Building a Shipping Container Home | EP03 Doors, Windows, and Insulation

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  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • In episode 3 we will show how we installed doors, windows, and insulation in a shipping container home. We experimented with different ways of reinforcing the openings we cut in the corrugated metal of the shipping containers and show how impacted the installation of the doors and trim pieces to cover gaps between the door frames and the containers. The star of this episode is the pair of JELD-WEN Bi-folding doors that we installed parallel to each other.
    Follow us on instagram for project updates: instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/
    Go to www.uncontained.house for a 360-degree tour.
    Link to the company i bought my shipping containers from: www.containerdiscounts.com/shipping-containers-for-sale-home-made-modern
    Here is a link to the collection of the products we used from Home Depot which was the sponsor for this project:
    www.homedepot.com/c/openhouse?cm_mmc=socialmedia|O|FY18|NA|YT|Multi|Multi|ContainerHomeDescriptionCollection|
    Product Links
    Forney Welder
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    Insulation 2” R-13
    www.homedepot.com/p/Super-TUFF-R-2-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-R-13-Insulating-Sheathing-99060464/300528092
    Subfloor Panels
    www.homedepot.com/p/Amdry-2-09-in-x-2-ft-x-4-ft-OSB-Insulated-R7-Subfloor-Panel-AMD0150G/204395337
    Liquid Nails Subfloor Adhesive
    www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Nails-28-oz-Subfloor-and-Deck-Construction-Adhesive-12-Pack-LNP-902-CP/202246452
    Joist Hangers
    www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-Strong-Tie-Z-MAX-2-in-x-4-in-Galvanized-Double-Shear-Face-Mount-Joist-Hanger-LUS24Z/100375190
    Ryobi Generator
    www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-7-000-Running-Watt-Electronic-Fuel-Injected-Gasoline-Powered-Electric-Start-Portable-Generator-with-CO-Shutdown-Sensor-RY907022FI/306726967
    Goal Zero Solar Kit and Power Pack
    www.goalzero.com/shop/kits/goal-zero-yeti-3000-lithium-power-station-boulder-200-briefcase-solar-kit/
    Check out HomeMade Modern our DIY Channel: ruclip.com/user/HomeMadeModernvideos
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  • The Modern Home Project
    The Modern Home Project  Month ago +249

    Hi! sorry for the delay and the audio issues. I have been traveling a bit lately and its been hard to keep up on editing. I wasnt sure how in depth to in the design notes section but i will try to add more information to the web posts which i am working on now. Here is a link to the architecture firm i co-founded: zeroenergy.com/ if you want to see some of the other houses we have designed. Go to www.uncontained.house for a 360-degree tour.
    Here is a link to the collection of the products we used from Home Depot which was the sponsor for this project:
    www.homedepot.com/c/openhouse?cm_mmc=socialmedia|O|FY18|NA|YT|Multi|Multi|ContainerHomeDescriptionCollection|
    Product Links
    Forney Welder
    amzn.to/2Y4qbIW
    Insulation 2” R-13
    www.homedepot.com/p/Super-TUFF-R-2-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-R-13-Insulating-Sheathing-99060464/300528092
    Subfloor Panels
    www.homedepot.com/p/Amdry-2-09-in-x-2-ft-x-4-ft-OSB-Insulated-R7-Subfloor-Panel-AMD0150G/204395337
    Liquid Nails Subfloor Adhesive
    www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Nails-28-oz-Subfloor-and-Deck-Construction-Adhesive-12-Pack-LNP-902-CP/202246452
    Joist Hangers
    www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-Strong-Tie-Z-MAX-2-in-x-4-in-Galvanized-Double-Shear-Face-Mount-Joist-Hanger-LUS24Z/100375190
    Ryobi Generator
    www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-7-000-Running-Watt-Electronic-Fuel-Injected-Gasoline-Powered-Electric-Start-Portable-Generator-with-CO-Shutdown-Sensor-RY907022FI/306726967
    Goal Zero Solar Kit and Power Pack
    www.goalzero.com/shop/kits/goal-zero-yeti-3000-lithium-power-station-boulder-200-briefcase-solar-kit/

    • Clw Clwh
      Clw Clwh 3 days ago

      +The Modern Home Project hmmm...would you be willing to do such a construct in the Caribbean? I would like to give back to a community by setting up a central compound livity centre.

    • Clw Clwh
      Clw Clwh 3 days ago

      +David Findley hmmm...would you be willing to do such a construct in the Caribbean? I would like to give back to a community by setting up a central compound livity centre.

