Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Changing Colors

Progress is slow but it is progress.  I am painting the house with a light green paint to which I have added the silicon NASA beads.  http://www.hytechsales.com/  They are advertised as a similar product used on the space shuttle to coat the heat shield tiles.  The house is looking less and less like containers and more like a house.  One friend though, said this picture made it look like a mobile home.  I have framed all the windows with treated lumber and am waiting for them to age some before staining.  After a year, I am still pleased with the house, and would love to try another one.  At this point, I just do not have an excuse to build another house!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Living In A Container House

Living Porch

The container house has been home for four months now.  We are still working inside and things move slowly.  This week we got rid of the last of the construction debris.  Several weeks ago, we cleared the porch of building material.  I have been pleased with the power bills.  The tankless instant water heater works well as it has for me in another house. 


Bookshelf in Den

Entrance From Inside

Guest Bath With Mirror in Antique Frame

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Moved In

Contruction was not finished, but we moved in December 11, 2010.  I noticed that date is 12.11.10.  I was curious and just looked back to see if we started on 11.10.09, but it was a few days earlier than that.  I noticed on Curt's container blog that he got too busy to post to the blog.  The same has happened to me.  Nevertheless, we are in and find the house comfortable.  I am finishing details as I go.  I have been working inside due to the weather and wanting to get moved out of the mobile home where I had been living.  The outside still looks like a construction site. 
Breakfast Bar and Lights
In a rush to make decisions in the kitchen, we moved the bar.  After the fact, we realized the light placements were no longer over the bar.  We built these fixtures from salvaged copper tubing and ceiling fan lamp holders.  They are missing the globes.