containerCore is based in Hanalei, Hawaii. Inspired in part by temporary rain shelters of all sizes required for outdoor events here, along with local architecture that maximizes outdoor living space, tropical style.
Shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes, they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure.
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footings / floors

One of the keys to maximizing use of containers for building is utilizing the covered space around and between them. Interior or exterior, floor and deck systems are often supported at one or both ends by a container, and extended using additional footings and post and beam construction.

[TEMP] The following diagrams are from Deck Cantilever, to be adapted and engineered for attachment to a container. (NOTE: replace these drawings with original work, engineered for containers!)

Figure 5 - Deck ledger attachment to house

Figure 6 - Ledger flashing