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!
Katie and I worked hard in the heat the last few days. We installed the first windows and it went very well. Its sure nice to get cross ventilation in the house on these hot days. Our next on is for the living room and its 5 ft by 6 ft , should give a nice view. If you decide to take on a project like this , i highly recommend buying or renting a plasma cutter. It has made cutting thru the metal a breeze .
We finished adding the 2 other components to the solar system , the charge controller and the inverter. The last few nights we have watched tv , used the computer and lit some lights , all without the generator. It's nice at night , when it's quiet , not to here the generator. Quess we did it right ! Then i finished the steps , i cut my first set of runners , what a challenge ! Also , we wanted to start a garden , but don't have our tiller here. Surprise ! My neighbors are so great here , they brought there tractor over with the tiller and tilled it for us. Then Katie found me a helper in town . Our first job was to install an electric fence around it so critters don't get in and eat the plants. Again we went solar with the electric fence , its charging the batteries as i'm writing you . Tomorrow i can test it. I needed to rent a generator to start putting windows in but my other neighbor stopped down and yelled at me for not telling him i needed one. That night he brought me one i could borrow ! God i love it here in heaven ! I have the best neighbors ever !!! So tomorrow morning Bubba and I put in the first window ! Talk to ya then .....
We've been here for 2 weeks now and we have several improvments. It's been raining everyday but 1 since we got here. The mud here sticks to you like glue, so i put some straw down , which helped alot. We love our new honda 2000e generator , it runs our tv , computer and a light or 2 refrigerators and 4 lights.We use our 6500 watt bigger gen. just for power tools and the well pump. Also im working on the deck and front steps , now that the walls are out . I built the frames for the solar panels and ran the wires underground to the house. Katie wired the panels in series and together we wired the charge controller up today. We plan on connecting the inverter tommorrow , the last step. Since the suns suppose to shine tommorrow , we want to test the system we built. Thanks to my brother , Danny, he hooked me up with the batteries, connectors and wire , what a bro. We were able to get dsl here , which allows me to post again. So i can post more often , plus were staying here to work on the house full time.Thanks for your patience, lots more coming !