The Dos and Don’ts of Shipping Container Homes

It’s easy to buy into the hype around shipping container homes, but there are some fundamentals you should know before going all in.
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Few building types are as rife with misconception as the shipping container home. Many hopeful homebuyers assume that building one means stacking boxes together and—presto!—a brand new house. Others view it as a mysterious feat of design and engineering that has nothing to do with architecture as we know it. The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between. 

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