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Shipping container cabin

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Ruble Noon, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    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.
     


  2. Aceman

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    Gotta love the guys priorities: Food storage is smallest room in the place.
     
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  4. Big Bird

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  5. thejellster05

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    I want to know the cost too, it would have to be a lot of savings to be worth all the work.
    :popcorn:
     
  6. Ruble Noon

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    It depends on the size that you want. The ones that he used are around $3500 each I believe.
     
  7. Big Bird

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    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...
     
  8. Ruble Noon

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    None that I have ever seen.
     
  9. Cali-Glock

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    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.
     
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  10. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Same here that is why I would only use it for storage,
     
  11. jdavionic

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    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.
     
  12. John43

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    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.
     
  13. cowboy1964

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  14. sebecman

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    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.
     
  15. mac66

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    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

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  16. cyrsequipment

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    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....
     
  17. sebecman

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