Insulating the outside of a container home.
Ceramic insulating coating, this is a fairly new product and I haven’t seen any user comments about this product, but according to the producers instructions and specifications you can achieve an R? value with only a ?Mil coating.
I fond some info about it Here although not to be realistic in its use, another proclaim it’s as good as 6 inches of fibreglass batts.
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.
Hardly any information is available about
ceramic insulation, why, it could be that the formula is
so simple that anyone can put it together with only store bought
ingredients, so it’s time to experiment.
Some insulating materials that are readily available at your building or garden center are; perlite expanded or not, vermiculite, crushed lava rock or glass micro spheres, mixed in with paint or cement or both.
The traditional way to approach outside insulation of a shipping container home is to clad the entire steel box in Styrofoam boards of the correct insulating value, cover this up with any outside sheathing or coating of your liking, my choice is a stucco of papercreat, which can be sprayed on and is a mixture of cement, paper and paint, it has also an additional insulating factor.
Acrylic-polymer spray on stucco.
There is a new wave in stucco, referred to as an Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). An acrylic-polymer coat of Styrofoam based stucco is sprayed, or applied, onto a base of Fiberglas mesh and foam board insulation. EIFS virtually never cracks, and it gives your home extra insulation as well. It is a little more expensive than the traditional stucco finish, and EIFS is more vulnerable to high impacts, such as hail or woodpecker damage, than traditional stucco siding.
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.