small-space-living

Shipping container home on a large forest plot

2019-12-17 10:40 #0 by: Niklas

Being debt-free seems to be the main goal for many small house dwellers. In this video, there’s a couple who built a container home on a beautiful forest slope. Mid-build, one of them suffered a stroke, so they had to spend months on his recovery. Despite that, they managed to finish the project.

I thought his idea of building a hanging bridge between the roof balcony and the stand-alone wooden deck 30 meters away was cool. I hope they do that and the zip line he also mentioned.

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2019-12-19 12:21 #1 by: Evelina

I think the balcony looks great! It would be big enough to entertain guests as well, which is unusual for a tiny home. 😊

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2019-12-20 09:22 #2 by: Niklas

Yes, I have seen a couple of roofs made into terraces, but this is different in that you can easily go in and out to it from the house. Wooden decks are more common in small houses.

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2019-12-20 09:58 #3 by: Evelina

Looking at it again, I would say that I would have made it possible to cover the whole terrace. It would be kind of nice to sit out there and eat even if it were raining, but still have the possibility to sit out there in the sunshine and get a tan. 

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2019-12-20 10:06 #4 by: Niklas

It would be easy to hang a sun sail over the terrace. Some of them are water proof as well.

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2019-12-20 10:10 #5 by: Evelina

Those do look neat as well!

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