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Contact your local municipality. You will need to check your location zoning to ensure residential use is permitted, or if a "variance" can be obtained. Next will be the building permit process, to include site plans, building plans, sewer and water permits and driveway or access road permit. It's all expensive but varies depending on where you live. I am in Southern Chester County Pennsylvania, and if I already own the land, and the land was previously subdivided and or permitted for a single family home, I can usually get all my permitting, drawings, initial driveway with tire scrubber, and all Equivalent Discharge Units for sewer and Equivalent Distribution Units for water, all for $25,000.00. On site water and sewer cost less to permit but much more to build.
Presently, I am building a two, one bedrooms, unit on a small redevelopment site and just to have permission to connect my pipes into the municipal water and sewer cost $11,636.00. That was just for permission, the actual installation cost for material and labor was only about $1,500.00.
I have not tried to build a shipping container home near other traditional residential use, but all the neighbors get to have their say at a public hearing and they will not agree to something they think may devalue their properties. Shipping container homes will be most easily permitted when out of site of traditional planned residential developments. The edge of industrial districts, the fringe of depressed urban neighborhoods or obscure rural areas will probably be easier.
Take some picture into your next municipal planning meeting and when they ask if anyone has any new business, just offer them to the planning commission and ask what they think of the idea. That's free.
Can anyone provide me with details on how I could acquire land and build a shipping container home in Massachusetts? Much thanks for your response.
Did you ever get an answer for this? My head of design and build out can answer all of your questions and I source the containers for the project. Feel free to reach out at email@example.com
Looking for some resources in the Minnesota area. For advice on zoning and other laws as well as cleaning up the paint and pesticides in the container.
There seems to be lots of photos and info on if you should or shouldn't try a shipping container as a home.... and lots of advice on how to do this or that by yourself... but not so much on resources in individual states.
I'm looking specifically for resources on the clean up, prep, zoning or restrictions in MN.
Any help would be appreciated
does any one know if I would be abke to build a shipping contair hime in ohio?
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