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Building the house of your dreams without a hefty mortgage weighing you down is a liberating feeling. Just ask Jaimie and Dave who built their very own “Garden of Eden” – a shipping container home for debt free living.
In a casual interview by Bryce Langston from Living Big in a Tiny House, the lovely couple narrates their inspiring and equally moving story — which included overcoming adversity when Dave suffered a brain bleed. But despite their challenges, they held onto their admirable dreams and pushed through.
The outcome was a beautiful, functional, and downright artistic shipping container home in a serene compound. What’s even more impressive about their achievement is the fact that the entire home was a 10-month DIY project—drawing on Dave’s background experience in metalwork and construction.
According to Jaimie, the project actually helped Dave recover from his health issue by offering a form of therapy to improve his cognitive abilities and dexterity. The house is built from a 20ft shipping container stacked on top of a larger 40ft container — connected with a spiral staircase. The difference in length at the top was used to create an impressive ‘upper deck’ that functions as an outdoor living space.
The interior of the home is just as impressive as it’s exterior. Much of the design is custom made to their unique needs and preferences. And despite living in a tiny home, the couple owns most of the conveniences you’d find in a conventional big house—including full-size appliances such as a dishwasher, fridge, etc.
The house (including grid connection and plumbing) is estimated to cost around $80,000 putting it in a relatively affordable price range relative to USA house prices that are typically many times higher.
Couple Build Amazing Shipping Container Home For Debt-Free Living – Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZURIKHf6Es
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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.
One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
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An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens: