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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Very Unique 500 Square Foot Shipping Container House

     Steven Harrell over at always has some great listings up, and while I'm not in the market to buy a tiny house, I'm always checking in to see what's been listed lately, and to get some ideas, in some cases, from the visuals that are presented. It really is a fun and useful site, give it a look!
    Here's one I thought was pretty interesting- its a conex/shipping container tiny house, one for sale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for $49,000.00 as the asking price. Its got some rather cool features, including a dipping pool, and I've listed them all below (from that very listing).

Off grid shipping container home. This unique home opens up to 500 square feet with deck space. Has it’s own dipping pool and would make a perfect lake cabin or beach home. It can be hooked up to utilities, but is designed to be completely off grid.
The M.E.S.H. Specs
Interior Construction
-Blue Ribbon® OSB Wood Boards‐ certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
- Moisture resistant rigid insulation
-Reflectix foil faced insulation‐reflects 97% of radiant energy.
- Murphy Bed & Closets Millwork System, with inset fabric panels.
Solar Power
- 4 solar panels @240 watts a piece
- TR3624 Xantrex Inverter 3600watt 24volt
- Unirac mounting system
- This kit can produce up to 3,700 to 4,440 watt hours per day based on 5 to 6 hours of peak sunshine. Kit can have an
additional 7 panels connected for increased electrical output.
- Ice Box approx. 24” x 4’6”
- Cork flooring and acid stained cement board at bath.
- Rice Husk/ recycled plastic decking
- 20’x8’,+ 8’x8’
- Lightweight 100% corrosive resistant aluminum structure w/ stainless steel fasteners and adjustable legs.
- Hand held shower & mixing valve to be connected to a gravity fed batch solar water heater
- Water Saver toilet w/ sink on tank for grey water re-use. Connected to Bio-digester waste system(not included), or a sewer
- Mosaic accent band
Storefront System
- Aluminum and Frosted Glass exterior sliding door system with aluminum tube section and al. angle structure.
- 8’x8’x3.5’ movable pool prototype membrane meant to be dwelling reservoir/ dipping pool. Pool to be filtered
with non‐mechanical slow sand filters and ultra‐violet water pump.
- 2 induction single cooktops & pan
- 36” stainless steel sink and faucet
- Custom osb cabinetry & Stainless steel countertop & curving glass island
Steven Harrell, by the way, will also be making the trek up from North Carolina to attend, and speak, at the Tiny House Building Workshop (hands-on!) on Nov 2-4. Its gonna be great! We'll be building a tiny guest house on wheels, touring tiny structures, hearing from many guests, seeing demos, and more! Pizza night, campfire discussions, the whittled down caravan making an appearance, Mariah Coz's Comet Camper....the list goes on and on.....
kidcedar at gmail dot com, or click on the link on this blog, for details....