As I work and toil away in the “Secret Fortress of Steel”… on my new book, entitled:
“Container Home Building”
(I mean, what else would I call it? ;))
Here’s what we are we working on today:
I’m talking to a couple of artists, that want to build a “Corten Cabin” in a rural area, to live in full-time.
The idea of an expansive (100%) green roof is really important to them, so they want the living space to be on one floor.
The home is to be set on concrete pilings (over 20 of them) that they’ll cast themselves out of 6′ sections of Sonotube and some scrap rebar. (This will give them a 30″ crawlspace.)
They want to insulate on the outside (using SPF – Spray On Closed Cell Foam – naturally!), and then side over it, using siding that they’ll manufacture themselves using an old sawmill and some “downed trees” already on the property.
Timbers will also be cut from that “downed wood,” to use as “beams” inside – not only to support the green roof above, but to add a certain “rustic charm.”
I’m thinking that the cabin will lay out something like this:
We’re talking about just under 900 square feet.
The budget is $50,000.00.
That’s a number that I’m seeing a lot lately. It appears that the average ISBU builder wants the hit that number pretty firmly. That means we can spend about $55 a square foot. Not bad at all!
This means that the home-owners will be doing a LOT of sweat equity. But, they’ll be building their dream home, and they won’t have a mortgage when they’re done.
One of the coolest things is that from the air, you won’t be able to see the house at all…