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Old 10-09-2017, 14:36   #1
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Amazon selling container home..

These look like they would make a great hunting camp, weekend retreats, or rally point..

We have talked, in the past, about using containers for housing, now you can buy one from Amazon..

WARNING: You will not get Amazon Prime free s/h..

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Amazon officially sells everything, including a $36K shipping container house
by Megan Barber@megcbarber Oct 5, 2017, 4:48pm EDT

From Amazon’s potential new headquarters to it’s latest lineup of smart home devices, the roughly $430 billion company is in the headlines and in our households. The Seattle e-commerce company sells almost everything—including, it seems, a shipping container house.

In an effort to recycle the thousands of surplus containers that sit on docks around the world, shipping containers have been used in urban farms, off-the-grid getaways, and even as all-in-one pools. A fleet of new companies also use the 20- or 40-foot containers to create prefab tiny homes, all available to order and delivered to your location.

Now, Wisconsin-based MODs International is selling their version on Amazon. The 320-square-foot house uses a new sea container as the structural shell—not a recycled one—and includes a rather plain bedroom, shower, toilet, sink, small kitchenette, appliances, and living area. Large double doors open to the outside, and extra windows were added to increase light.

The price for the home of your shipping container dreams on Amazon: $36,000. Of course, the unit isn’t sold from Amazon itself and is available from MODS as a third party seller under the “See all Buying Options” tab. It also costs $4,500 to ship the 7,500 pound structure to your location, so don’t expect your normal Prime discount.


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Old 10-09-2017, 15:21   #2
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Might be some vets behind that project? They seem to be one of the largest groups to have lived in Conexes.

Not sure how many are familiar with the houses Sears Roebuck used to sell out of their catalogs, I see quite a few in this area, they were built to last.
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Old 10-09-2017, 15:37   #3
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These look like they would make a great hunting camp, weekend retreats, or rally point..

We have talked, in the past, about using containers for housing, now you can buy one from Amazon..

WARNING: You will not get Amazon Prime free s/h..
That'd be a fun place in a hail storm.

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Old 10-09-2017, 15:43   #4
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I've a 16' Conex I use for my Hot Rod garage....new, unused....they are the heat.

Just be aware that the marine grade flooring is permeated (soaked) with pesticide and must be removed or sealed if you are going to live there.

This is sop for any conex due to the world wide shipping etc.

I'm sure this is dealt with by any company building a home out of them...just good to know for any do it yourselfer.
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Concrete pipes

More opportunity for hunting camp, reloading room, etc., links below to two articles with more links and photos.

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing
by Nicole Jewell
Inhabitat

The micro-housing trend has really taken off over the last decade, and a new age of tiny urban homes is now upon us. Created by James Law Cybertecture, the Opod Tube House is made from a repurposed concrete pipe and designed as an affordable home for young people who struggle with housing costs in the world’s major cities.

Unveiled recently in Hong Kong, the tiny tube houses are created out of repurposed concrete water pipes that measure a little over eight feet in diameter. The tubes are designed to accommodate one or two people and come with approximately 1000 square feet of living space. The interiors are equipped with the standard amenities, including a living room with a bench that converts into a bed, a mini-fridge, a bathroom, a shower and plenty of storage space for clothes and personal items.

According to the architect behind the design, James Law, the inspiration behind the tiny tube homes is practical, both for young people looking for homes as well as city governments trying to provide affordable options. Although the structures are far from being lightweight at 22 tons apiece, they require little in terms of installation and can be easily secured to one another, which reduces installation costs.

The tubes are easily stacked and can be installed in any small unused spaces commonly found in cities. The architect envisions entire tube communities installed in alleyways, under bridges, etc. Law explained in an interview with Curbed, that the concept is feasible for any urban environment, “Sometimes there’s some land left over between buildings which are rather narrow so it’s not easy to build a new building. We could put some OPods in there and utilize that land.”

https://inhabitat.com/tiny-homes-mad...micro-housing/

https://www.dwell.com/article/these-...pipes-6fa917e6
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More opportunity for hunting camp, reloading room, etc., links below to two articles with more links and photos.

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing
by Nicole Jewell
Inhabitat

The micro-housing trend has really taken off over the last decade, and a new age of tiny urban homes is now upon us. Created by James Law Cybertecture, the Opod Tube House is made from a repurposed concrete pipe and designed as an affordable home for young people who struggle with housing costs in the world’s major cities.

Unveiled recently in Hong Kong, the tiny tube houses are created out of repurposed concrete water pipes that measure a little over eight feet in diameter. The tubes are designed to accommodate one or two people and come with approximately 1000 square feet of living space. The interiors are equipped with the standard amenities, including a living room with a bench that converts into a bed, a mini-fridge, a bathroom, a shower and plenty of storage space for clothes and personal items.

According to the architect behind the design, James Law, the inspiration behind the tiny tube homes is practical, both for young people looking for homes as well as city governments trying to provide affordable options. Although the structures are far from being lightweight at 22 tons apiece, they require little in terms of installation and can be easily secured to one another, which reduces installation costs.

The tubes are easily stacked and can be installed in any small unused spaces commonly found in cities. The architect envisions entire tube communities installed in alleyways, under bridges, etc. Law explained in an interview with Curbed, that the concept is feasible for any urban environment, “Sometimes there’s some land left over between buildings which are rather narrow so it’s not easy to build a new building. We could put some OPods in there and utilize that land.”

https://inhabitat.com/tiny-homes-mad...micro-housing/

https://www.dwell.com/article/these-...pipes-6fa917e6
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:17   #7
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I'm surprised to see the conex with only 1 entrance/exit. An aquaitence built plant control rooms from them with intent of easy relocation and they were required to have a 2nd means of egress and had to cut in another door. Maybe it was plant rules vs building code.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:50   #8
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I'm surprised to see the conex with only 1 entrance/exit. An aquaitence built plant control rooms from them with intent of easy relocation and they were required to have a 2nd means of egress and had to cut in another door. Maybe it was plant rules vs building code.
Actually, Building codes do have egress requirements and bedrooms need two(2), but I'm not sure about non-sleeping spaces?

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An egress window must satisfy four International Residential Code (IRC) criteria:

Minimum width of opening: 20 in.
Minimum height of opening: 24 in.
Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor).
Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in.
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Old 07-22-2018, 22:11   #9
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I live an hour away from the Port of Long Beach so there is an abundance of good used containers available to the local population. If you really look around you can get a good container for less than $5,000 and if you're a 'do-it-your selfer' I'm sure you could build the house for a lot less that $36,000.


I've seen everything done under the sun with them too. Car storage, workshop, machine shop, gun shop, etc. I've even seen people bury them in the side of hills.
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