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!
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Large Room Addition to Shipping Container Home
The line in the floor (below) is where we cut out the wall of the steel shipping container. The length we cut out is approximately 16 feet right through the middle of the 40 foot container, which was located under the air conditioner unit seen to the left in the "BEFORE" pic. The new open kitchen and living area is 16' by 16' and now has refrigerator, sink with sprayer, and microwave. Our double burner cook top is located on the front porch in the outdoor kitchen until we decide where we want to permanently install it inside the container home. It runs on propane, so the bottle must be outside. We built this bar height table island out of rejected cypress boards we rescued from our friends high end garage door manufacturing company. The 26" aluminum barstools are from overstock.com. The light fixtures are $7 shop lights with $20 LED lightbulbs.