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Our exclusive new Designs, Floor Plans, and Architectures
that will inspire you to jump into the ISBU trend. They will include various designs of prefabs, homes,
cabins, apartments, offices, and, business pods. Realistic 1,2,3,4 and 5 bedroom designs you will be
proud to buy, build, own, or sell and profit. The new ISBU trend that can put $$$ in the bank....
Cubic Inspirations- Part 1: Decorating The Box
The biggest complaint most people have with shipping container homes is that they look like shipping
containers.... Over the next few days ISBU Association will show you how to make the transition from
"rusty to respectable".
As with any home it has a frame, an interior and an exterior. We want you to understand that an ISBU
shipping container home or office can easily have the same beauty as a conventional home, or maybe
easier. We will show you designs and floor plans for 1, 2, 3, 4, and even 5 bedroom homes, all made
an ISBU shipping container superstructure.
Soon you will see how you can get not only City approval, but even more important, the approval from
Below is the evolution of the very basic 20' ISBU shipping container home or office. Most ISBU
construction projects use 40HC containers or multiple attached 40HC to create the size home or
office you will want.
Check the links to the right for larger conventional homes and apartments.
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Choosing a good quality used
shipping container that will soon
become an ISBU module for your
Remove the dirt, oxidation and any
large dents. Inspect the floor, seal it
or replace it. Weld any loose joints
and sand with a grinder.
Clean the interior and exterior well
Paint with a good metal primer, then
add Ceramic insulation beads to the
final coats of paint. Polyurethane or
epoxy paints are recommended.
The ceramic insulation beads are not
just being used for insulation and
thermal protection, but for their other
benefits on metal finishes. [Link]
Technically it is an official ISBU now
and ready for cutting, modification,
Consult your local city, county or
provincial office for compliance info
and any licenses you may need.
Before you cut, have your plans and
understand clearly how to do cut
and still retain the valuable strength.
Login to your Member Section for
more details. [Link]
What look do you want? What does
your building code require?
A flat roof add the least cost but gives
a very nice look.
A Green Roof or patio can be a nice
Remember, you don't need to add
any roofing. Appearance is the main
We are adding all these steps so you
can realize your simple options and
understand that shipping container
based housing does not need to look
like a shipping container.
The biggest complaints we read and
hear are that all Shipping Container
designs are still raw ugly boxes.
...the general public wants something
more and it's simple to achieve.
All the unlimited options...
Even the small basic box looks so
much different with low cost stucco,
siding, brick, or simply good paint,
hardware, accessories and some
creative color designs.
So here you've seen some very
basic changes to the "Box" that
most people seem to miss or may
not be aware they can do.
Even the very basic 20'GP box can
look much nicer and become more
acceptable to build, buy or sell.
Continue to the other links for
more Cubic Inspirations.