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Shipping Container Cabins

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by chelloveck, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    In Alaska, these are done "All the Time".... Usually with Old Refer Containers.... No further insulation Required....
    They usually build a False Roof on them to Shed Snow & Ice..... .....
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Old refrigeration containers would be perfect for Alaska. I would have never thought of it, or a roof!!
  4. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    My beautiful bride really liked this post. She said she had liked these concept homes for years. She then said it is unfortunately we're too old to start building with those... o_O
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  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Refrigeration container... isn't that just called a refrigerator? And Alaska... that's were Eskimos reside, yes? So you guys are talking about selling refrigerators to Eskimos.... ?

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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Insulation works both ways ---
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Funny, but; Yes!! Put a wood stove in one and you stay warm. The insulation keeps the cold out, but they are air tight, so a window, door or some other leaky port hole would have to provide some air. If done right a wood stove could be provided air directly from outside, conserving warm the air in the reefer box. Great idea.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Most "smart" wood stove Users, will provide an External (to the Building) Air Source for the FireBox. Especially, in Cold Climates. Not very efficient to use Heated Air to keep the Fire Burning
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  9. Elessar

    Elessar Monkey+ Site Supporter+

    I love this idea but they ain't cheap. I checked around here and they sell the standard containers very close to my home but since this concept has gained popularity, the sellers have jacked their prices, because they can.
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