This past weekend was my third trip to the cabin this month, and I’ve made some good progress on the interior during that time. I’ve finished the bedroom, textured and painted most of the walls, installed about 3/4 of the laminate flooring, assembled some more Ikea furniture, and got a small start on the kitchen. Continue reading
A new How to Build page has been added that summarizes the process of building a shipping container cabin. Instead of trying to navigate through all of the previous posts, you can now see everything in a single orderly document. You’ll also notice that it’s not complete, just like my cabin. I’m treating it as a living document and will make additions and changes as my cabin progresses.
I finally got the chance to work on my cabin over the last two weekends. Between a busy schedule and the lousy spring weather in Wisconsin, this was the first chance I have had. Unfortunately though, I’ve had to spend the time taping and mudding drywall – definitely not my favorite pastime. This is something I really wish I could have hired out, but I just couldn’t find anyone to do it for a reasonable cost. Continue reading
I haven’t been to the cabin lately, so I thought I would fill in with another design I’ve been working on. I wanted to try and design a comfortable cabin, for just one or two people, in a single 20′ shipping container. Let me be upfront here, a lot of inspiration for this was taken from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, except this one is much more secure. Like the Tumbleweed houses, this would be the perfect candidate to build at home in your spare time and have delivered to a remote location when you’re done. Continue reading
I realize this post is out of sequence, but I hadn’t planned on talking about the electrical wiring. It seemed so routine to me that I thought no one would be interested, but I did have a reader ask about it the other day so here it is. Continue reading