Building a Shipping Container Home | EP02 Moving, Cutting, and Framing a Container House

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  • Published on Feb 25, 2019
  • In Episode 2 of How to Build a Shipping Container House we will go over how to move shipping containers with a crane and place them onto the concrete foundation. I will show how I cut openings for doors and windows in the shipping containers and then welded in different types of steel reinforcement. We started the process of installing the plumbing in the floor of the container and show how we had to cut away some of the steel beams to make room for the pipes. I will also talk about how the structural requirements for reinforcing shipping containers and outline the wood structural system we installed in the container.
    Link to the company i bought my shipping containers from: www.containerdiscounts.com/buy-shipping-containers-and-build-a-container-home
    Follow us on instagram for project updates: benjaminuyeda
    Shop the Container Home: www.homedepot.com/c/openhouse
    Explore the Container Home: www.uncontained.house/
    The website for this project is now up. We will keep adding to it so please be patient. www.themodernhomeproject.com/
    Links and Notes:
    GoalZero solar panel and power packs:
    www.goalzero.com/shop/portable-power/
    Eric's instagram account:
    cut_werx?hl=en
    The Forney Welder I used for all the welding:
    amzn.to/2H2pXMD
    Ryobi Angle Grinder
    www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-4-1-2-in-Angle-Grinder-Tool-Only-P421/100519983
    Ridgid Angle Grinder
    www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-15-Amp-Corded-7-in-Twist-Handle-Angle-Grinder-R10202/300508297?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CG%7CBase%7CD25T%7C25-9_PORTABLE+POWER%7CNA%7CLIA%7c71700000044155732%7c58700004615424082%7c92700038837660435&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7ZzdzKjX4AIVvCCtBh0RhQnuEAQYBCABEgIVDvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Buying the Shipping Containers:
    We purchased one trip condition hi-cube containers. California requires that shipping containers used for homes have documentation showing that have not had toxic or radioactive materials in them. This normally means that you need one trip condition containers with appropriate certificates. I bought my containers from
    www.containerdiscounts.com/shipping-containers-for-sale-home-made-modern
    and paid $4800 each for the 40-foot hi-cube containers and $3250 for the 20-foot hi-cube container. Hi-cube containers are a foot taller than typical shipping containers.

    Check out HomeMade Modern our DIY Channel: ruclip.com/user/HomeMadeModernvideos
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  • James Brown
    James Brown 8 hours ago

    What a waste of time and money buy a all ready built 16x40 building about 8000 bucks

  • Flord eh
    Flord eh 8 hours ago

    So what next, build a log cabin around the outside of the container for structural integrity and to make it up to code?

  • Shaun Lowekey45
    Shaun Lowekey45 8 hours ago

    I wonder how much it will cost for I myself to have it built in the Chicago area, it should be much cheaper, I hope and I like the idea. Thank you for sharing your video.

  • Wil son
    Wil son 9 hours ago

    Shipping container homes = dead American dream

  • Stephen Nee
    Stephen Nee 10 hours ago

    Dude, I over build everything. But you are wack. Should have just built all with wood.

  • Pedro Rojas
    Pedro Rojas 11 hours ago

    I'm not sure but ,if anyone else trying to find out cargo container house plans try Container Recovery Tactics (container.RecoveryTactics.com ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my buddy got cool success with it.

  • Panda Digital Love
    Panda Digital Love 12 hours ago

    Don't waste space, do a 2 container Side by Side container space it out in center, then utilize space by putting a glass roof or spaced out solar in between while creating a roof / new living space. Then put solar water heater rig on container roofs, no need for water heater.

  • Incorrigible Panda
    Incorrigible Panda 17 hours ago

    I wonder if these hippies checked for carcinogens. That shit is made in China using Chinese paint and finishes.

  • Wes 76
    Wes 76 18 hours ago

    Where's your hipster beard? You know you want one.

  • Wes 76
    Wes 76 18 hours ago +1

    People living in shipping containers is a clear sign that the American dream is dead.

  • Michael BMW
    Michael BMW Day ago

    Beautiful job:) greetings from Poland ❤️💪

  • Rodrigo Gomez
    Rodrigo Gomez Day ago

    Isn't the point of buying a container as a home to save money and very little work? Set it down, cut a hole for the window and door and that's it.....based off of his location regulations he was better off making a comfy full built house.

