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!
The last few days i've been working on sanding the floof in the bathroom. We decided to paint the metal part gloss black and poly-urahane the wood. I also started installing the vanity , cutting holes for the plumbing. I had to do half the floor so i could still get in from one side to take a shower. Before & after pics of floor.
Today i tiled around the shower , tomorrow i grout. I also installed the overhead light in the bathroom, now that i painted the ceiling. It's been raining here alot and because of the excavating around the house and lack of driveway stone, it's muddy ! Some pics of the situation.
Well Katie's been enjoying her tub , me too ! That's my first tub install and i am pleased with how it turned out. It helps when your best friend installs bathrooms for a living ! Thanks Tim , its nice to know your only a phone call away. Katie has been busy putting our kitchen cabinets together. Then we plan to hire a local cabinet maker to make the countertops for us. So the kitchen is next. I still have to finish the tile around the shower and install the vanity and lights in the bathroom.It was a good idea to run all the plumbing at one end of the house. Reason being is there's only one waste trunk and the hot water comes quick because it has a short distance to travel. We are enjoying the tankless water heater , its hot and cheap and on-demand !The pic of the pipes is the tub drain and trap.
Katie and i set the tub yesterday , i had to wait for the cement to set before i could do anymore. Today i installed the spout , handles and chalked where the tub meets the tile. Then i painted the ceiling and got one coat on the walls. We picked out a grey which seems to go good with the tile. Only thing left is to hook in the drain , which i was going to do but i thought i had some 1 1/2 pvc but i only had 2". We will get it tomorrow and the tub will be ready for use.
Katie and i have been working on the tile surrounding the bathtub. We finished the grouting today, i should be able to set the basin tommorow. Also the other day i ran wiring for flood lights out front , to see at night , lol. We also found a problem with the wiring in the bathroom , Katie figured it out , my little electrican ! You will love the pic of Katie trying the tub out !
Today i worked on the tile on the walls surrounding the tub. I ran out of mortor , so i had to switch gears. I decided to get the tub spicket and knobs in. Running the water lines with the pex took no time at all. Most of the other fittings i have used all screwed in, not the tub fixture. I had to sweat two fittings on , hope i remember how to solder ? I was able to plug the spout so i could check for leaks when i was done. None ! I guess i still got it ! But let me tell ya , if you get a chance , do some pex ! I want so bad to get the tub done for Katie , i know she will love it !
Well i was working on the bathtub today. I got the platform and the sheetrock installed , then i went to get a beer and...... there he was ! I looked out the window and there was a nice 8 point buck. It was about a 100 yard shot , bang , right in the heart. I was gonna get pictures of the tub but after going to get him checked in and over to the processer , i did'nt have the time. Since it's my first buck , i'm getting a head mount ! Katie said it was ok as long as it goes in my man cave and not upstairs. I'm fine with that . I did get pictures of him ! Enjoy....