -- have built prototypes or plans for shipping-container homes. Most of these designers develop each house or project as a one-off, but one prefab factory has begun pumping out little container homes that are not meant for the military encampment or the disaster relief camp. Rather, they are meant for the discerning homeowner avid for something new.

Container Homes Designs - by Containerhome.biz,

Container Homes Designs

Container Home Floor Plan Designs
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The trend of shipping container homes and shipping container home construction..Diy shipping container home. there is now a large number of shipping container homes being built and may of these are diy shipping container homes.. Not all container home designs and plans need to look like rustic shipping containers. there is much demand for a more conventional type of design as the container.
Containerhome.biz, is a place to buy ready-to-use construction plans for housing, reusing iso shipping containers. our vision is to create homes in a sustainable and.Design concept this 2 level floor 1280 sq ft contemporary container house design with a footprint of only 640 sq ft, utilizing 8 20 foot shipping.

So You Think You Want a Custom-Built Shipping Container Home?

So You Think You Want a Custom-Built Shipping Container Home?

shipping container homeWe’re not here to dash your dreams, but the growing cargotecture trend has definitely inspired a lot of unique ideas in shipping container homes. And while shipping containers themselves are pretty simple, all those industrial chic additions (retractable walls, floating staircases) can make building with boxes a bit more complicated.
Here are three shipping container home considerations we recommend you think through, before deciding if container living is really for you.
Container Home Design we are big fans of upcycling—i.e. repurposing the global surplus of steel shipping containers for broader, long-term purposes.  But we’re not setting out to build the world’s most luxurious treehouse (no offense, Pete Nelson), or try to make a Conex box look like the Sydney Opera House. Instead, we create safe and efficient living spaces inside our popular Living Boxes. Living Boxes can be customized to an extent—in terms of stacking and joining multiple containers. But they can’t be made to replicate the Guggenheim. That’s just not what we do.
Container Home Materials
Contrary to popular belief, shipping containers aren’t dirt cheap. A quality, used, 40-foot container can cost around $4,000. (There are cheaper units out there, but we wouldn’t recommend living in them.) Four thousand is certainly less than framing and foundation materials for a traditional home, but it doesn’t represent the entirety of a shipping container home’s price tag. Don’t assume that a shipping container frame will allow you to outfit your pad with Brazilian hardwood and gold leaf ceilings. Being able to incorporate nice materials and furnishings into a modest-sized space is one great advantage of a minimalist home. Just be sure you’ve done your homework on standard container costs first.
Container Home Timeline
Already sold your brick and mortar home in the city? Hoping to take advantage of a prime seller’s market, or snag the perfect plot of land you just found for sale?  Your plans may not sync with a shipping container home if you’re hoping for 30-foot ceilings and a sunken living room. Custom containers can take months to build. And more complex designs often require onsite intervention (grading the property, compacting the soil, pouring the foundation, etc.)  Choosing a new home is certainly a major decision—one that’s worthy of a little wait time. But if you want to minimize unforeseen snags and delays, a custom build may not be your dream home.
The bottom line?
For a lot of container home enthusiasts, opting for a standard Living Box unit is a much better solution than a custom build. For one thing, the “standard” label is a little misleading. Our shipping container home buyers have found plenty of cool, inexpensive ways to modify and personalize container houses. Having fun with exterior paint, patios, window boxes and living roofs are just a few examples.
The other piece of feedback we always hear from Living Box buyers: context. Many homeowners have trouble weighing their full appreciation for a shipping container home until it’s placed in the landscape they love. And yet, the ability to live in a quiet, unspoiled environment is usually the prime reason people chose container homes in the first place. Living Boxes help to preserve that goal; set-up is fast and minimally invasive.
Still think you’re in the market for a shipping container home? Get more information here:
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