  • Relaxing Massage Therapy

    95% of the container have been replaced with wood and the other 5 is pretty much there to say that this is a shipping container. I didn't bother to look at the next episode or the one before because the whole concept was supposed to be about building a shipping container home and it seems more like a wooden house is being built.

  • puerco cincoseissiete

    Why not to do all first and then just install it in the location?

  • Todd Chiles
    Todd Chiles Day ago

    I want to go underground with about four to six of them, then above ground.

  • Matthew Hjembo
    Matthew Hjembo Day ago

    This is so stupid. Why not just stick frame? The container is a complete waste.

  • Jack Collins Maghapon

    I thought it would be fast and cheap. This looks expensive.

  • Vermonster90
    Vermonster90 Day ago

    I've built 100's of these as offices and housing more 4,000 people. I have found for my designs best practice is to raise them up and create raised crawl space. It reduces installation cost time dramatically. Power, water and waste is piped much faster and maintenance much easier. Raised design also lends itself to a much more energy efficient design airflow and insulation are easily upgraded and maintained. Abrasive cutting is a good option smaller plasma cutters have more cost in consumables but a larger plasma cutter really is the way to go.

  • llvllrllvllorgan
    llvllrllvllorgan 2 days ago

    The 25,000$ in fees to get it built in California is bull shit. California sucks

  • AKHYTA
    AKHYTA 2 days ago

    It's pretty much a trailer home

  • Kyt tv
    Kyt tv 3 days ago

    Oh yeah and hire Mexican for cheap labor. I'm not racist at all

  • Kyt tv
    Kyt tv 3 days ago

    Now watch how white people mark the price up on container home. I'm telling y'all now if people start building these type of home for the container cost to finish I would would not pay over 35k to 48k that is it. Container cost around 1500.00 to $2800 brand new $3500.00 tops. Now all the framing, lumber installation and plumbing. And the price for those containers is for the sizes 20ft 40ft 53ft or 57th all are the same price. Now even with a college degree plus man power I wouldn't pay more than 45k period. I know people out there has to have luxury cabinet bathrooms and shit but still over paying for containers home god will punish those who corner that market.

  • Snatch Monkey
    Snatch Monkey 4 days ago

    If you moving into a container box,your doing something wrong.

  • Norka Gonzalez
    Norka Gonzalez 4 days ago +1

    Hey everyone, the best success that i've ever had was by following the Magic Container Plans (just google it) definately the most helpful info that I've followed.

  • Rui Vilarinho
    Rui Vilarinho 4 days ago +1

    This is a pretty good solution for an agriculture land, where you are not allowed for a typical brick house construction,

  • pedro perez
    pedro perez 4 days ago

    There are many factors in doing a pro job. One place I discovered which succeeds in merging these is the Magic Container Plans (check it out on google) definately the no.1 info i've seen. look at this interesting resource.

  • dooped spud
    dooped spud 5 days ago

    ONE Thing i seen i would do differently is The flooring i would leave the bottom some what open with vent screen gaps , too keep animals and bugs out , but that would keep a natural cool in the trailers from under ground , dig down and out ,,

  • Steven Peruch
    Steven Peruch 5 days ago

    I really like these home kits for the price. www.budgethomekits.com/

  • Steven Peruch
    Steven Peruch 5 days ago

    Why didn't you use PEX water lines?

  • Aren Jay
    Aren Jay 5 days ago

    You can buy flat pack interiors, really fancy quite cheap. I would put the wood frame on the outside then spray foam it, not with the squirt guns. Then stucco the outside. Instead of a flat concrete base use a raised concrete base with crawl space, this lets you fix things when they break, plumbing, wiring, etc... You can insulate it, the crawl space, with fibreglass insulation, it works better than foam. Insulation keeps hot or cold out. Otherwise looks great.
    Add Solar or wind or both on the roof and add a heated flooring with vinyl or carpet.
    You can buy Flat packs from Alibaba cheap.

  • Gary Teague
    Gary Teague 6 days ago

    Only advantage I see with a shipping container maybe for a storage pace but even that would be a maybe

  • Rolan Rivera
    Rolan Rivera 6 days ago

    San nakakabile ng ganyan ung gawa na tapos sempre kaylangan deliver po yan kayo narin mag lagay s bakuran

  • CJ Johnson
    CJ Johnson 6 days ago +1

    Those walls being framed in are more than just an additional expense, they're taking away valuable floorspace. This project, though appealing to the Joshua Tree crowd, makes zero sense from a financial, design, or functionality standpoint .

