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.....

 Took about 125 ft to unload

 Got the 9'6" High cube. Good thing I did because the inside dimensions are much smaller.

Ginger peeking out of her future home.

Thanks for visiting! Good day!

36 comments:

  1. Ooh, looking forward to seeing this transform

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  2. How cool!!! Looking forward to seeing how you build this out.

    Tina

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  3. How much for a container?

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  4. OH WOW, You will have so much room even if it is narrow. How you gonna act with all that room LOL. Can't wait to see all that you do with it. I bet cutting out the windows will be tough but you can do it.

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    1. Its huge compared to my home home for the last 6 years!

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  5. So cool. Congrats! Keep us posted.

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  6. Now that looks like a fun project :)

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    1. Maybe irritating at time, but ill get through

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  7. Way cool.

    I'm curious about the cost to deliver it.

    Will be watching with much interest what you do with it.

    - Mitchell

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    1. This one cost 800 to deliver. 2600 for the container. One was 1800 for the container and 1800 delivery, and yet another was 3800 for all. Depending on where your at its gonna very I just went with the cheapest. Hope that helps

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  8. wondered if this link may be interesting
    http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces-a-floating-home-made-from-shipping-container-puts-houseboat-living-in-50876.html
    look forward to your build updates
    J

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    1. Not sure I wanna float this thing. With my carpentry skillz Id end up underwater lol

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  9. Great choice.!! I bet you have all kinds of ideas of how you will make it home.

    Trainman

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    1. Feel free to share my ideas are changing daily.

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  10. Good Choice Ryan, that's the way I`m going.

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    1. Thanks Dan! Where you planning on getting land?

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    2. Not real sure yet Ryan, most likely up near where you are, or maybe near Clifton or Duncan. It will be a couple of years for me.

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  11. Awesome! Great choice for the new home. Very durable. No worry about cost of new roofing. Great idea on the patio up on top. Maybe outside spiral stair case made of wrought iron?

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  12. They had a special on HGTV about container homes. Your possibilities are endless. Good luck!

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    1. Ill have to see if I cant find it. Thanks

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  13. Oh, that's so cool! A container home has been on my list of possibilities for post-RV life. Very interested to see how you transform it. I'm sure it will be fantastic, and just what you need.
    Enjoy!
    Jeanne

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  14. You were talking about this a long time ago - I thought you had shelved the idea. I'm so glad you decided to get a container, it sounds like it will solve many possible future issues that a sticks and bricks structure would present. Especially if you left it for long periods of time. This will be super secure. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Congrats on your new home! :)

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    1. Always been in the back of my mind almost did it last year. Thanks

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  15. The cool part is once it is dropped on you land, you have an instant home. Improvements can be made to your liking. Looking forward to the build.

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  16. This will keep you out of trouble, for sure!

    I'm looking forward to following it's transformation

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