Category: Container Home Building

No Money, No Home. Now what?

As the “Sustainable, Affordable ISBU Housing ” Guru, I get a lot of inquiries from young families. People ask me; “Why build a new house? Why shouldn’t we just go out and buy one? Wouldn’t that be much  easier?” It…

Adventure starts HERE!

It’s just madness, I tell you. Everyone and their brother is starting their ISBU builds. And that means that between emails, phones, messages and messenger, we’re getting pounded. LOL! I’m working on a new project that may be of interest…

Building Corten Castles – Part One

Greetings, readers! Recently, we began working with a client who is beginning the process that will lead him to building ISBU (Shipping Container) based affordable rental housing in the Deep South. During the course of the consulting conversations with him,…

Happy Independence Day!

Hey Campers! I wanted to take a moment to wish every single one of you a terrific, safe, memorable 4th of July! Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be…

Independence means Responsibility!

Greetings Campers! Now I know that you’re expecting another “Gather round the campfire whilst I tell ya a story about steel and determination”… But today we’ve put the welders down and picked up another set of tools… Campfires are now…

Sometimes a bed just won’t do…

Here at CHC, sometimes it’s more than just; “How do I assemble the shipping containers?” A big part of designing homes and structures (regardless of the style or type of home) is the assignment and detail of the created spaces.…

Cloaking Corten – Low Cost Outbuildings

As we toil tirelessly moving ISBU projects forward, we’re getting buried under requests for information about many different types of Shipping Container structures. It IS Spring (in most parts of the United States) after all. Everyone and their brother-in-law (more…

Let the builder beware!

Okay, as I attempt to rebound from a case of the crud, it’s time for a pet peeve: (For the past week, I’ve had that “borders on bronchitis” crud that seems to be infecting every valley from here to the…