-The first shipping container house in the Triangle! (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

-First permitted shipping container house worldwide to significantly manipulate the container frame and systematically repurpose the side panels as a complete metal roof system with patent-pending methodology (Cold-Form Cargo). 

-First permitted shipping container house in the US to use no welding, engineered lumber or reinforcing steel (unless proven otherwise). 

-Innovators in foundation, insulation, and carpentry that takes advantage of containers’ immense strength to make this competitive with traditional stick-frame construction.

-A house that retains its conventional exterior appearance and conventional site-built permitting, thus appraising comparably to site-built construction. 

-A house that has passed preliminary load tests for roof, floor and foundation loads.

- The designer intends to improve system, create additional designs, then license system, designs and volume pricing to other general contractors for reasonable fees.  

-System is designed for skilled carpenters with no prior metal-working experience. 

-Spare container components are cut and bent (hence cold-formed), and re-purposed structurally, cutting down on materials needed. 

-In addition to being designed to reuse surplus shipping containers, compared to a typical house, the system uses: 

-1/6 the concrete

-1/3 of the lumber

-½ the insulation cost yet at least 20% more energy-efficient.

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As evident in the video, the hard part is done, but because of initial one-time research, trial and error and other start-up costs, the house needs help to finish: 


(Also for pre-sale to cash buyer as either a duplex or a single family!)