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You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home
What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that’s completely off the grid? It can be done, and there are plenty of people who’ve already taken the plunge. Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone like you or I can grab one for around $2,000. From there, you can get your creative juices flowing and build an awesome home, getaway spot, or cottage-like structure on your existing property, provided you have the space. If you’re able to put this baby on wheels, you won’t even need a permit to have it around. Innovative ideas like these are becoming more popular as people seek alternative ways to live modern lifestyles. Other Off-Grid Ideas Other off-grid ideas and projects that are becoming popular are things like tiny homes and earthships. Below are some awesome pictures of various completed shipping container projects. H/T : True Activist Help Support Conscious Alternative News

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The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend IRELAND’S FIRST SHIPPING container home has been completed – with building taking just three days. The house was finished over the weekend and will now be donated to St Vincent de Paul. It will most likely be moved to Deerpark in Co Cork to home a family in time for Christmas. Earthships: The Amazingly Innovative Completely Off-Grid Home Earthships! If you haven’t heard of them, this will be a pleasant surprise. It all started the first time I was traveling across Canada.

How To Start A 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead (Mother Earth News) Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops. Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley Industrial Kitchen Big on Style, Easy on the Wallet “We were aiming for a semi-industrial, cafe-style look,” says Bunnings kitchen consultant Leanne Watson, who was enlisted to design this room on a strict budget. The 3.3 x 3.4-metre kitchen needed to relate to an adjoining dining space in this family home. In response to the brief, Leanne assembled a materials palette that includes stainless steel, ceramic, laminates and glass, in a combination of matt and gloss finishes. “There are textured and smooth finishes, to create a dynamic look and feel,” she says. Layout-wise, Leanne created a U-shaped room with a long bench that acts as a servery to the dining room and allows cook and guests to interact.

Shipping containers used in floating house BROOKLIN — The mantra for the 21st century is to do more with less, and many building pioneers are exploring how to repurpose material to construct homes. A new example can be seen at a marina in Belfast, where Brooklin boatbuilder Steve White has parked his new houseboat, constructed from shipping containers. But if you go down to the marina for a look, don't expect to see two big steel boxes welded together. While White's houseboat does have an unusual design when compared to other architecture in Belfast, it's also welcoming, with a warm red exterior paint and spacious windows.

Can You Buy a Quality Cabin For $5k? This Company Thinks So. Let’s get this out of the way at the beginning: it’s not a Quonset hut. This isn’t a Black Friday deal. It’s newly built by a Houston-area business called Arched Cabins, and while it does bear more than a passing resemblance to the WWII-era structure – both are prefabricated corrugated galvanized steel – you’ll notice upon a second glance that the cross section is different. Unlike the Quonset hut, which had a semicircular roof, the Arched Cabin has one that’s, well, arched, making for a higher ceiling and more interior space. Arched Cabins can apparently be ordered in any length in a choice of 14, 16, 20 and 24-foot widths costing $200, $220, $260 and $320 per linear foot respectively.

Book Excerpt: The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry An Excerpt from The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry In this classic work of eco-theology, Thomas Berry spells out the lineaments of a new intimacy and love of the earth. Here is an excerpt on the spiritual practice of reverence. "It is important that we be mindful of the earth, the planet out of which we are born and by which we are nourished, guided, healed — the planet, however, which we have abused to a considerable degree in these past two centuries of industrial exploitation. This exploitation has reached such extremes that presently it appears that some hundreds of thousands of species will be extinguished before the end of the century.

Decorating with Color: Designer Tips - Better Homes of Gardens - Blues Shades of blue with a little gray boost a beachy vibe. "A range of blue-gray shades reflects a comfortable, easy lifestyle, whether you're lakeside or landlocked," says Nate Berkus, New York City-based interior designer, TV personality, author, and host of American Dream Builders on NBC. From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás America imports many more products than it exports, which means that- once they’ve been emptied out of their iPhones and Playstations- we have lots of extra shipping containers lying around. Recently, however, shipping containers have become one of architect’s “building blocks” of choice, with clever projects popping up all over the fringes of art and architecture. A new, four-unit apartment building in Washington DC, however, may take shipping containers from off-the-grid fringe projects to the mainstream – a first for the area. Designed by Travis Price, Architects and located at 3305 Seventh St.

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why Now is a good time to go out and flag the following six trees before the leaves drop (except the pine). Revisit them in the winter and learn how to ID them by the bark alone. Then again in the Spring with the buds and new leaves. White birch is easy to identify with its distinctive, white, papery bark. The sycamore tree also has white bark, but it does not sluff off in thin, paper-like furls like the white birch. A profile of Thomas Berry, a scholar and lover of the Earth A Profile of Thomas Berry,scholar and lover of the Earth by Matthew FoxUniversity of Creation Spirituality, Oakland, California, USA EarthLight Magazine #34, Summer, 1999 Editor's note: This essay was writtten for EarthLight in Thomas Barry's honor and was part of a special 10-page section featuring Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology in our summer 1999 issue.

Bathroom Renovation – A Question of Heritage Redesigning this bathroom in a Sydney heritage home was a dream for interior architect Lexie Vatavalis of Lexis Design. “The clients gave me free rein,” she says. “They had a lot of ideas about how they wanted the bathroom to function but most design decisions were left to me.” It’s an issue that many renovators face: how do you modernise a bathroom but still stay true to the era of the home? “It’s in a Californian bungalow that was built in the 1920s and renovated in the ‘70s. It was a bit sparse and missing a few 21st-century comforts,” says Lexie.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley Every year in June, the small French village of Le Mans hosts a little-known, seldom brought-up, 24 hour motor race. Thousands of fans from all around the world come to watch, but the rest of the year LeMans is just a sleepy farming community. A hotel in the area would be jammed to capacity for one week a year but empty as Fenway Park in January the rest of the time. Le Mans needs a temporary hotel for a short time each year. Snoozebox has the answer – a hotel made out of shipping containers that can be set up in as little as 48 hours.

You Can Convert A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home Do you love the idea of an off-grid home? If you do, these houses made from $2000 recycled shipping containers are right up your alley! A house doesn’t have to have massive rooms and golden toilets to be considered luxury. Take the homes feature below for example, all it took was $2000 to get these houses started.