Wow, a post written before 10 PM, could it be? The baby slumbers and I have evening engagements so we’ll give it a go. You’re used to the end-of-day-brain that usually writes these. You’re about to realize the caffeinated, awake, mid-day-brain isn’t much different.
My sweet sister-in-law, Megan, brought it to my attention that there are some newbies dropping in on 40×28 and a little refresher course on what we’re doing and why we’re doing it could be helpful.
Oh but first, let it be known that Megan owns and operates (along with her manly man, Bo) an insanely awesome business called Mountain Goatscapes. If you live in the Asheville area, you can hire their loving, munching, hard working goats to clear (and fertilize) your land. We’ll be using them on our land for sure.
So, in the shell of a nut, this is what we’re up to…
About 4 years ago, we started looking into homes built out of used shipping containers. We fell in love..with each other and with this concept.
We had a baby.
Dollars got tight.
Got back on solid-ish ground, started looking at home buying options. Still loved the idea of the container home, but felt societal pressure to be normal. Met with realtors to look at homes. Got depressed about what $200,000 and a forever-year mortgage would buy us.
Gave up for a minute.
Heavens opened and we received a personal loan from an anonymous, unbelievably generous human being.
Grew some balls and decided to follow our dream.
Now we’re building a shipping container home.
Our land will cost around $40,000.
Our home will cost around $40,000.
We will spend less than $100,000 for land/home package.
We will use re-purposed, recycled, and free materials whenever possible.
We’ll document it all, so you can follow along, throw in your advise, suggestions, opinions and encouragement.
…This is one BIG adventure and we’re learning as we go. If this is your first peek into our little world, WELCOME!! We’re glad you’re here. We’ll sling the drills and hammers. You sit back and enjoy!