Ecological Living and all that goes into it. Here are some of my favorite Architectural Plans and ideas for rural sustainable living, off the grid. Surely, if I had it to do all over again, Architecture would have been added to my metier. It's never too late!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
About ISBU Depot - Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Home / ISBU - Sketchup Animation ISBU (Intermodal Steel Building Units)
I have always been interested in cookie cutter designs
I live in Houston, TX and started getting interested in ISBU ever since I saw that this may be my ticket to building a property in a
flood prone area without having to build on traditional wooden stilts.
you will see from most of the sketches I have made, they are all at
least one story off of the ground. This would allow for a clearance of
8.5' before any flood waters would enter the main living areas. I still
have a lot to learn about the physical construction of these units that
is why I am going to try and post as many pictures as possible that I
can find of actual ISBUs being created and fabricated.
have called around several places here in Houston and the running
average price of a 40' Container is around $2300.00 plus a $200.00
delivery charge to the work site. At $2500 a piece I can quickly guage
how much the raw containers will cost for each one of the sketches
I have now been exclusively looking to use only 53' Jindo
containers in my designs as the extra 13' allows for a stronger overall
structure and quite a bit of extra sq. footage for only a couple hundred
dollars more per container.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any feedback you may have. I may be open to posting user's
sketches as well if they should want to try their hand at Google
Sketchup with a design of their own they would like to share with
Also, if you have some raw contruction pics you wouldn't mind
sharing I would be more than happy to post them online so others can
learn as I do about what it takes to build these ISBUs out to finished
"live-in" ready condition...