OUR CONTAINER HOME.We wanted to build our own home, but do something different. After lots of research we have built a home from shipping containers.The blog goes back to before we started to present. Now we are close to done but it's been such fun sharing with are followers, we blog everyday things.I have lots of experience in the construction field so i was confident in our ventures. We love what we have done and love sharing it with you. Enjoy!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Our saving grace !
There's something i want to share , even though it doesn't have anything to do with container building . Before we had the well drilled and the septic system installed we really roughed it. We stayed for a week or two at a time working on our property. The one thing that made it bearable was the hot shower i set up. You can set it up for about $350 , so if your icelated like we are, this is a must.The hot water maker is about $200 (comes with shower head & hose), the shower tent $35, submersible pump $45, garden hose $25, propane tank ( to run the heater) $50, 55 gal plastic drum $10. The only other very important thing is you need access to a water source. We are fortunant to have a stream running thru our property. We pumped the water from the creek , into the blue 55 gallon drum, put pump in drum , to water heater. This gave better pressure, cause the stream was about 100ft away, up hill. You can regulate the temperature on heater , to take the perfect shower , in the middle of nowhere! Also works great to wash the dishes, just bring a tub. My wife says " its the best part of camping" , she's absolutely right ! Just let me know if you need help to set it up .