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Old 12-09-2011, 07:58 AM   #15
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"Redneck" House

And here's some pictures of a "redneck" house made from shipping containers which clearly shows a redneck approach to housing on a limited budget.








I think it's wonderful and a great use of limited financial resources. My brother and I have two apartments made from shipping containers currently under construction on the Warrior River in Alabama and this is the level of quality that I'm shooting for.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #16
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Shipping containers (sea cans) are all over the place on design, eco and other websites. Some DIY, some factory.

Good luck on getting it together well!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #17
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Tweek the roof height and width, and you have the perfect Airstream hanger! BTW, ran across this website regarding container homes:http://www.containerhome.info/non-me...utorial-9.html
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #18
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Tweek the roof height and width, and you have the perfect Airstream hanger! BTW, ran across this website regarding container homes:This page is reserved for Site Members - Shipping Container Homes - How to Plan, Design and Build your own House out of Cargo Containers

Thanks for the site. I bought a couple of 8' x 8' x 40' shipping containers about 7 years ago for storage, and even put a small workshop in the end of one. I've often wanted to do something similar to your picture for my Bambi, but now they're practically full, and I will have to take out a lot of trees in order to separate them. It's still on the pending projects list.

They're not beautiful, but are very durable, inexpensive storage, no building permits required, and should I ever decide to get rid of them, they're now worth about as much in scrap metal as I paid for them. Insulation and ventilation are essential as you could almost bake bread in them in the summer. But they make great landmarks if you're looking for your house by satellite picture.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:51 PM   #19
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I new it was a fake right away...... There was no Camaro or Firebird up on blocks in the front yard.
But it has a see-ment pond.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:27 AM   #20
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Our river mansion

Here's a similar design to the apartments that we're building on the river, though we're using 8'x48' rail containers instead of the 8'x20' containers in the photo so we have quite a bit more floor space. Our central breezeway has a 14'x48' deck which will be fully screened because we intend to spend a lot of time outdoors.




We've got our foundation piers in the ground now and we already have I-beams on-site to span across the rows of piers for supporting the containers. Next spring we'll have a crane out to the lot to set the containers and we can begin the interior fit out since we already have our driveway and pad built, water and a septic system are done and the electrical hookup is coming. We'll probably build the roof for shade last because the containers are already water tight.

And here's a floor plan which I think will work out for my apartment. Notice the similarity to an Excella 34' (including a settee).


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Whoa . . outstanding, Crusty!
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Can't remember where I got these pictures - but you just gotta love these no-expenses-spared, high-end renovations to a classic Vintage Airstream .......


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Do you think they put out the awning on hot days?
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