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Old 08-02-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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In this context the word "reefer" indicates a refridgerated trailer or shipping container. The sides and top of such boxes are insulated (and maybe the bottom as well). Probably cost more than standard steel shipping containers.

That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.
I knew it was a steel box like thing, but didn't know these were insulated. I understood 'reefer' too.

A few weeks ago discussing flintlock guns i got a shock using my typical slang of rocklocks, which turned out to be pot as in reefer too.

I know what pot is as in the wild woodsland weeds, but I don't use it, but i would if I wanted too. I drink, but I don't drink to the point of getting drunk. It just isn't for me.

I remain curious as to this type of container, since it has been said you can heat it with a candle. I heat the room I sleep in, text in and do assorted small projects in with a 65 pound anvil and a 70 pound vise, with up to 4 Aladin Lamps. A sort of odd combination of tools for a bed room.

If sterling silver would come back down to with in reason, I would like to buy more, and get back to making Trade Silver for the times around 1761. That is the why there is a anvil and vise in the bed room in the first place.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Here is an example of someone who made a nice container cabin:
Tin Can Cabin | Building a Shipping Container Cabin

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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That's really nice, much more than I would have expected. Thanks for placing the link!
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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That's really nice, much more than I would have expected. Thanks for placing the link!
I am travelling to New Mexico in a few weeks to look at some land. As soon as I find a suitable parcel I am buying one. It's up in the mountains in central NM, not many people around The next step is then to get a few shipping containers and build the cheapest house everyone's ever seen

There is also a book by Paul Sawyers - Amazon.com: Intermodal Shipping Container Small Steel Buildings (9781438240329): Paul Sawyers: Books

As far as I know, this is the only book that explains anything in detail about containers being used for homes.

Apparently one thing to watch is the flooring and the chemicals used to treat it in addition to the stuff that could have been spilled on it while shipping. Some people opt to remove it completely and others cover it up

OD
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Since it was a freezer container and who knows what may have spoile I'ld be the tye to opt the flooring materials out too.

I have roughly passed thru the area, a road near Socorro to Roswell, then south into Texas. I liked NM pretty well.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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For those of you thinking about building a log home or cheap permanent shelter, I thought that you might enjoy the story about Richard Proenneke. At age 51, he packed it in, moved away from society, and built himself a small log cabin using only what nature had. He lived some 31 years in this cabin set in remote Alaska. If you don’t want to watch the entire story, “Alone in the Wilderness,” you can fast forward to 4:00 minutes, and watch the meat and bones of his cabin construction.

I hope you enjoy.


‪Alone in the Wilderness‬‏ - YouTube

There's a second follow up video as well.

http://www.dickproenneke.com/alone_i...derness_2.html

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Old 08-07-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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It's not necessary or even advisable to build anything. For one thing, you have to own the land, in most places. If you own land, you have to pay taxes on it. Even if it's a mining claim on BLM property, you have to pay $200 a year to keep it. $100 a year rent and $100 a year "improvements'. I am well aware that such things are RARELY "checked on", but you can lose everything if they are! Instead, live in a van, if you need more room, get a little pull trailer. Then you can live up north or in the mountains to avoid summer heat/bugs, and down south in the winter, to avoid cold/snow/ice. This way you always have a growing season, fish, animals, and wild plants are always available.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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I am travelling to New Mexico in a few weeks to look at some land. As soon as I find a suitable parcel I am buying one. It's up in the mountains in central NM, not many people around The next step is then to get a few shipping containers and build the cheapest house everyone's ever seen

There is also a book by Paul Sawyers - Amazon.com: Intermodal Shipping Container Small Steel Buildings (9781438240329): Paul Sawyers: Books

As far as I know, this is the only book that explains anything in detail about containers being used for homes.

Apparently one thing to watch is the flooring and the chemicals used to treat it in addition to the stuff that could have been spilled on it while shipping. Some people opt to remove it completely and others cover it up

OD
Had you seen this thread? https://www.city-data.com/forum/house...house-wow.html
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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I saw it and said it before that's really nice..It is I mean it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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If you're interested in building something yourself, this is a great thread to read through.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/tenne...tennessee.html
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