  • zeushm
    zeushm 6 days ago

    why is he masturbate himself in 17 min 43seconds to 17 min 50 seconds? do we have to do thi tobuild this house ? XD

  • Robert Z
    Robert Z 6 days ago +1

    Considering that you have constructed a concrete slab to sit the container on and then you have built interior stud walls what is benefit of using shipping containers. The containers also limit your room shapes and sizes, so why not build a timber framed house with corrugated steel cladding? I am all for using shipping containers if they can be both economically and environmentally viable but after comparing both construction methods several years ago my wife and I built our house using the second method as it came out a clear winner.
    That being said thankyou for the great video, it's very well done and congratulations on your new home! Cheers!

  • Gregory Shelton
    Gregory Shelton 7 days ago +1

    This is one of the finest educational programs I've seen on sea containers you really did a wonderful job I disagree with keeping that floor in there because you don't know what chemicals have been on those floors and unless you do know that but that was one of the warnings I understood that there could be toxic chemicals that have had penetrated those floors so you either buy a brand-new container knowing that what was shipped in it or remove that but you did a beautiful job and I'm very the script how you did it thank you

  • Richard Stockton
    Richard Stockton 7 days ago

    15:30 Why does he need so much timber?


    Video sponsored by Home Depot.

  • Razvan Cristian
    Razvan Cristian 7 days ago +1

    Stupid waste of resources.

  • gatito de madera
    gatito de madera 8 days ago

    Muy ilustrativo de comí se trabaja para modificar un container, gracias, saludos.

  • Hakker Khan
    Hakker Khan 9 days ago +1

    Hard work bring joy in the end

  • granskare
    granskare 9 days ago

    this seems to be difficult

  • War Lord
    War Lord 10 days ago

    That plywood is treated with a PCB based pesticide that off gases for years. It's meant to protect the wood from rotting and insects. It's pretty bad stuff. If you didn't seal the floor with an epoxy sealant, no matter what you cover that floor with you're breathing those fumes.

  • callaway86
    callaway86 11 days ago

    What was the point of using a container? So many problems and misconceptions in this video.

  • Heyreddin 2.0 S
    Heyreddin 2.0 S 11 days ago +1

    Welding beads, beads. Not seams.

  • DISCERNMENT FILES
    DISCERNMENT FILES 12 days ago

    These shipping containers hold water in the groooves on the roof then leak, dont do it total waste of money time and energy only to have a leaking house you need to call a welder for

  • John Mbongwe
    John Mbongwe 12 days ago

    wwe

  • David Handley
    David Handley 13 days ago

    Very impressive work!

  • Dave H
    Dave H 13 days ago

    You people understand NOTHING about steel. All that wood is has only a fraction of the strength of the steel.

  • nagyzoltangabor
    nagyzoltangabor 13 days ago

    Super film.

  • провинция файзабад

    Hi!great job !question !what kind of welding machine? can you name the brand ?

  • John Simon
    John Simon 13 days ago

    Way overkill. Building codes are not written for container homes.

  • OYA999 NKISIMALONGO
    OYA999 NKISIMALONGO 14 days ago

    So what if u just found a Big expensive trailer Home....no??? Thats out of the question??? Ok bye

  • biggsly5000
    biggsly5000 14 days ago

    If you have to frame the interior anyway why even bother with the stupid rectangle metal box? Seriously not that hard to slap some exterior sheet metal or whatever.

  • Jim Scheltema
    Jim Scheltema 14 days ago

    I live in FL. Wood looks great... but not for long. Termites, rotting, mold, etc. Hence building a wood frame house within a shipping container.

    Question: if doing again, would you use angle steel around the windows as well (like you did for the swinging doors)?

  • Theresa Galey-Webb
    Theresa Galey-Webb 14 days ago

    I live in one. In the middle of the desert.🤗

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  • Oftin Wong
    Oftin Wong 16 days ago

    I've always wanted to live inside a giant steel box ...it just seems so instinctively right doesnt it ?

  • woof beast
    woof beast 16 days ago

    Does he ever explain why this is a good option?
    It's not obvious; I dont see it.

    • woof beast
      woof beast 12 days ago

      @Always Bolt the Bird
      Ah, it's good because its good.
      Got it.

    • Always Bolt the Bird
      Always Bolt the Bird 15 days ago

      woof beast the reason why it’s a good option is because it’s what he likes. It fits what he wants and that what’s important. Might not fit you but not everything is for everyone. Just really comes down to someone wanting something and making it happen.