The Outside is a Shipping Container The Inside Will Surprise You
Custom 8Ã—40 converted shipping container home/Cabin (320 sqft). Bedroom at one end (Cargo door end). Just outside of the bedroom doors is the bathroom to the right (across from the front door). Bathroom has all amenities minus a toilet,it is intended for a compost toilet of the buyers liking (It can be easily plumbed for a toilet connection though);and,there is plenty of space for the toilet just to the right of the bathtub (not shown in photos). farther down the small hall from bedroom and bathroom,is the laundry hook up to your immediate right (which includes 240), the remainder of the area is your kitchen.
The cabinets and counter tops are custom made from oak and pine. The hot water heater is a 12 gallon whirlpool,which is under the kitchen sink to the left. the area for your range is shown in photo. There is a fold up kitchen table connected in the kitchen as well,which is also shown in photo. The interior walls are made of Gavalume and not basic sheet metal,it is maintenance free, besides the occasional cleaning (if you should dirty your walls up).Please do the research on Galvalume if interested in the container,it is good stuff. Behind the Galvalume is about 2â€³ of spray foam insulation.
The front door framing is very solid,and built with security in mind. Doors are knotty pine,and sealed for protection and age. Floors are oak hardwood,which are finished and sealed. For all water needs which are not for potable usageâ€¦gardening and such,there is a gray water line that is just exterior of the bathroom,snug against the bottom side rail (saving in water usage living off grid). Solar ready for off grid as well,or should one want to eliminate paying an electric bill.
Windows are energy efficient. Fixtures,sinks,and faucets are quality. During Transportation the window rain guards will have to be removed,to meet width requirements while on the highway (this is easily done).
Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked in high columns. They are also designed to resist harsh environments, such as on ocean-going vessels or sprayed with road salt while transported on roads. Due to their high strength, containers may be adapted for secure storage. All shipping containers are the same width and most have two standard height and length measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. This simplifies design, planning and transport. As they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation, structural construction is completed by simply placing them. Due to the containers' modular design additional construction is as easy as stacking more containers. They can be stacked up to 12 high when empty.
Many used containers are available at an amount that is low compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar â€” which also require larger more expensive foundations. Construction involves very little labor and used shipping containers requiring only simple modification can be purchased from major transport companies for as little as US $1,200 each. Even when purchased brand new they are seldom more than US $6000.
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