Traditionally home insulating is done on the inside with Fiberglass batts or rock wool, insulating a container home in this way leads only to condensation and corrosion on the inside walls due to moister infiltration thru interior finish and vapor barrier.
Insulating is best done with insulating spray
foam or Polyurethane Foam; this insulating material sticks to steel
walls and depending on thickness sprayed, you can expect R3.5 per
inch for open cell or R7 for closed cell foam per inch.
Spray Foam Insulation rust proofs the interior walls, seals the building and eliminates energy robbing cold air transfer and the related problems with mould, mildew and condensation problems, steel is an excellent conductor, therefore it’s also a good idea to give the outside a thin layer of insulating foam to prevent bridging.
All original plans can be modified to suit your property, lifestyle and requirements or..
With a footprint of only 640 Sq Ft, utilizing 8 20 foot shipping containers.
These 7- 8’x20’ containers can be placed on footing blocks under each container corner or a full basement.
Option of 2 homes on 1 lot (semi detached)
Full containers are heading all over the world, but there’s nothing to put in them for the return trip.
Just an overview what the possibilities are.
With time and effort your container home or cottage will be a home to be proud of.
They are ideal for living space, office and workspace, student or artist housing.
Prevent rust with high
perlite, vermiculite, lava rock or glass micro spheres
Much easier is calling a container transporter, load your whole house on the trailer and a drop-off at your new foundation.