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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If you're looking into a shipping container home, there is plenty of advice out there. Here's a particularly interesting article I read not long ago.

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[–] TeranNotTerran [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thank you, that was an interesting read. Nice that they had both large-scale and small-scale.

Surprised none of them mentioned flooring.

This one seems particularly clever: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/off-the-grid-container-house/

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Way back when I worked the construction trades we built our shop out of shipping containers. It was one of my favorite projects I've ever worked on.
Back in the post-Sandy rebuild we looked into using them as temporary shelters for displaced people but it is the kind of thing that would have to be ready to go when needed. FEMA could build a few dozen (or hundred) and have them staged and ready to go.

As far as using them for off the grid living, it can make sense too. It's often a lot easier to deliver them where they're needed than to acquire building materials. Hell, if you're smart, you could load the containers with the materials you'll need to finish them before you ship them to site and you can have the best of both worlds.

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[–] QualityShitposter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You might want to consider spray foam insulation instead of sheets, and don't overlook the effectiveness of vapor barriers.

A post frame building with metal sides and roof could be erected and insulated with spray foam in a day, especially if you pre-drilled the sheets.

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[–] TeranNotTerran [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are there any small-scale spray foam tools? I always thought it was something you had a van full of equipment for.

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[–] QualityShitposter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are DIY kits available with a nozzle, hoses, urethane, and a compressed gas tank.

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[–] MrPim 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago  (edited ago)

i dont think most of you have the slightest idea wtf youre doing, and will never be able construct a GaltsGulch. My 150 yr old home is much more suited to what you want to do. But youll reject that in favor of a container. You guys really dont know wtf is how to build a home. You seem to reject everything that is proven construction. Im sorry, you guys seem utterly clueless.

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[–] TeranNotTerran [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

This isn't "you guys", it's "me". I never claimed to know what I was doing, especially in the realm of construction. This is very new to me and yes, I am quite inept in the field.

I know what I build will probably suck but it will be a learning experience, one way or another.