    • joey dubbs76
      joey dubbs76 5 days ago

      Building codes in California are ridiculous.

    • twychopen22
      twychopen22 13 days ago

      +Abel Rodrigues you mean a shipping container be shipped overseas? Highly doubtful.

    • Felipe Matzymor
      Felipe Matzymor 18 days ago

      With this videos you show us very detailed instructions to everyone dream to build a container home..

  • WiFiTubeTV
    WiFiTubeTV Day ago

    I unsubscribed because this project was only cool to watch and trendy but not worth it. With that budget I could have designed a better vacation home and make it look like a container house. You literally built a house INSIDE a container.

  • Julian Alberto Touceda

    I been downloading your video and love your concept of the CH. I live in Texas and your plans fall right in with the Texas climate but I prefer to raise the CH that I have in mind like 4 or 5 feet off the ground. i want to create an Artist Studio with 3 container of 42fts and 2 containers each 20fts to live in. Your info is helping me out a lot...thanks.

  • Doctor Doom
    Doctor Doom Day ago

    Thank you for giving me lots of ideas.

  • Platinum CTvS
    Platinum CTvS Day ago

    Where is EP04 its been soooo long

  • Guppypants
    Guppypants Day ago

    Seems like with all the other materials you added to make this a home, the shipping container really amounts to a mere siding choice. I know that this is sort of an experiment, but for the price of this I'm sure you could have a really nice prefab home delivered to your site.

  • Sabin1981
    Sabin1981 Day ago

    I've completely fallen in love with this series and I'm so excited for Episode 4!! \o/

  • DR Paquette
    DR Paquette 2 days ago

    Awesome video and details.

  • johann rüstmann
    johann rüstmann 2 days ago

    Why not place 2 containers almost side by side with plumbing in the middle and open up the facing sides ? Love these projects . Would of loved helping.

  • Seth Miner
    Seth Miner 2 days ago

    In conclusion kids, he builds a regular tiny home that happens to have metal siding.

  • Zo
    Zo 3 days ago

    Excellent videos! They should be a T.V. Series.

  • Bobby4D TV
    Bobby4D TV 3 days ago +1

    Is the series finished? Was looking forward to a full house tour episode!

  • Johnathan Saunders
    Johnathan Saunders 4 days ago

    What is with talking about the cost, it will turn people away if you make it about money.

  • MetalGearMk3
    MetalGearMk3 4 days ago

    Ben, it would of been cheaper and better if you built a rammed earth home. It's fireproof, good insulator,mold proof, termite proof, and earthquake resistant , combine that with an earthtube you won't HEVC system. Living in a metal building is not good for your long term health.

  • TheOtherBill
    TheOtherBill 4 days ago

    This thing is getting ridiculous. Should have known it when it was first said it was being built in CA. From the asinine regulations to the multiple crews on a supposedly DIY project. Thumbs down and unsubscribed.

  • Doyle Williams
    Doyle Williams 4 days ago

    Sitting here waiting on Episode 4 😁😁😁😁

  • Vincent De Groodt
    Vincent De Groodt 5 days ago

    The long waiting between episodes is killing me 😩

  • Stanley Banks
    Stanley Banks 5 days ago

    I bet all those windows will crack from all that welding spatter.

  • hernan oñate
    hernan oñate 5 days ago

    Why use wood panels and after plaster. Would not it have been better to use only plaster?

  • Jamie Jackson
    Jamie Jackson 6 days ago

    3 weeks later and no ep 4

  • stokestack
    stokestack 6 days ago +2

    Really informative. Did you consider putting two containers side by side and cutting out the intervening walls to create a wider space? Any idea if that's practical?

    • stokestack
      stokestack 3 days ago

      +Jason Storey Why would you need another wall? If it's a structural issue, why not just put a beam from side to side?

    • Jason Storey
      Jason Storey 4 days ago

      You'd have to then build what is essentially another wall to support them...You wouldn't get a wider space that way, just a different type of wall.

  • Dave P.
    Dave P. 7 days ago

    Beautiful house, But that road to it may lead to purchasing a house for sale sign. I'll bet if it weren't for the profit the inspectors wouldn't drive that road either. Also you can see by your neighbor that wind energy works out there, will you be using it too? By the way, what ever happened to the few days planned for long distance videoing by Home depot?

