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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 03:38:45 AM »
Nice!

And there's lots of room to upgrade to a more luxurious container home
https://www.curbed.com/2017/6/21/15839730/shipping-container-house-for-sale-buy

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 03:40:21 AM »
Whoa! Even more room to upgrade than I thought
https://www.ebay.com/i/321989747559?chn=ps

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 04:39:21 AM »
I wonder about insulation value and how those would be to heat in our climate.

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 09:26:31 AM »
Shippiong being a huge part of the Danish economy (Maersk) we like to use containers as well. A new project using containers for student housing has taken off:
http://cphpost.dk/news/copenhagen-to-get-250-container-houses-for-students.html
https://www.cphvillage.com/progress

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
>insulation value

I've owned a couple for about 20 years, which I use for materials storage.  I believe container construction has been modified very slightly since I purchased mine but they are still corrugated metal (usually sheet steel) boxes.  Insulation wouldn't be a problem if the exterior were clad in insulating foam.  The biggest problem I have is humidity and condensation but that would be easy to rectify when converting.

I've mentally toyed with using containers for modular residential construction for some years now. It definitely intrigues me, as does the 'tiny homes' movement.  The biggest problem is their narrow width --a real design constraint. That said, students and homeless can't be picky.

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 02:27:58 PM »
Watched this one recently.

Nice way to do cantilevers

https://vimeo.com/147232218

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 04:53:50 PM »
Nice job. Looks like 2 8x40s welded together lengthwise as a module for each level. That's pretty much what you have to do to get past the 8' narrowness problem.

'Course, some people just want to show off....

http://www.brianzeller.com/id-live-there-an-incredible-starburst-container-home/

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 05:09:40 PM »
Did you look at the gallery?

Whilst visually appealing it's badly thought out. Check out the bed in the one start shard thing. Leaves no room either side.


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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 05:22:51 PM »
No, I just watched spots of the video.  Except for the occasional brilliant idea, interior layouts don't interest me too much.  My attention is usually drawn to exterior profiles, windows, entrances, and stairwells --pretty much in that order.

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 07:03:35 PM »
Floorplan of this 8x20  guest house in slideshow.

Towable shipping container-based tiny house runs on or off-the-grid

https://newatlas.com/city-alternative-living-spaces/53704/

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 11:21:21 PM »
That is seriously cool. $36k isn't bad.

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Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 07:00:43 PM »
That site locked up my browser. 

>pipes

Check this out instead

https://www.curbed.com/2018/1/3/16844382/hong-kong-pipe-apartment-opod-james-law

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The R-value of an uninsulated, 8-inch-thick basement wall built using normal-weight concrete is 1.35, based on data from the 1993 American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers' Handbook. By doubling the thickness of the wall to 16 inches, the R-value only increases by 0.50.
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