Converting shipping containers into homes, offices, or sheds is a surging trend at the moment. It’s an interesting way to save money and repurpose an item that might otherwise be wasted. But, do you need a building permit for a shipping container? The ins and outs of regulations in your area are important to know before you begin your project.
Consistent, nationwide rules regarding shipping container conversion don’t exist. The regulations vary from state to state and county to county. Typically, however, states with less stringent attitudes toward regulation and states that prioritize green living are more likely to have a positive attitude about the potential use of a shipping container as a dwelling.
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While you check your local regulations regarding whether you need a permit for a shipping container conversion, remember that insulation in a container home is critical, even if no permit is required, and InSoFast provides a superior solution that will keep it comfortable, dry, quiet, and in good condition.