2015 - 2019
Try to get funding. Just try, I dare you. Go to your normal bank and tell them you want to build a home out of shipping containers.
I think we tried at least nine local and national banks. None of them would work with us. Some of them wanted to work with us, but the higher-ups shot the project down. No one was interested in a project that was considered unconventional and a gamble for resale, no matter how great our credit was/is and how little debt we have. The worst part was that each financial institution took their sweet ass time getting back to us so we would sit waiting for months, just to end up getting turned down.
We ended up learning that we could no longer approach these banks asking for a construction loan for a container home, we started asking for a construction loan for a pre-fabricated steel-structured home. Once we tried that we got further, but once it came down to it, 5+ months later, they ended up turning us down too.
Jason refused to give up and ended up finding the lenders we are using today, which specializes in "common-sense loans." FINALLY!