Here is Bob Villa showing preparation and construction work for a shipping container cmu foundation. This is a great example of a raised foundation with crawl space. The video shows the cmu wall elements as well as imbedded steel plates which the container container castings are welded to. These secure the containers to the foundation and to themselves. Bob Villa has done a number of shipping container home videos. If Bob's on the container home band wagon, you know there is something to it. More from one of Bob's shipping container home builds here. on exterior treatments for shipping container home design, here is another on interior space planning.