Looking to build a home using shipping containers?
Sep03

Looking to build a home using shipping containers?

With the crash of the housing market in the early 2000’s, and a recent global trend towards green building, architects and home builders are turning to steel shipping containers to bridge the gap between eco- friendly building trends, durability and affordability. Shipping containers, in functionality, have a relatively short lifespan. Once they are retired from the sea, they’re stacked and abandoned to save money on moving...

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Tiny Home Podcast featuring Boomer Sassmann
Jun07

Tiny Home Podcast featuring Boomer Sassmann

Source: http://tinyrevolution.us/2014/03/21/revo-convo-56-conversation-boomer-sassman/ Listen in a new window | On iTunes Boomer Sassmann is one of the founding members of the Asheville Tiny House Association in North Carolina. He has been working with metal since he was in high school and when he realized that he could use his skills to build homes, a whole world opened up for him. He currently runs a web design business, Big Boom...

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Luxury Decor To Fit Your Shipping Container Home
Jun06

Luxury Decor To Fit Your Shipping Container Home

If you’re looking for sustainable, functional living, a shipping container home could be perfect for you. It’s amazing how easy it is to turn basic shipping containers into comfortable, modern homes, complete with features like skylights, large windows for plenty of natural lighting, and plenty of opportunities for green living with geothermal heating and natural insulation. If you want style and utility, a shipping container home is...

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Shipping Container Home Design Plans
Mar21

Shipping Container Home Design Plans

Hot off the press and sharper than ever is our newest Shipping Container Home Design from Big Boom Design. This design is a re-issue of a previous design named C-Section. This design went somewhat viral in 2011 when I first posted it to this blog. The new version has been touched up tremendously and contains a few features including: skylights, hardwood floors, and sweet VW Bug (it would be cooler if it were a Baja Bug). If...

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Building a Better Incubator – Arduino Style
Feb11

Building a Better Incubator – Arduino Style

I’ve selected a container for the incubator that should serve as a nice insulated box and viewing window. The goal with the first incubator is to focus primarily on the function and much less on the form that it takes. I’d like to keep my cost on this project under $100 as a cheap proof of concept. The main expenses will be the electronics (motor, relay, sensors, etc). I’ll try to itemize out the pieces that...

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Automated Chicken Egg Incubator
Jan11

Automated Chicken Egg Incubator

A Little Bit of Background I’ve recently learned about an Open Source software/hardware project named Arduino. It’s basically a programmable mini computer that lets you create an “if-then” system. If the project that I’m getting ready to explain seems a bit foreign, you may want to check out the Ted Video from Massimo Bizo (co-founder) – Below. He does a great job of explaining the versatility of...

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Doing my part to support Bee City USA, Asheville NC
Oct09

Doing my part to support Bee City USA, Asheville NC

I’m proud to live in the first nationally recognized Bee City USA. I’ve only recently become a beekeeper but I’m already hooked on these little guys. I first got the bug by watching a great TED Talk: Then when a friend of mine asked me to be involved with the Organic Growers School here in Asheville it gave me the opportunity to sit in on a Kenyan Top Bar Bee Hive class. I started with a traditional Langstroth Nuke...

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