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Container cabins are definitely in a boon right now. They are great because they can be moved out to remote areas and provide instant shelter that can expand as you do more to it. Today, we're going to look at the ups and downs of building container cabins. And the best part - told by someone who built his own and has great words of wisdom for those looking to do the same.
Steve, the author of the blog Tin Can Cabin, shared how he planned and built a 3-container cabin. He documented everything really well and has tons of pictures. Instead of trying to show them all here, you should really check out his blog for some very practical information on how to build a container cabin. The cabin is beautiful and he did an amazing job or really making the most of the containers and the interior space.
However, in his latest post, "The Shipping Container Cabin in Perspective", he argues against building with containers as well. Clearly, he did a great job building his cabin and feels it was the right choice for him. However, he tries to cover some of the other reasons people have for building with containers that may or may not be true. He backs up his points with some great information. It is excellent food for thought. While we support container cabin construction, we also try to make sure our clients understand what they are getting into as well. This article does a great job of laying it all out so you can make an informed decision about how to build your container cabin.
But let's further the discussion. Have you built with containers? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Are you thinking about building with containers? What is making you want to use them? What information are you still trying to figure out to decide if you should? It would be great if we could have a variety of comments on this, so please add yours below!