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The Construction Process

Here's how you can expect things to progress as we partner with you on this adventure!

Your Anticipated Checklist & Progression

Check your local building guidelines

Ensure your property is permitted to have a container home. This varies widely by city, township and county. Consider if you want to tie into public utilities, require septic, or are you taking this thing off grid? When constructing onsite, we'll adhere to all known codes, permitting & inspection requirements.  Deposits are non-refundable unless HIAB fails to meet our contracted work.

Consider Delivery Logistics

Is your job site accessible from the road? Do we need special equipment like a crane to position your container? Is the terrain impassible for a semi-truck hauling a 53' flatbed or tilt-bed? All things to consider! Thankfully, we've partnered with a first-class logistics company to handle all shipping/delivery. You're in good hands!

Select your Plan

Choose from our floor plans. Think about how you'll situate this on your property - what do you want to see out the bedroom or office window? Where does the sun rise and set? 

Prepare the Land!

Does a concrete foundation need poured? Are you putting this up on blocks or railroad ties for sub-grade access? When the container arrives to your property, it will be rolled off a flatbed truck. Ensure there's a proper landing spot for it. If we're building onsite, we will partner in the site work if requested.

Select your Finishes

Choose your cabinet color, flooring, lighting package, and exterior paint from our menu of options. Want shiplap instead of drywall? Hardwood instead of vinyl? No problem! We've sourced a trustworthy assortment that we're willing to put our name behind.

Pay your Deposit

Construction begins after your deposit. If not paying cash, consider all the financing options such as construction loans, conventional mortgages, HELOC, etc.

Watch for Sneak Peeks!

We want to include you every step of the way! We'll document the build and provide photos and videos along the way! 

Make your Final Payment

Once your container dwelling is complete, it's time to pay your balance and take occupancy.

Meet your New Container Home!

We're sure you'll be popping by to see progress but anticipate a walk-through of the finished home with us!

Share your Finished Masterpiece!

We want to see your masterpiece! Tag us on social media using the hashtag #HouseInABoxLLC

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