Skip to comments.Have container, will settle
Posted on 06/21/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT by Kartographer
Try as they might, Trevor Seip and Jennifer Sansosti cannot contain their excitement.
The young engaged couple recently shipped their lives from out of state to a rustic, 63-acre property they bought on Winkumpaugh Road, where they hope to build a home and future together.
They are not the first to move to rural Maine from a more heavily populated part of the East Coast Pennsylvania in their case with dreams of homesteading in the woods. Nor are they the first to do so while in possession of a well-thumbed copy of The Good Life, the 1954 book by former Brooksville residents Helen and Scott Nearing that has served as a manual for simple, sustainable living for so many.
Its full of life, Sansosti said of their wooded property which abuts a stream that flows toward Branch Lake. It has an abundance of natural resources.
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I saw one built into the side of hill overlooking Lake Michigan. It's three SCs stacked. It was gorgeous and simple.
Good for them....and double insulate those containers to prepare for the coming mini ice age (or not so mini as the case may be)
Just wait until their first winter up there. Good luck. I’m in MA and last winter was insanity.
Those containers look perfect for a couple of amateurs to do their own straw bale, waterproof stucco experiment on.
Some are cool!
I would splurge and get a rudamentary concrete slab put down for a $1,500, but that’s just me -— I like a level floor so my toilet will flush and I don’t have that “I’m in a tent” feel.
I'm also a fan of WeeHouse. Same principle (smaller, simple footprints).
For you survivalists out there...how to make a shipping container bunker...practical and affordable.
My County in Colorado is one of the least populated, and a land use regulation prohibits shipping containers on private properties.
It’s a nice begining. But, they may want to look into building their first little home faster.
Wait till the Maine winter hits and they are living in a large metal box.
The guy reminds me of one of my cousins in Ohio. He’s adopted a hippie type of mindset with the hemp clothes, facial hair, and general lack of hygiene. Always preaches about being “sustainable”. Lots of pot has been inhaled by the man.
He rents this large piece of farmland outside Cincinati for basically nothing, lives in a rundown barn, and keeps trying to grow nothing but organic, but he’s also lazy, and his crops never seem to make it in quantities big enough for him to even break even. He’s always claiming animals eat all his plants, water system sucks, etc, etc....
I would say you should be easy to build a do it yourself pier foundation for even less.
Yep, part of my plan: bury one below the surface with only one access point, obviously hidden.
Seems like a lot of work for not very much space.
Once the hole is there, why not just make concrete walls out to the edge?