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Man Builds Amazing DIY Container Home | Low-Cost Housing | @choigotv001

Published May 25, 2023, 7:20 a.m. by Jerald Waisoki

In this video, Choigotv001 shows us how he built an amazing diy container home for low cost housing. He started with two 40-foot containers and ended up with a beautiful home that looks like it could be in a magazine. He did all of the work himself, including the plumbing and electrical work, and it only cost him around $8,000. This is an incredible feat, and it just goes to show what you can do with a little bit of creativity and some hard work. This video is sure to inspire other people who are looking for ways to build their own homes on a budget.

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In this channel, we love to show you new, innovative ways of building homes

So here we bring you this builder who creates a container home from scratch

As for any structure, the first step is to build a strong foundation

Foundations are also used to create an even terrain when the building in on a slope

Well-built foundations keep the occupants of the building safe during calamities

The foundation must be built so that it keeps the ground moisture from seeping in and weakening the structure

He is using the same steel used on shipping containers

Shipping containers are constructed with a type of steel known as weathering or self-healing

As the name suggests, it's a very strong material that is weldable and rust-resistant

When painted weathering steel suffers a chip, the surface rust prevents further erosion

It is known as alloy steel because it contains other non-metallic elements, namely carbon, sulfur, and silicon

The metals in this type of steel are usually iron, copper, manganese, nickel, and chromium

Once the structure is completed, he starts insulating the whole place

Air leakage is one of the main reasons that homes can become too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer

Even with the HVAC running, a home can't stay at a consistent temperature with sub-par insulation

Without proper insulation, warm air from a home's heating system will flow directly to its colder areas

If your home has poor insulation, you could be spending 15% more than you need to on heating

Insulation also absorbs sound and can help make your home a quieter place to relax

That's why it's so important to seal every joint and corner with quality material

Here he is creating a partition to create a bathroom later in the project

The maximum thermal performance or R-value of insulation is very dependent on proper installation

Rigid foam board insulation has enormous benefits, including high R-values

It also features continuous insulation wrapping your home, and moisture control

Other benefits include preventing thermal bridging and preventing air leaks

Wood is a natural insulator due to air pockets within its cellular structure

That means that it is 15 times better than masonry, 400 times better than steel, and 1,770 times better than aluminum

In addition, lightweight wood framing methods allow easy installation of additional fiber or foil insulation

As a result of this improved thermal performance, the building requires less energy to heat and cool

Now that the building is insulated correctly, he installed the floor heating system

In South Korea, over 90% of houses have radiant floor heating called Ondol

It's an underfloor heating system that has kept traditional houses in Korea warm for thousands of years

In many Asian countries, there is a tradition of removing shoes in the home, school, and sacred places

That's why all homes have a step at the entrance where you can remove your shoes comfortably

It's a great idea to keep your floors cleaner and more sanitized

The main room is almost finished, so he starts repeating whole process in the bathroom

Traditionally, tiles are used in wet areas of a bathroom as a means to waterproof walls

There are now alternative materials to add a decorative, waterproofing material to bathroom walls

There have been advances made in the design and build quality of waterproof wall panels in recent years

Tile flooring is resilient and waterproof that is available in a variety of colors and designs

It's also generally less expensive than other hard surface options

The average person spends at least 92 days in the toilet over their lifetime

When the whole structure is completed, the steps to get there are the only thing left to do

An elevated house design is supported by columns or another structure

It has a first floor raised above the ground level and exposed underneath

This is generally done in floodplains to raise the home above the flood zone

All this allows water to flow beneath the structure and out the other side

Door locks in South Korea usually use smart locks for apartments

This means that, instead of using physical keys, they use keypad locks to keep their homes secure

The finished product is a small but cozy apartment that's ready to be inhabited

It offers all the commodities of a modern home surrounded by nature


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