GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2011, 15:47   #1
Ruble Noon
"Cracker"
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,018
Shipping container cabin

http://seacontainercabin.blogspot.com/
Ruble Noon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 16:57   #2
TangoFoxtrot
OIF 04-05
 
TangoFoxtrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nowhereville, USA
Posts: 4,046
Blog Entries: 1
Ok heres my take for what its worth. If you do purchase one ....bury it underground leaving the door exposed (but cammo it up) and put in a ventilater. Use it for storage of you S/P stores. Don't tell your neighbors anything about it if at all possible.
__________________
G21 Club: 0685 -Tact. SG 7048
S/P Club: 109 - .40 Club: 0255
Black Rifle-SWMP15S1647
TangoFoxtrot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 17:22   #3
Aceman
Senior Member
 
Aceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa
Posts: 6,673
Gotta love the guys priorities: Food storage is smallest room in the place.
Aceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 18:33   #4
cowboy1964
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 15,439
I still like wood better.

Survival/Preparedness Forum
cowboy1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 19:08   #5
DoctaGlockta
Senior Member
 
DoctaGlockta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: FEMA Region IV
Posts: 2,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowboy1964 View Post
I still like wood better.

Survival/Preparedness Forum
Survival/Preparedness Forum
__________________
"Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

- Barack Hussein Obama
DoctaGlockta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:09   #6
Big Bird
NRA Life Member
 
Big Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 10,809
What does a sea-land container cost?
__________________
Big Bird,

“Est Nulla Via Invia Virute”
Big Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:14   #7
thejellster05
Senior Member
 
thejellster05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 679
Send a message via Yahoo to thejellster05
I want to know the cost too, it would have to be a lot of savings to be worth all the work.
thejellster05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:20   #8
Ruble Noon
"Cracker"
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Bird View Post
What does a sea-land container cost?
It depends on the size that you want. The ones that he used are around $3500 each I believe.
Ruble Noon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:33   #9
racerford
Senior Member
 
racerford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: DFW area
Posts: 5,222


are some insulated?
racerford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:33   #10
Big Bird
NRA Life Member
 
Big Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 10,809
So he's got $7k in the shell and probably 35-40k in additional materials plus a year of weekend and evening labor...lets call it 20 hours a week X 52 weeks= 1040 hours @ $10 an hour (what I could earn delivering pizzas) $10k labor...$57k?

What's a repo'd 800 Sq ft manufactured home run? I'm betting you could get a 5 year old repo for less than $20k...
__________________
Big Bird,

“Est Nulla Via Invia Virute”
Big Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 20:35   #11
Ruble Noon
"Cracker"
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by racerford View Post
are some insulated?
None that I have ever seen.
Ruble Noon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 21:40   #12
Cali-Glock
Mountain Man
 
Cali-Glock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: California Sierra Mnts
Posts: 12,082
I have found 40 foot shipping containers on Craigs list for as little as $1000 to $1500, but it would cost me that again to have it shipped to me.

Here is a 20 foot one for $600 - if I had a truck and trailer to haul it, I would send my brother over tonight to pay the guy the $600 and I would pick it up this weekend.

Regarding insulated ones: Here is an insulated 45 footer for $3900

A quick search on ebay found 40 footers for $2600-3300.

And this "40 footer already converted to a house and ready to transport" for $69K ROTFL - If I were in the market I might be interested if the price was $5-8K

If you use http://www.searchtempest.com/, and search on a regular basis you can find some deals on these shipping containers.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

I may be from Cali, but I ain't no yankee!

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one." - Mal Reynolds

Last edited by Cali-Glock; 08-09-2011 at 21:43..
Cali-Glock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 02:23   #13
TangoFoxtrot
OIF 04-05
 
TangoFoxtrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nowhereville, USA
Posts: 4,046
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruble Noon View Post
None that I have ever seen.
Same here that is why I would only use it for storage,
__________________
G21 Club: 0685 -Tact. SG 7048
S/P Club: 109 - .40 Club: 0255
Black Rifle-SWMP15S1647
TangoFoxtrot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:37   #14
jdavionic
NRA Member
 
jdavionic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 12,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Bird View Post
So he's got $7k in the shell and probably 35-40k in additional materials plus a year of weekend and evening labor...lets call it 20 hours a week X 52 weeks= 1040 hours @ $10 an hour (what I could earn delivering pizzas) $10k labor...$57k?

What's a repo'd 800 Sq ft manufactured home run? I'm betting you could get a 5 year old repo for less than $20k...
Yea, I'm not seeing it as great option either. No insulation, giant metal hotbox, lots and lots of time trying to polish a turd...and in the end, it's still a turd and you've got poo all over your hands.
__________________
- JD

"No matter how bad it gets, if you're still alive it's just another bad day."
jdavionic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 06:28   #15
John43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Murrells Inlet SC
Posts: 934
The other day there were three felons who opened fire(about twenty rounds at a police cruiser). After going into their home they found that when they built their home they had two of these buried under the home and had a shaft built down into the containers.
John43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 11:16   #16
cowboy1964
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 15,439
Buried metal? Isn't that called R-U-S-T?
cowboy1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 11:30   #17
sebecman
Senior Member
 
sebecman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowboy1964 View Post
Buried metal? Isn't that called R-U-S-T?
Not if you do it right.

There was a fellow in my area some years back who had 2 full size school buses buried next to his house with an access tunnnel thru the basement. The feds had him under surveliance for growing/selling dope.

After he didnt come out of th ehouse for a month they went in and discovered him in one of the buses with his underground garden.
__________________
568213784925664
sebecman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 12:47   #18
mac66
Plant the seed
 
mac66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Save America
Posts: 8,032
Shipping containers are cool but they are kind of expensive in terms of cost per square foot. Factor in the initial cost plus transport cost and they way more expensive than a free standing arch type steel buildings.

They don't have much room in them and they are built to be stacked on the corners. That means you can't bury them unless you reinforce the top and sides.

I seriously looked into these a couple years ago. I even did a cost per square foot analysis of them vs a metal arch building, storage shed etc. The container was the most expensive. Everybody I talked to who had a container said them spent way more on it than they intended to.

On the other hand, here is one in Texas used as a hunting cabin

Survival/Preparedness Forum

Survival/Preparedness Forum
__________________
Every American a Rifleman

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Last edited by mac66; 08-10-2011 at 12:50..
mac66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 05:35   #19
cyrsequipment
Angry
 
cyrsequipment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebecman View Post
Not if you do it right.

There was a fellow in my area some years back who had 2 full size school buses buried next to his house with an access tunnnel thru the basement. The feds had him under surveliance for growing/selling dope.

After he didnt come out of th ehouse for a month they went in and discovered him in one of the buses with his underground garden.
Forgive me for throwing off the topic a bit, but could you give me a little more info on the location (and maybe the name) of the guy... I was looking for info on a similar incident a few months ago for work and couldn't find anything....
__________________
Shoot it until it stops.
cyrsequipment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 08:38   #20
sebecman
Senior Member
 
sebecman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyrsequipment View Post
Forgive me for throwing off the topic a bit, but could you give me a little more info on the location (and maybe the name) of the guy... I was looking for info on a similar incident a few months ago for work and couldn't find anything....
PM Inbound.
__________________
568213784925664
sebecman is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 657
149 Members
508 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31