A blog of our progress as we build a shipping container house for a home on our peaceful Texas Hill Country farm and vineyard. Our plan is to exist off the grid using a solar panels power station, wind turbines, batteries, inverters, and the like for our electricity. We have rain gutters and barrels in place for most of our water needs along with a large pond that stayed full even throughout the recent Texas droughts. We invite you to grab a big ole cup of coffee and follow along in the fun!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Windows and Doors All In Container House
One thing we forgot to plan out when I found these awesome TEMPERED glass architectural windows on CL was the dimensions in relation to the corrugated steel siding of the container itself. The windows are 45 inches wide by 72 inches tall. I knew I would have some extra space at the bottom as compared with the door, but what I didn't even give any thought to was the fact that the width of 45" didn't jive with the shape of the corrugated container, therefore there is a slight difference in the distance from the door on each window. See, we had to attach the windows to the outer shape of each peak/valley. Here is how I plan to camoflauge this: