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Still talking about that ugly shiping container. Yuck

I emailed the builder for a quote to build this shed/barn looking thing.

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3 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Still talking about that ugly shiping container. Yuck

I emailed the builder for a quote to build this shed/barn looking thing.

Yeah... I mentioned in another thread when we built our home we were bleeding money for 13 months.   WoBG's and my decisions were;  "Lets do this right once."    We spend way more than our original plan...  but we are now done.

I'd suggest you build the shed/barn and find a way to pay.    It would be so much nicer than a shipping container. 

Jsharr's 2 container barn was an idea.  But... with a roof that big, the lumbar for the roof may cost more than the shed.  

Good luck...  

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8 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Still talking about that ugly shiping container. Yuck

I emailed the builder for a quote to build this shed/barn looking thing.

Will it have a Carrier C02 refrigeration system? I designed the safety valves for it? :) 

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I'd like to have a shipping container for the secret lab.  A very short covered walkway to the house would be ok.  That way the paint shop would not be any part of the main house.  Of course in this part of the country that would involve insulation and heat/cooling of it's own.  Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.................and probably his neighbors.  Not going to happen at this point in life however.

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I've been thinking hard about this. The main upside to a container storage unit on site is it's capability to contain almost any vent fan. This kind of flexibility is unbelievably rare.

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Yuk is right...

I spent plenty of time in shipping containers as our softball & baseball teams used them for equipment storage.  Not only are they not insulated, they are like ovens in the summer. We once stored leftover canned sodas after a tournament for snack bar sale. They got so hot in the container the cans exploded. Even with the doors open they are uncomfortably hot.

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After all these dizzying big storage units, my plans feel tiny.

I'm going to build a small shed, 9' x 10', either later in the Summer or early Fall if I get settled in my house fast enough, or next Spring - my BiL is now retired and I'll have some skilled help in erecting it.  It shouldn't be a problem, but if we have trouble shingling the roof, my 20 year-old nephew Ryan works four 10-hour days/week, so I'll get his help.

One year, in the 1980's I think, a neighbor had a cement driveway poured and there was leftover cement in the mixer truck.

So the neighbor and my father laid out an 11' x 12' grid in the corner of my father's yard and poured a 4" or so thick slab there.  The slab is still there, perfectly intact.  With that now being my being-rebuilt home, I'm going to build a shed there, leaving a 2' space along the two fences and build a 9' x 10' shed there.  I'm going to adjust the measurements for this 8' x 8' shed and use a screwed-into-the-cement, rectangle of pressure-treated 4"x4" lumber instead of pressure-treated skids to build it on. It has complete step-by-step instructions and a materials list which I cut and pasted to a Word file but is still listed here: http://mystorageshed.blogspot.com/2007/05/blog-post.html

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2 hours ago, Razors Edge said:

...or fancy like this:

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I like this better, but some of these are too big.  10x 20 with a decent carport.  

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1 hour ago, Dirtyhip said:

So ugly.  Can it be any uglier?

I bet @smudge can take her she shed blueprints & expand them for a bad ass schralp shed!   She can bring the Hei Hei out & get some rides in too! 
 

 

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shipping container barn

You could do this with a container on one side and just pole barn wall on the other, or the container in the center and the trusses overhanging on each side to provide shade on either side of the container.

 

 

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My buddy Rich in Austin took a shipping container, added two garage style doors with glass and a big deck and awning on his property overlooking Lake Travis.

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3 hours ago, jsharr said:

shipping container barn

You could do this with a container on one side and just pole barn wall on the other, or the container in the center and the trusses overhanging on each side to provide shade on either side of the container.

 

 

Or with a proper front porch and deck, put you house upstairs.

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