posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:57 AM
The title is wrong... in looking at the photo's it looks like this wilderness retreat was built from 4 shipping containers...
Anyway here is a cool idea for a remote cost effective Survival getaway... there's no how too but lots of photos of every step of the process... maybe
not bullet resistant but its steel structure means it can weather some pretty bad storms...
Click here to see this project start to finish
Although it’s not clear whether the home was designed by an architect, it appears to be a clever project that make efficient use of space. The Chive
has tons of pictures of the construction of the home – from the containers being dropped on the lots and buried into the hill all the way through
final construction and the addition of furniture and decor. Two containers were set next to each other, and a large arched hole was cut in-between to
connect them together and create a larger living space. The interior was framed with 2×4′s then insulated and paneled with wood, and double-paned
windows were installed on 3 sides.
The two-bedroom, one-bath house features a composting toilet to save water and makes use of both photovoltaic panels and solar hot water heaters to
reduce energy demands. The home is partially buried into a hill in the back, which helps moderate interior temperatures while a wood-fired stove
provides heating. Although we’d certainly have liked to see a skylight or two for more daylighting, the resident’s hunting trophies are at least
adequately lit. Vintage and antique furniture pieces pair nicely with the camo decor, creating unified redneck aesthetic.
edit on 21-9-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)