Shipping container house floor plans – Seth built the 750-square-foot house in one and a half years with the help of family, friends and former colleagues. The journey began with two four-ton containers, which were purchased for less than $ 5,000 each at a freight terminal, five miles downstream. They cut the containers and connected them with a 220-square foot addition made of wooden slats, steel cables and corrugated polycarbonate panels that look like translucent glass. The addition has a ceiling of 14 feet, making the modest house surprisingly spacious.
The most challenging part of the building process, according to Seth, was placing the containers on the foundation. It took a team of friends and family a whole day to place them just right. We did not use a crane, which made the process a bit more exciting … for lack of a better word.
It is no surprise that Seth would be willing to take on a building project that most people would not even consider. When he was a child, the native of East Texas helped his father to build the parental home. The three-year project started with milling their own timber and ended with the 1,200 square foot open floor plan farm where his parents still live today.