My Husband and I are looking to relocate to St Thomas from the great state of Michigan and have been considering using shipping containers to build. My Husband is a licensed Contractor and specializes in New Residential/Commercial building, but I've been doing lots of research and have found a very limited amount of information on building these types of homes on an island, any island.
I understand there are certain building codes you would need to adhere to as far as hurricane proofing, and of course salt proofing (if there is such a thing) but I'm wondering if anyone has heard of, or known anyone to have completed, or been denied for that type of construction.
I have come across several stories where people have used the "pre-fab" homes that basically come in a box and you put them together, so I would assume using the shipping containers would be about the same thing.
Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!