A Home without clothes…

22 Nov

Okay,

It’s time for some ISBU Inspiration!

Greeting, you “Minions of Metal!” I’ve gathered you all together today…

Wait… that’s not it…

Most of you know that I’m plotting and scheming… and even conspiring to build a house out of recycled and repurposed ISBU (Shipping Containers).

A lot of you know that we’re helping several other families do the same thing, in fact, as you’re reading this!

Most of you know that I’ve further complicated that build, by including components recycled from steel aircraft hangars that were torn down…

And, most of you know that it’s been a battle from day one…

So… as my family plots and schemes, quietly and cunningly crafting “our house that locals might loathe…”

I thought I’d show you some of the things that inspire me, as I craft our Corten Castle…

Ain’t it cool?

In the dead of Winter, you’re all ‘snuggly’ warm…

And in the Spring, Summer, and even the Fall (depending on your climate – your mileage may vary) … it’s like living in the outdoors! Talk about an inspiration! This would make me WANT to get up and greet the day!

Now, if that don’t make you wanna break out that treadmill, I don’t know what will…

I mean, you don’t want to scare the neighbors… or DO you? Hmmm?

If you built this out of SIPs, and then installed it on tracks, you could open and close it using an electric motor (powered by photovoltaic panels, naturally). It would be easy… using, say… something like a garage door opener motor, or even an old 4wd truck winch. Just apply a little bit ofย  “Grey matter” (but not as “track lubricant! OUCH!) and you’d have a push-button house to rival some of that stuff you see on MTV Cribs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now where’d I put that “man-thong?” It’s time to play, “Mess with the neighbor’s minds…” Muuuwahahahah!

Hey! If they didn’t want nightmares… then they shouldn’t have looked!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stay tuned!

The Renaissance Ronin

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2 Responses to “A Home without clothes…”

  1. G November 23, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    THAT’s Inspiration !!!!

    • renaissanceronin November 23, 2009 at 1:56 am #

      Ain’t it though?

      Imagine a home with sliding glass door walls at both ends. You could build those house “extensions” with salvaged sliding glass door sets from recycling centers. Easy additional square footage beyond your steel boxes.

      Imagine this rolling wall system covering them during the harsh off-season.

      Now, imagine this wall system opening up, to form covered patios on either end, and opening your “house” up to the outdoors. Think of the thermal mass in your floors, and how much they’d benefit from all that lovely sunlight.

      I’m getting an idea… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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