Barn Bashing for Barnboard (video)

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On a clear, -20 day in Ottawa, we’re busting down a barn to harvest its precious barn board. We’ll use it to clad the walls in our container house.

We’re waiting on getting shipping containers delivered. A little more site prep and a hell of a lot more research and design.

I won us a foot more space between the containers by creating a ^ shaped skylight, optimized for solar gain, of course. That’s 24sq ft more house and I think it only cost about $300 more!

Also, there is a custom storage solution under the bed. The bedframe floats and is screwed in to the studs. Underneath, there is a large floating drawer on tracks. The bed is Kingsize and there are only inches on either side, so it is accessed via the foot of the bed. I had the idea to build stairs on to the front of the drawer and have each stair be a six foot wide sock drawer not quite as elaborate but along the same lines as this lovely piece of work…

gonna have to up my carpentry skillz

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Very Comfortable Offgrid Shipping Container House

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Burlington 40' FEB 1

650 sq ft home with radiant floor heating, sprayfoam insulation, a woodstove, solar hot water, rainwater capturing, very little bought ‘new’, 1500 watts worth of solar panels, a composting toilet and 215 sq ft of window with good solar gain. Innovative space saving and creative solutions enabling multifunctional spaces.

We will build it!

As you can tell, I’m a little short on time.

*kapwing*

The Plan

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The Plan

Live consciously; be diligent with regards to which systems we participate in and thereby support. Call a spade a spade. Health and wellness are paramount, for us as individuals as well as for the global community. Learn, think, share, repeat. Offgrid shipping container house. A base of operations for two postmodern superheros.