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Oklahoma City home incorporates shipping container into design

WITH A SHIPPING CONTAINER INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN. AND YOU MAY BE SEEING MORE HOMES LIKE THIS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. JESSICA: KOCO’S ARIANA GARZA LIVE AT 40TH AND WESTERN WITH THE STORY YOU’LL SEE ONLY ON 5.

ARIANA: THE OWNER GOT SOME PUSHBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY WHEN HE STARTED, BUT HE SAYS HIS DESIGN IS FOR THE BEST SINCE HE’S RESTORING THE TRADITIONAL FEEL OF THE HOME ON THE FIRST FLOOR. gt;gt; OBSCURE GLASS ON THE BOTTOM.

23 AND A JAPANESE SOAKING TUB WILL SIT RIGHT THERE. ARIANA: THESE 10,000 POUND SHIPPING CONTAINERS WILL BE THE NEW MASTER BEDROOM FOR THIS HOME ON NORTHWEST 40TH NEAR WESTERN. gt;gt; IT LOOKS REALLY COOL. ARIANA: BUT NOT EVERYONE FELT.

THAT WAY AT THE BEGINNING. OWNER JOHN BEEDON TELLS KOCO 5 THE DESIGN INITIALLY GOT SOME COMPLAINTS, BUT HE SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT MODERN STYLE AND REUSING MATERIALS FOR THE SAKE OF THE ENVIRONMENT. gt;gt; THERE WILL BE SPRAY FOAM.

INSULATION IN HERE. THIS WILL BE A REALLY TIGHT ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSE ARIANA: MIKE MILLER, CHIEF PLANS EXAMINER FOR OKLAHOMA CITY, TELLS KOCO 5 THIS DESIGN IS UP TO CITY CODE AND IT’S BECOMING MORE COMMON.

gt;gt; WE’VE HAD A COUPLE OF APARTMENT COMPLEX PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT AND SPECULATED WANTING TO USE SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO CONVERT INTO HOUSING ARIANA: WE EXPECT THIS PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR.

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Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power

Hey everyone! It’s Danielle from Exploring Alternatives. In this tutorial, we’re checking out a tiny earthship at the Terra Perma ecoresort in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. Music Playing So it’s basically a form of passive solar home that allows you to heat your home and keep it cool just by controlling the energy from the sun.

There’s one main wall in this earthship and it’s built in a Ushape using recycled tires that are filled with earth and then they piled on a bunch of earth on top of that wall at the back so that the wall and that huge mound that they created form a thermal mass that can absorb energy from the sun and what that’s meant to do is create an indoor temperature that’s stable all year round. So they’ve got these huge south facing windows that let the sun in during the winter and then an overhanging roof to block the sun during the summer.

This tiny earth ship has a lot of really interesting sustainable features and it’s a beautiful structure so let’s go take a look inside. Music Playing When you first come into the earthship, there’s a really generous sized entryway with a huge storage closet and a beautiful recycled bottle wall that must have taken hundreds of hours to create. Then you can come into the main room of the earthship.

And it’s absolutely stunning in here. You’ve got the back side of the bottle wall here, they did some beautiful sculptures using cob on all of the walls, and then they painted it with a natural lime paint. You’ve got a nice big log bed frame here right in the center of the house. A cozy sitting area.

With a futon that stretches out so you can actually sleep 4 in here. Huge windows inside give you a really amazing view so you really feel like you’re part of nature. There’s a wood stove for supplemental heat in the winter and there’s a small kitchen over here with a sink that’s not plumbed so you have this water jug. There’s a small propane cook top here that’s hooked up to a small propane tank outside. A little bit of space for storage.

And then they’ve got compost, garbage and recycling which I always like to see. A small kind of working andor dining room area and they’ve got a couple of plugs here that are attached to their solar system outside so that you can plug in a fan or a computer or whatever you want. And then just a small book shelf. So overall it’s a really beautiful space and you really do have everything you need in here except a shower and a toilet.

There is an outhouse outside and for the shower, this is part of an ecovillage so there is a communal shower block not too far down the path. For us, if we were going to live here we would probably create a small little shower stall somewhere in the house. Because this is a miniature earthship, it doesn’t have the exact proportions of a regular earthship. So, from what we’ve learned touring other earthships,.

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