  • tavish mckenzie
    tavish mckenzie 7 days ago +1

    brilliant tips!! it looks great, thanks for all the tips

  • Andy Damiano
    Andy Damiano 7 days ago

    Got to ask you. are you required to have structural engineers,architecture, blueprints? I am in California as well.I know how and what I want to have built but felt I won't need to spend bucks on the 3 groups I 've mentioned.

  • Patricio Appel
    Patricio Appel 7 days ago

    Hi, great video, how much did the client paid for the complete project.

  • Citizen Fox
    Citizen Fox 7 days ago

    Better solution based on what you did: build a normal home, and just slap on the corrugated steel outer walls to the outside. You don't really have shipping containers at this point.

  • VicVal
    VicVal 7 days ago

    Man these are great videos but there is so much work to put into these things now I'm really rethinking buying these containers and building a house either way great videos man keep putting them out

  • carlcat
    carlcat 7 days ago

    I like the shipping container idea but once I saw how much time and money I began to think one could have bought a book of vacation home plans and ordered the plans for very little. On top of that you would have wound up with a very beautiful vacation home. A shipping container home would only make sense to me if it was wayyyyyyyyy cheaper and faster. On top of that a shipping container home is not a very interesting space. Still enjoyed watching your videos.

  • jfly888
    jfly888 7 days ago

    Episode 4 coming soon?

  • Ahmed
    Ahmed 8 days ago

    When is the next video

  • BeyondWrittenWords
    BeyondWrittenWords 9 days ago

    Meh. Just level the ground, put the container on something hard. Start living. I'd build a bigger wooden house with all this hassle.

  • Bad Samaritan
    Bad Samaritan 9 days ago

    Your audio switching to left side mono during your diagram explanations, is really annoying. Loving these videos otherwise.

  • Khaerul Jamal
    Khaerul Jamal 9 days ago +1

    I like this channel. Keep going on your work!

  • Ocular Shift
    Ocular Shift 9 days ago

    Question: on the insulation, it looks like the insulation panels leave gaps over the walls' indentations. Could that cause condensation issues? I've seen numerous other projects use spray foam insulation. Thoughts?

  • Stefano D'Armini
    Stefano D'Armini 10 days ago

    Really a good job but unfortunately you didn' t show the final results.

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 10 days ago

    There are now several suppliers of a paint that can be applied directly to rusty metal or nice clean metal. The important thing is to use a strong cleaner to strip any residual oils that come on new metal. The product I’ve had the best performance from is from the Eastwood Company. It’s called POR, paint over rust, it’s not designed for welding through but once you do all your welding, you can wire brush by hand to remove the welding soot, once again use a thorough cleaner, apply the POR and THEN apply your calking. POR dries to a very hard, nearly chip proof finish that resembles baked on Powder Coatings. Never gonna need to be done again. No mater WHAT you try to paint on, if you’re gonna weld on it... it better be well sealed from the chance of moisture or you WILL get rust. All that 1/8” and thicker steel you used for the windows and doors is gonna outlast you, almost certainly. The sheer dryness of the climate there and the heat will evaporate moisture. POR man, tough as nails, easy to apply and excellent bang for the buck price wise. 👍

  • Naveen Anujaya
    Naveen Anujaya 11 days ago +1

    i will shit my pants when start lightning around there and living in a steel box 😬😬

  • Hamdi Alaydi
    Hamdi Alaydi 11 days ago

    what a nice project you've done, i think if you split your project to two half .. before shipping you can do the cutting cabling wiring & insulation work .. the other half must be in the location.. this way might be reducing the cost

  • Alex Kulenkampff
    Alex Kulenkampff 11 days ago

    Nicely done, any cost for the project?

  • Jeppe Ekvall
    Jeppe Ekvall 11 days ago

    Why does the doors swing inwards? Exit's should always swing outwards (in case of an emergency). Great project though :)

  • Nada Whey
    Nada Whey 12 days ago

    Ben may I recommend a double roof, and paint it white, to help reduce temps inside the home.

  • Ricky Farrow
    Ricky Farrow 12 days ago

    Please do a part 4

  • Mark Black
    Mark Black 12 days ago

    Why am i seeing this?

  • Kevin Arevalo
    Kevin Arevalo 12 days ago

    Great Video! I have a piece of beachfront land in El Salvador, top surf destination... I am planning on building a hotel, looking into using containers to make 8 small studio apartments with beachfront views. Do you suggest containers would be cheaper/easier alternative rather than typical brick/cement? (el salvador use brick for construction, not wood)

  • Cleber Lirio
    Cleber Lirio 12 days ago

    You are such a cool guy sharing the information step by step. It is highly appreciated, as well as exciting to watch you building your house and been patient enough to share with us everything that you are going through.
    I cannot wait for the video 4.

