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VISTA Shipping Container House




VISTA - Options for Difference   Specification

Original   container

20ft GP   :6058mm X 2438mm X 2591mm (Length, width, height)

20ft HQ:6058mm   X 2438mm X 2896mm (Length, width, height)

40ft   GP:12192mm X 2438mm X 2591mm (Length, width, height)

40ft HQ:   12192mm X 2438mm X 2896mm (Length, width, height)


EPS foam :   50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm ( thickness)

PU foam:   50mm,75mm, 100mm, 150mm ( thickness)

Rock wool   :50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm ( thickness)

Wall framing

wood studs

Metal studs

Inner   decoration

Gypsum board +   ICI

Magnesium   Oxide Board+ ICI

Ceramic tile (   for wet area)


Electricity   standard

AS standard,   European standard, JP standard,

Chinese   standard, France standard etc.


Metal   insulated door

wood door,   security door, copper door, etc.


customized   size, single glass or double glazed glass

The aluminum   frame or PVC frame.

How to Choose a Shipping Container

There are two basic shipping container sizes to choose from - 20 by 8 feet (6 meters by 2.4 feet) and 40 by 8 feet (12 meters by 2.4 feet), which provide 160 and 320 square feet (15 and 30 square meters) of space respectively. Regular containers have a height of 8.5 feet (2.5 meters), but a high cube offers 9.6 feet (3 meters). While it is more expensive, a high cube may be worth the extra cost - adding necessities as insulation and plumbing takes away some height.

What to Know Before You Build a Container Home

With your shipping container on its way and permits in hand, you are ready to start putting your new home together.


Rather than doing the work yourself, you could buy a completed container home from a builder. If you go the ready-made route, VISTA cautions to make sure the builder understands the local codes in your area. Find out what is included in the quote – the foundation, hooking up the plumbing and electric, delivery and other aspects.


Next, pay close attention to the delivery and placement of your container. If your home will be located in a remote area, make sure the roads are good enough for a big truck to get through. If your foundation is not ready or you do not get the container placed precisely and have to move it later, you will need to rent a crane.


A container home can be a good option for people who want to build their own living space but do not have a lot of construction experience. Instead of having to worry about getting corners straight, you start with the box and can treat it like a remodeling project from there.

Do I need a Foundation

In short, you will always need a foundation for your shipping container home. This is because the ground moves a considerable amount. The ground can rise, sink or slide. This movement can be sporadic and is usually very slow. Even though it is often barely noticeable, this slight movement can affect how to level your home is.

A foundation provides a solid, stable platform for your building. Without this solid platform, the ground's natural movement can cause the containers to split and separate.

The ground underneath your building can also be comprised of different materials. For example, part of the ground could be hard rock and the other part soft clay. This creates an unevenness that can allow your home to shift since the load isn't equally distributed. One result could be having doors that are incredibly difficult to open and close.

A solid, well built, foundation will ensure the weight is appropriately distributed. It will also help prevent moisture and the corrosion that occurs as a result of this moisture.

Note that if the shipping container home will be relocated within a few months, it is sufficient to use railroad ties for this short time frame.

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