Barn Bashing for Barnboard (video)


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


The Plan


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.