  • Avi Ator
    Avi Ator 12 days ago

    anyone see that bug at 11:03? Great content. Love the overhangs on the windows and the brilliant ideas for framing and floors. All around great video including 1 & 2!

  • Vicent C
    Vicent C 12 days ago +3

    Who needs Game of Thrones when you have this masterpice. Thanks for the video. Can't wait to see E4!

  • Saad Al Jabri
    Saad Al Jabri 12 days ago

    Great job, thank you for sharing

  • golf del Rey
    golf del Rey 13 days ago

    Great videos,and concept,congrats

  • Patrick Melson
    Patrick Melson 13 days ago

    Did a great job! Did you frame 2x4 stud walls? Looks like 2x3. Adding that additional subflooring is way overkill in my opinion. Did you think about installing the sewer pipe under slab and coming up through the bottom of the container instead of cutting all through the steel floor?

  • Mohammed Abdullah
    Mohammed Abdullah 13 days ago

    I think it'd have been better to join all 3 containers for better rigid support against Tornadoes and earthquakes.

  • ranjeeth palanisamy
    ranjeeth palanisamy 13 days ago

    im eagerly waiting for the next video

  • Damon West
    Damon West 13 days ago

    I'm looking forward to the next video. You and your crew have done a great job and I'm enjoying the process. Grind on.

  • Joy Deb
    Joy Deb 13 days ago

    Episode 4 please...😌😌

  • Tekka579
    Tekka579 13 days ago +1

    This is amazing and an option for me... Subbed

  • Salt_
    Salt_ 13 days ago +1

    This is so detailed and in depth. Thank you for bringing this to us. Cant wait for the next ep!

  • McMas
    McMas 13 days ago +1

    thanks for sharing these episodes about shipping containers....too bad that you were required to do things for code in Cali, great job Ben

  • King Kasey
    King Kasey 13 days ago

    why dont u fully weld the metal?

  • 0311 KV
    0311 KV 13 days ago

    Did you think about lining the roof and the side that faces the sun with dynamat heatshield or the like?

    • larry warren
      larry warren 2 days ago

      They have a paint that has a solar shield for roofing i can't remember the name brand ive seen

  • Brandon Harrison
    Brandon Harrison 13 days ago

    voodoo glow skulls t shirt FTW

  • Michal Treder
    Michal Treder 14 days ago

    This is a great series. I love the attention to detail in describing the design, engineering and construction process. I work as architect in europe and I find many of the materials used a bit of overkill but biggest one is requirement for sprinklers in a single family one floor dwelling. I would consider this maybe if the house was powered by gas but in this case I am sure its not. Looking forward to seeing more videos!

  • paramet
    paramet 14 days ago

    NEED MORE

  • Hollengrhen
    Hollengrhen 14 days ago +1

    Episode 4 already, Come one people!!
    Best channel ever!

  • darf vader
    darf vader 14 days ago

    Dudes I'm impressed so how much was it for the total project

  • Spartance
    Spartance 14 days ago +1

    Where is next episode dude🤔 I am waiting

  • Fredgast
    Fredgast 14 days ago

    15:26 "even when i went nice and slOW"

  • G. K.
    G. K. 14 days ago

    Those doors are epic, never seen bifolding doors like that

  • AnimaLogain
    AnimaLogain 14 days ago

    So this is how you make a beautiful metal frame inflamable

  • Garry Collins
    Garry Collins 14 days ago

    Is the container roof sloped for rain run off?

  • Ned Ryerson
    Ned Ryerson 14 days ago

    Great video guys. I must include and as partially mentioned in other comments, it's imperative to note; condenstion is not your friend. There should have been some sort of exterior vapor barrier and vents incorporated. Also, the flooring lumber is a disaster waiting to happen. Heaven forbid there is any type of flooding from inside or out, or plumbing problems. Other than that, this is a pretty decent build.

  • Austin Avery
    Austin Avery 14 days ago +1

    Great video series, very informative

  • Eduard Burt DC MUAC
    Eduard Burt DC MUAC 14 days ago

    We are building Net Zero in CA - impact fees is what kills the project. Permit was not too bad and quiet fast for Amador County. Should be done by the end of June. In California on any property that is 5 acres and over you can apply for LDRD - Low Density Residential Dwelling - that permit eliminates sprinkler installation on a new construction. We saved at least 40k there. I am not sure what you are going to use for power at your project. We have 7.8kwh of solar and 36kwh of battery capacity off course off grid completely. That will give you title 24 exemption - that means that you would not have to deal with insulation per title 24 requirements.

