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    How to build a home for less than $50,000

    Post  Carol on Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:10 am


    Published on Aug 21, 2015
    Dreaming of owning your own home but convinced you can’t afford it? This week Adam, Jason and Pete team up for one of our biggest makes ever, literally building a home from scratch for under $50,000 – using a shipping container!

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    Post  Carol on Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:29 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLsuwNfRU_8
    Shipping containers recycled into affordable, accessible Utah home

    Published on Feb 14, 2014
    Real estate broker Jeff White dreamed of transforming used shipping containers into affordable housing. Laughed at by the first architects he approached, he began to work on his concept using a 40-foot-long, 9-foot-6-inches-tall and 8-foot-wide container in the driveway of his Salt Lake City (Utah) home. Being "busted" by a city inspector became the needed publicity for his project and soon after the Salt Lake's mayor was behind him and helped to ease the permits and inspections process.

    After two years of transformation (including plans, groundwork and permits), what began as two forty-foot high cube containers is now a light and airy 672-square-foot house. It's not dirt cheap- the Sarah House (named for a San Francisco homeless woman whose makeshift home inspired White) is currently on the market for $135,000 (and only to low-income buyers)-, but that price includes a lot of hidden costs. "I spent 40 thousand dollars for the lot and then the infrastructure underneath it, getting the sewer, water lines, probably an additional 25 thousand dollars. So you can see where I'm at, the house is still coming in at 55 to 60 thousand dollars." White thinks with time and economies of scale, he can bring the costs down.

    Sarah House: http://crossroadsurbancenter.org/proj...

    Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo -- more of his stories about urbanism, adaptation & resilience: http://granolashotgun.com/




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    Post  Carol on Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:49 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEczm_TMS7w
    Off-Grid Survival: Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Home or Bunker

    Published on Mar 4, 2015
    What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that you could make completely off grid? It can be done and there’s a bunch of people who’ve done it already.

    Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone like you or I can grab one for around $2000. From there, you can get your creative juices flowing and build an awesome home, get away or cottage like structure on your existing property providing you have the space. If you’re able to put this baby on wheels, you won’t even need any form of permit to have it around.

    Innovative ideas like this are getting popular as people seek alternate ways to like modern lifestyles. There is even a site called Zigloo who has released multiple plans and ideas for making structures out of shipping containers and more. You can check them out here.



    What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that you could make completely off grid? It can be done and there’s a bunch of people who’ve done it already.

    Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone like you or I can grab one for around $2000. From there, you can get your creative juices flowing and build an awesome home, get away or cottage like structure on your existing property providing you have the space. If you’re able to put this baby on wheels, you won’t even need any form of permit to have it around.

    Innovative ideas like this are getting popular as people seek alternate ways to like modern lifestyles. There is even a site called Zigloo who has released multiple plans and ideas for making structures out of shipping containers and more. You can check them out here. http://www.zigloo.ca/ecocargo-container-house-plans-for-sale/

    Off the grid ideas: http://www.zigloo.ca/ecocargo-container-house-plans-for-sale/





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    Re: How to build a home for less than $50,000

    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:25 pm

    Getting your own Quik House can be, well, quick. It can be delivered within 10 weeks and assembled on site in a day, according to the builder. From ordering it online to the day you move in shouldn't take longer than six months. (There is currently, however, a six-month waitlist.)

    Here's how much it will cost you to make a container your home:
    From container to home: Breaking down the cost

    Item Cost
    Base price for six factory modified containers $119,000
    Site preparation (excavation, laying foundation, etc.) $14,000
    Assembly $2,500
    Heating and cooling system $7,000
    Plumbing $7,000
    Electrical $7,000
    Roofing $3,000
    Insulation $5,500
    Flooring $5,000
    Shelves and closets $2,000
    Doors and hardware $2,000
    Glass installation $4,000
    Wall finishes and painting $6,000
    Total *$184,000, plus shipping


    Source: Quik Build LLC.
    Note: Does not include the cost of the land. Shipping costs can range from $3,000 to $12,000 depending on how far the home is from Quik Build's factories in New Jersey or Liverpool, England.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/05/real_estate/shipping-container-costs/index.html


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    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:29 pm


    http://youtu.be/h7jAkwhTq4c

    Haiti Earthship Project: Overview

    An overview of the Haiti Earthship Project: Disaster Relief efforts by Earthship Biotecture. Funded by small donations from people all over the world. People's lives were affected in very positive, uplifting ways. Knowledge of sustainable design and construction has been transferred to the people of Haiti.... and we have only just begun... http://earthship.com/haiti

    http://www.earthhomesnow.com/



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    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:43 pm


    http://inhabitat.com/5000-dollar-recycled-paper-house-by/
    Wall House: Durable $5000 Home Made from Recycled Paper

    The Wall AG recently unveiled a remarkable prefabricated house that is made from recycled paper and can be built for less than $5000. Constructed from an innovative cellulose-based material, the Universal World House is light, cheap, well-insulated, and remarkably strong, making it an incredible asset to developing countries, the homeless, and those displaced by disasters.

    Invented by Gerd Niemöller, the Universal World House measures 390 square feet, weighs about 1,763 pounds, and is built to last for generations. It comes complete with plumbing, eight built-in single and double beds, and basic facilities. Its versatile structure allows its walls to open up to take advantage of daylight and natural ventilation.

    The modular prefab is constructed from Swisscell, a material made from cellulose extracted from recycled newspaper and cardboard. The material is impregnated with resin and formed into honeycomb walls that provide excellent insulation and offer a a great strength-to-weight ratio.

    The process is extremely cheap, and machinery can be easily mobilized to other countries, cutting down on the impact of shipping the homes and providing local manufacturing jobs. Niemöller has stated: “From the very beginning, our goal was to create practical, environmentally sustainable, and, most importantly, cheap living quarters for the slums of the Earth.”



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    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:46 pm


    The “Island of paper” was a few years ago an island just dedicated to the storage of paper, but that changed after it was decided to terminate the contract with the contractor. After that the government decided to give another use to the island, inviting to fill it with creative ideas for a period of time.

    That was how the food market currently actually tooks place on the island, where recycled items dress this environment of 25,000 square meters. Shipping containers and pallets create small restaurants and furniture for the market, in order to carry out its functions. There’s a total of 35 restaurants, which serve especially organic and local food at popular prices.


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