Tuesday, August 23, 2016


 Finally after many months of living outta buckets and gallon jugs. I finally got running water in the home. The maze of hot and cold water lines has been run through the interior walls, which worked out great lot less worry of the pipes freezing this winter. The outdoor spigot will make watering the future garden much easier, the current experiment in gardening hasn't turned out so well :). Too much time building the home and not paying attention to the plants is my excuse for now. Heres a few more pics.....

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Solar on the container home!

All is good on the homestead. Been busy running wires, and constantly thinking, and making changes to the next project. Want everything to be in order before the interior walls go up. Also started growing started a few experiments growing potatoes and onions. Will get to that later.

Installed 3 260 watt panels on the roof which on a good day produce about 50 amps of juice. Heres a few more pics of the rest of the system

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Yup its true! Large steel containers get extremely hot! Even thick insulation has troubles fighting off them temps, so decided to paint the whole container the same elastomeric paint that I painted the roof with.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Moving along

 Ignore the mess. For the passed 2 weeks families been up from Tucson and the containers been used as guest house a kitchen, and storage for vast amounts of building supplies that slowly disappear into the structure then get replenished after frequent trips to home depot. Picture above is of the front wall.

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.