  • Chuck Brown
    Chuck Brown 14 days ago

    Incredible job on the work and your videos series.

  • Un Drago
    Un Drago 14 days ago

    How to build a wooden house into a container

  • Ahamad Ali
    Ahamad Ali 14 days ago

    Hope this series doesn't get cancelled.

  • Talha Hos
    Talha Hos 15 days ago

    It would be even more better if you add swimming pool.

  • john marshall
    john marshall 15 days ago

    Buy a foam gun.

  • david morales
    david morales 15 days ago

    WHY IN THE DESERT?

  • Russ Montgomery
    Russ Montgomery 15 days ago

    Weld-through primer is just fine. BUT! keep in mind that primer does not provide A moisture nor does it stop metal from rusting. Primer is is only intended to give a coating a clean place to stick. In A dry climate you should have no problem.

  • BIG DIRO
    BIG DIRO 15 days ago

    dying to know / trying to guess the final cost - and really wondering whether, especially in a desert environment, so small makes sense. I have a feeling you could have added a lot more floor area without a concomitant increase in cost. just saying.

  • I am Silver_42
    I am Silver_42 15 days ago

    I’m also waiting for ep4! Good job! This is inspiring!

  • Andrew Haynes
    Andrew Haynes 15 days ago +1

    Thanks again for this series. Great videos and your notes at the end are very very valuable.

  • Damián "el Salsuero"
    Damián "el Salsuero" 15 days ago

    Episode 4, eh? Right.

  • Keith Veltkamp
    Keith Veltkamp 15 days ago

    There are builders, and there are over builders! I think you fall into the Over builders catagory!

  • Aiden Corona
    Aiden Corona 15 days ago

    How much was it all total not including land I'm here near Joshua tree like 40 min away and I'd love to set something similar up?

  • S. Lowe
    S. Lowe 15 days ago

    I love that everythings available at home depot, and that they'll deliver to the jobsite. your videos are incredibly informative. I feel more capeable and less intimidated with the process for sure. It becomes more "doable". thanks for these!

  • MrD. G.
    MrD. G. 16 days ago

    It really looks like you build a house inside a container. I've seen companies that do pre-build homes and deploy to location. I think that's a better deal than containers.

  • Arenas A.
    Arenas A. 16 days ago

    Just rewatching and waiting for ep 4

  • schmatever
    schmatever 16 days ago

    New subscriber from London, UK. Really interesting clips. Look forward to seeing the full reveal in the near future. Also curious to know if you considered linking these together using glass bricks? Wondered if this would make it more secure as a residence so that its one space interconnected rather than a series of different spaces that need to be locked each time you leave them?

  • Elizabeth Faraone
    Elizabeth Faraone 16 days ago

    A pleasure to watch the process! You’re amazing.

  • arthur
    arthur 16 days ago

    Excuse my naivety but any security issues with living so off grid here ? Sure it's safe but you only have to watch the movies ... Fascinating videos thank you .

  • Feed me to the Floor
    Feed me to the Floor 17 days ago +3

    "Still let the sun in to warm the house in the winter." Here I am crying because I live too close to the arctic circle.

  • LeFauxPanneau22
    LeFauxPanneau22 17 days ago

    wow.. i know absolutely nothing about architecture or engineering, this stuff blows my mind. very well-made and nice to watch, can't wait to see more!

  • Sebastian96
    Sebastian96 17 days ago

    I wish I could design a project like this.

  • Mehrdad Dalamie
    Mehrdad Dalamie 17 days ago

    Wow, the lingo is completely alien to me...didn't really understand anything said...a lesson to never try this....This is a video for expert builders who may have never worked with shipping containers, and no one else

  • Thomas Burke
    Thomas Burke 17 days ago

    You guys should do one on cleaning and covering rust spots

  • Kevin Coates
    Kevin Coates 17 days ago

    I used that much foam board for sound-proofing when I built a recording studio and rehearsal room in my basement. After finishing the drywall I noticed that it created a really bad echo and I had to use a ton of foam sound panels to deaden it. Have you had this problem with your containers?

  • Юрий Котов
    Юрий Котов 17 days ago

    А не проще было каркасник обшить профлистом

  • MrAndyCarlos
    MrAndyCarlos 18 days ago

    Why did you chose a desert place to live in?

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox 18 days ago

    #RIP popcorn cielings