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

White

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

Windows

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.
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