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You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home
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04-06-2015, 05:25 PM #1
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You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home
True Activist


All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers! Check out some of these amazing creations!

A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets. Take these homes for example: to begin building one of these epic houses, all you need is $2,000. That $2,000 will buy you a shipping container. What you do with that shipping container… well, that’s completely up to you. Some creative people have found a way to transform this rudimentary “room” with metal siding into luxury housing that blows us away. These homes are epic.


http://www.trueactivist.com/a-shipping-c...yond-epic/


Depending on where you live, this could be the low-cost path to home ownership without a massive mortgage. The resulting homes can look as good as anything produced buy pro home builders.
04-06-2015, 05:41 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I can't get away from the thought of putting the tax slaves into shipping crates.
dunno.gif

İmage
04-06-2015, 05:45 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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That's fabulous, and I sent the link to my sis and her hubby who are in the works of building a two story addition to their home. This would save them a ton of money, and they are home reno saavy, so they could do much of the work themselves.
04-06-2015, 05:58 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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We've been thinking about a container home of some kind. I think it's a very cool idea.
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04-06-2015, 06:01 PM #5
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(04-06-2015, 05:41 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I can't get away from the thought of putting the tax slaves into shipping crates.
dunno.gif

İmage


That pic would not work for me either. This is what I had in mind:

İmage
04-06-2015, 06:03 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Make a shipping container your home for less than $185K

$2k is the cost of the container. You need a semi to deliver it, a crane to winch it into place, foundation, insulation, plumbing, electrical, cut window holes (if you want them) and buy windows to put in, drywall, paint, flooring, cabinets not to mention somewhere to put it. Basically, all you're buying is the discarded steel of a shipping co that left their trash on the dock. I can buy a sling of lumber and another of plywood and make six of those for $2k.

eta Okay maybe not six lol, but two at least.
failboat Show this Post
04-06-2015, 06:08 PM #7
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
buy shipping container
sell it for 200k
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sounds like a plan
failboat Show this Post
04-06-2015, 06:13 PM #8
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04-06-2015, 06:13 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-06-2015, 06:08 PM)failboat Wrote:  buy shipping container
sell it for 200k
hmm.gif
sounds like a plan

Well, you'd have to put $185k into it (not counting your time) and be certain of selling it after it's completed.
04-06-2015, 06:15 PM #10
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-06-2015, 06:13 PM)failboat Wrote:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-High-Cube-Car...33a086c65e

What do you think shipping would be? My guess is about $5/mile with a $1k minimum.
04-06-2015, 07:17 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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"May not ship to Finland"

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I wouldn't put 185K into it. Lot of recyclable stuff out there.

http://flavorwire.com/315520/10-amazing-recycled-houses
failboat Show this Post
04-06-2015, 07:40 PM #12
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(04-06-2015, 06:15 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(04-06-2015, 06:13 PM)failboat Wrote:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-High-Cube-Car...33a086c65e

What do you think shipping would be? My guess is about $5/mile with a $1k minimum.

1 billion.
04-06-2015, 07:45 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
04-06-2015, 07:58 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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04-06-2015, 08:50 PM #15
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
seems like it doesn't work. hmm.gif



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