Your Own Shipping Container Home on a Small Budget

Choosing to live in a shipping container brings several benefits with it, as we’ve previously discussed and, because one of these advantages is how cost-effective they are, this is a great option for people on a small budget. And even though price is not the only reason why you should choose to live in a container home, it’s still a very important aspect to consider, so here at Flintham Cabins we want to help you take full advantage of your budget:

Plan Everything

Planning is always important, but it becomes even more so when you’re on a tight budget. Planning everything (and planning it well) is vital to your project, because otherwise it’s difficult for you to know whether or not you’re going in the right direction. Improvising might work better if you want to turn your container into a work of art and let your imagination go free, but to build a home it’s imperative that you lay down all details and ideas, in order to come up with a thorough plan that will never let your down – and will always take into consideration hitches along the way.

Planning where you want to spend your budget is also very important, as is deciding what exactly you want to build – how many bedrooms? Where will your bathroom be? Will you need more than one container?


The Best Containers

One of the most important factors to consider when building your own container home is the materials of the container itself. Because you’re on a tight budget, price is king, but you still shouldn’t hold back on choosing the best container, as this will form the base of your new home. You can get affordable units, new or used, and made from quality steel if you so desire, so even on a budget you’ll be able to get the best option.

Where to Spend the Budget?

A good idea might be to spend the bulk of the budget on things that can’t be altered later, and skimp on non-essential parts that can later on be added or changed (such as carpeting, for example). So getting the best container is certainly a must, as you won’t be able to change it in the future. Building materials that don’t require a lot of maintenance can also serve you well, such as metal roofs that, after being fitted, don’t need a lot of upkeep.

Whatever your decision is, based on the planning you made, you should at least never compromise on the structural components of the project, so that your home is not only a place of comfort, but also safe and secure.


Because it’s possible to build the perfect home on a small budget, you should never allow numbers to let you down! We offer you the best containers for your home so, to learn more about them, feel free to get in touch with us on 0208 459 6972. Alternatively, you can also follow us on Twitter to find out more about our latest news and offers.

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