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.....

Friday, March 11, 2016

My Last Hurrah! (For awhile atleast)

 2245 days ago I moved into the Turtle, and within the next couple of months I will be moving out. After many months of pondering, and thousand of hours of research. I've decided to hang up my nomad ways for a few years. To give homesteading a shot.

 Ultimate goal is too build a little off the grid cabin, that cost close to nothing to live in. Electric by solar. Water by catchment. Heat by wood. Eventually throw a few chickens, and a garden in the mix to cut down on the food bill a we bit. Would be nice to be completely self sufficient, but taco, and beer seeds are hard to come by.

I shall continue to post here with updates. Most of the techniques that are going to be used to build cabin will be useful for nomads as well.

My gypsy gene is sure to resurface again. When it does I will have myself a great little mountain retreat. Heres a few pics of my stay up in Madera Canyon before I left Tucson...