The house foundation- forms

I have to apologize I did not take any pictures of the actual construction of the pier forms but I can tell you that I used 1/2″ plywood and 2×3’s to reinforce the corners. My Father and Brother came over to help me the day the concrete was being poured. We used the site level transit again to check the height of the boxes to make sure all was level since they were built at a different location and then brought to the...

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The containers get delivered
Apr03

The containers get delivered

I found a listing online for shipping containers and made a deal for 2 of the 4 I will need for the house. A few days later they were delivered. I tried to have them placed close to where they were going to go on the house. Share...

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The house foundation- grading and pier placement
Mar30

The house foundation- grading and pier placement

My wife read an article not long ago titled “How people lived in homes before central heat and air”or at least I think that was the title.There were many things in the article that I plan on incorporating into this house. It said that homes used to be built atop piers in order to insulate them from the cold ground in the winter and allow for cool air to flow in the summer. It also allows for ease in installing plumbing,...

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You’re building a house out of what?
Mar28

You’re building a house out of what?

Yes thats what I said, I am building a house out of “Shipping Containers”, “Conex Container”, “Cargo Container” all the same thing.  *image from Google search. Why? You ask. Well, I ask why not. I could get into all the pro’s and con’s about why you should build or not build this way but i’m not going to. There are plenty of resources already available on the web about that topic...

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*Update* Doodlebug Project Sold

I am sorry to those who have been following the progress on the doodlebug project but due to both financial and time constraints I sold the doodlebug. Share...

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Asheepdog project Aquaponics build.
Aug02

Asheepdog project Aquaponics build.

Hey guys, In a previous post I talked about Aquaponics, well this post is about my building of an Aquaponics system. Let me start by saying that I did not come up with this design. It is a proven design that you can find lots of information on if you simply do a search. Items I used are: 1- IBC 275 gallon tote 1- 1250 gph pond pump 5- 90* 2″ pvc pipe 2- pvc pipe tee’s 1- 6″long piece of 4″ pvc 1- 2″ pvc...

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