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  • Why should I build a Container Home / Office / Studio?
    There are several reasons why building a container home can be a great option for you: 1. Affordability: Container homes are often more affordable than traditional homes since the materials (shipping containers) are readily available, and the construction process is simpler and faster. 2. Sustainability: Container homes are an eco-friendly option since they reuse materials that would otherwise go to waste. Additionally, many container homes are designed to be energy-efficient, which reduces your carbon footprint and saves you money on utility bills. 3. Durability: Shipping containers are designed to withstand harsh environments, so they are naturally durable and long-lasting. This makes them an excellent option for homes that can withstand extreme weather conditions. 4. Customizability: Container homes can be customized to fit your unique needs and style preferences. You can choose the size, layout, and design of your home to create a space that is truly your own. At House in a Box, LLC, we specialize in building custom container homes that are affordable, sustainable, durable, and customizable. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build your dream container home.
  • Are Container Homes (Accessory Dwelling Units) Allowed Where I Live?
    Valid question - definitely one you need to answer before purchasing! We understand that the idea of living in a container home can bring up questions about zoning and building codes. The good news is that container homes are becoming more widely accepted and many areas have relaxed their regulations to allow for them (see the City of Cincinnati's new stance: However, it's important to do your research and check with your local government to find out if container homes are allowed in your area. Some areas may have specific requirements for the size and type of container used, as well as any necessary permits or inspections.
  • Why did you start House in a Box?
    We started House in a Box to equip and empower you to chase your American Dream - whether that's affordable home ownership, pursuit of your passion or side hustle, multi-generational living, a family getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, a quiet space to meditate, or even an awesome pool house! Containers are the chameleon of dwelling, able to fit your space and budget while being quick-turn and durable!
  • How quickly can I get my House in a Box built?
    The construction process is 4-6 weeks for most models. Factoring in your municipalities permitting and inspection scheduling, plan on 6-10 weeks total!
  • Do I get to choose the fixtures and finishes?
    Yep! Click HERE to complete our Interest Form to see the various customization options. As our company grows, we'll expand the number of customizations and models!
  • Is a container home a fixed structure?
    Yes, container homes are typically fixed structures that are built on a foundation. They can be built on a concrete slab, railroad ties, concrete blocks, a basement, or even a crawl space depending on the specific needs and requirements of the homeowner. Once the container home is placed on the foundation, it is permanently fixed in place and cannot be easily moved or relocated. This fact is important to note if you're pursuing a mortgage as many lenders will not approve loans for a mobile home. We recommend building your container 18+ inches off the ground to avoid ground moisture and to allow plumbing drop.
  • Where is House in a Box currently building?
    While we initially thought nationwide distribution was possible, we now realize it's wisest to start local and expand as our network of contractors and infrastructure grows. For now, we're building on customer's land in the SW Ohio / SE Indiana / Northern Kentucky areas. We're actively adding contractors and subs, so don't hesitate to submit an Interest Form. If we can't build in your area now, we hope to in the future as we build a Headquarters to manufacture single and double container models prior to shipping!
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