Make a “box” your family’s ARK?
Okay, I’m not Dr Seuss.
That’s okay, because ham isn’t kosher anyway, especially if it’s green.
Speaking of green, it’s green here in Montana as far as the eye can see. Haying starts an hour before sunrise and ends about 10pm. The rainstorms haven’t helped much as you don’t want it to rain when you’re cutting your hay. You want to cut it, rake it into rows and then get it as dry as you can before you bale it. Ugh. Rain and I aren’t speaking right now.
The rain comes down in buckets and then… it heats up to 95 degrees. I’m starting to feel like I’m back in Mississippi some days.
But I digress…
Many people exploring Corten Castles for the first time are under the misconception that when using Shipping Containers (commonly called ISBUs – Intermodal Steel Building Units) you end up with a house full of long skinny rooms. It never occurs to them that you can place containers side by side and then cut out the inner walls to form wider rooms.
Even explained, some people have a tough time wrapping their heads around this.
Essentially, you end up with a “double width” space that looks like this;
This is a “Cubular” home, built by a company out of New Zealand. Regulars of the blog know that when we see something cool, we share it with you regardless as to whether or not OUR names are on it. We’re good at what we do, but then… so are some other guys. We’re glad Cubular is located in New Zealand, or we’d have some competition. They build some REALLY nice stuff. 🙂
This is just the “starting point”. I know it’s hard to imagine, but with some creativity, ISBU homes get even better than this. (And for the record… we think this one is pretty darned good.)
You can’t buy a “Cubular Home” for export to the US, but you could build your own. We’re helping many families do just that.