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    Default Shipping container homestead

    I found this just browsing, takes a while to watch but it is just fabulous, how they have done this. Shows how they sited, built, and how power and water systems work, and their gardening. Excellent.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRN0uClnJBw

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    I like the idea of a container house for the structural rigidity, and relative low cost of getting started. I think if I were going to build one, I would get two of them, and separate them by about 10-15' and build a porch in between them for privacy, a warm spot on a sunny Winter day, and some place to put my hot tub. I would also have solar panels on one of them, and a upper deck on the other.

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    I'm still going to bury one one day.
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    another Aussie building with shipping containers

    https://www.youtube.com/user/bushblockhomestead/videos
    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINGCHIP View Post
    I'm still going to bury one one day.
    Just go with Rising S instead. Much better option for a buried steal box.

    Joe - NY

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    I hope to be starting a project like this the coming year. I did!'t like the way he did his drop ceiling, seems it would sag after awhile. I recently saw a container home at a home show, the guy used spray in foam in the ceiling. A diy kit can be bought online for about $500.

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