Sunday, April 24, 2016


In the very early stages of the build I had no plans of windows just small tube skylights, but after much consideration I believe I would have gone bananas not being able to peer outside at the approaching storm.

 Days of scouring the internet for the perfect window for the container I came up with nothing. All were far to big, and the ones that were small enough were pretty flimsy. Eventually figured just build my own.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Front Porch

In the original design the first 8ft were gonna be used as a shed/storage area, but after many nights of enjoying a few cold ones out there, its been determined it works much better as a front porch for now, and it does face west to enjoy some wonderful Arizona sunsets.

Now I just gotta figure out what to do with the other 256 square feet, which is smaller then then most folks family rooms. However it's still about four times larger then what I am accustomed too. Plenty more then what I need.
Ginger wondering why the hikes have took such a dramatic decline.
Thanks for visiting! Good Day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Getting Jacked

 Been pondering for quite sometime. Just how does one lift up on 8500 pound 40ft  steel beast? Turns out was a piece of cake. Dig a hole insert jack, and up it went. Throw a couple concrete blocks under the corners Viola! Perfectly level shipping container all inside of about 10 minutes. Yes that is Gingys nose consuming the lower left portion of the picture. Heres a few more pics.....

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Framing it up!

 Walls are finally framed up, and turned out pretty good! Considering my carpentry skills were pretty much non existent, but have been rapidly improving day by day. All those little black spots is where I've wire brushed some very minor surface rust, then applied a rust converting primer. Heres a few more pics....

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Shipping Container Home

 Many months of contemplating between a shipping container, large shed/cabin , or a travel trailer. Obviously choose the container for a variety of reason's.

 Its super secure I realize nothing is impenetrable. Definitely take a pretty ambitious thief to break in.

Able to insulate it extremely well. Keep it a comfortable temp year round.

No quick moving grass fire will harm it. About the only kind of fires we get around here.

Add some stairs and you have a instant roof top patio!

Gonna be alot more work to install windows and such, but at the end of the day will be well worth it.

Heres a few more pics.....