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Homesteading with a Shipping Container – Part 8, The Carport

It was a massive undertaking because I have been hauling various building materials and cool finds out to the property and it was starting to pile up! In fact, it started looking like a miniature scrapyard! The left-over 2×4 walls from the initial cabin build attempt were stacked near the shipping container and had been exposed to the elements for 8 months. Other pristine, new building lumber had been placed under tarps but the sun had finally eaten through the thin plastic covering, and a collection of plywood, bricks, rebar, and a hundred other things were strewn about in hap-hazard fashion. Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House, Part 7 – Questions and Updates

Kevin Hayden – ElysianFieldsProject.com Welcome to Part 7!  I’m glad you’ve stuck with me and my hectic adventure with a shipping container!  Over the last few weeks, I’ve received countless emails, comments and tweets regarding the project.  Perhaps I can … Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House – Part 6, The Foundation

Kevin Hayden March-June 2011 This week, I have some relatively good news regarding the shipping container project.  Part 5 covered the theft that occurred in which I lost over $5,000 worth of tools, guns and ammunition, not to mention my … Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House – Part 5, The Theft

February 21, 2011 In part 4, we left off with the failure of the 90-day experiment and the delivery of the first shipping container. I had hoped to have a lot of good news for this installment of the series, … Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House – Parts 3 & 4, The Failed Cabin

June, 2010 – Feb, 2011 A lot has happened since my last entry about the shipping container project.  Almost 9 months, to be exact.  When I last wrote about the project, it was still a field.  I had cleared some … Continue reading

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