Posts Tagged ‘Lessons’

Unique Shipping Container Home, Lessons for Factory Builders, Manufactured Home Professionals

April 24th, 2019 Comments off


Spoiler alerts. First, this isn’t a tiny container house.


The second spoiler alert is that this video doesn’t give the cost of the completed project.  What we know from other container housing projects is that they are significantly higher than a HUD Code manufactured home.

But what makes this one interesting is that:

·        It was a DIY project.

·        So, the construction cost may well have been ‘closer’ to a similar sized manufactured home, and less than a conventional house.

Here is what their YouTube webpage said.

Seven gray metal rectangles create a stacked array of straight lines on a quiet street in New Orleans. These shipping containers once traveled along the Mississippi River.

Now stationary, they make up the extraordinary home of Kicker Kalozdi, founder of premium bag company DamnDog, and his wife Anne Kalozdi, who is a biomedical engineer. They designed and built this house made out of shipping containers… despite having had no real experience building a house before!

It’s an interesting design.  Another reason to showcase this is that this video has had approaching 300,000 views in about a week online.


We’ve observed previously on the Daily Business News on MHProNews that container housing – especially single-section container homes – reflect an kind of American search for the single section HUD Code manufactured home alternative. A single sectional home looks better than a container does for a house. That’s a fundamentally educational or marketing issues. It is a wake up call. It is an opportunity in disguise. 



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Lessons, Meaning of Pain = Opportunities for Growth, says Management Guru, Soft Sell Author

January 16th, 2018 Comments off

BusinessManLookingSmartPhoneDailyBusinessNewsPixabayManufacturedHousingIndustryMHProNewsNo one likes pain: emotional, physical or spiritual,” said Tim Connor in a detailed statement to MHProNews. 

Pain always has a message for us,” he said. Connor has worked for decades in the manufactured, modular, log and other systems-built housing and other industries.  The guru has 80 books in areas such as avoiding “corporate disconnects,” navigating change management, sales coaching, inspirational, and more.



Each of us wants to sail through life from birth to death without ever having:

-been betrayed.

-been abandoned.

-been lied to.


-been broke.

-had insurmountable problems.

-risked it all and lost.

-had health challenges.

-been disappointed.

-And this list goes on and on and on. . .

I for one know the value of pain.  I have had my share during my life.”


Connor is the author of over 80 books, including an international best seller, “Soft Sell” That book has gone through numerous printings, and has been so popular, it was translated into several languages.  That led to Connor speaking and providing corporate services in 25 countries around the world.

Connor stresses that pain is always there to warn or teach.  It is also an opportunity, a call for growth.

He quotes his mentor, Eric Butterworth, “The greatest times of creativity in your life can come during periods of personal pain.  Use these times to release all that you are and all you can do.”

Here are a few of the benefits of pain that I have learned over the years.  See if you have learned any of these yet –



  1. Introduces you to who you really are.
  2. Let’s you have a peek into the future.
  3. Releases great potential creativity.
  4. Begins the healing process.
  5. Is a signal that something needs to change.
  6. Helps you see that you have choices.
  7. Gives you the opportunity to grow or remain stuck.
  8. Is impersonal. It isn’t picking on any one group or individual.
  9. Develops in you the capacity to handle more pain in the future.
  10. Helps keep you focused in the present moment.”


Don’t ever deaden the pain you are feeling.  Get in touch with it.  Feel it. Understand it.  Learn from it.  Use it. And then move on through it. Then let it go,” Connor suggests.

His message came after the latest controversial report – pain – from within the manufactured housing industry.

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It can easily be seen as advice for those coping with the pains of denial, betrayal, or whatever the pain of the news may mean for those experiencing it.


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