This evening I present to you..Ryan’s free hand sketch up of the floor plan. You will enter the home bottom center/left where it says ‘sliding glass door.’ Nearly all of our water runs along the back wall. This is also where the highest part of the foundation is set, allowing easy access to plumbing.
If you can imagine…when you walk through the front door, you are looking straight back to the horizontal 40 foot long shipping container. The interior wall has been removed so as to open the space all the way back to the exterior wall. The other shipping container has been cut in half and begins at the hallway on the left and the 8×8 bedroom on the right. So, the 40 foot container and the 2 twenty foot containers make a “U shape.” A concrete slab is poured in the center space.
A shed roof will cover the entire structure. Coming from the back of the forty-footer, it will slope down towards the front of the home. This roof structure allows us to make a livable loft space on top of the forty foot container and storage loft space on top of the 2 twenty foot containers.
Is this all making sense? Sounds a little mumbo jumbo as I attempt to layout the lay out.
Let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions or fabulous ideas about the BASIC structure/floorplan.
Super score of the day: Ryan busted out of the house extra early this morning to go snatch up a total of 16 wall sconces. They had been removed from a local swanky swank hotel during a renovation. We priced them new at around $250 each. We got them, in total, for $300. This should take care of nearly all needed lighting. Brilliance.
Attempting to find temporary housing while we build. All envisionings of just the right spot are currently being accepted.
Thanks to all you beautiful people tuning into this daily “Dear Diary.” We’re so glad you’re riding along with us…