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Updated: Dec 14, 2021

09 / 14 / 2020

We took a big hit this month when Jason's dad unexpectedly passed away in Michigan. We took solace in spending a little time in Michigan with Jason's brothers and celebrated the life of a proud father, Dziadzia, brother, and U.S. Marine.

After our trip and a few weeks of rebar delays, we returned to hit a big milestone in our construction of pouring the first concrete! We utilized five concrete trucks and a line pump to get the concrete to the far corners to fill our footings.

To commemorate at the end of the pour, we all pressed our hands in the freshly poured footings to “cement” our mark on the first container home construction in our county.


Updated: Dec 5, 2020

08 / 25 / 2020

Let the cutting begin! All seven containers are selected, and Jason spent the afternoon at the container yard and fabrication shop, helping lay out the window and wall openings.

This was surprisingly the first time both Gretchen and David ever stepped foot inside a shipping container. Luckily we approved and found plenty of charm in the details. Gretchen loved the details so much that there may be a small revisit to the plan details in the future to ensure some of them are visible in our finished home.


Updated: Dec 5, 2020

07 / 28 / 2020

Select the building blocks! Jason took the morning to review the construction plans and details with the container yard and fabrication shop in Tacoma, WA. He measured and surveyed roughly 15 containers to align with our floor plans and container-cutting plans. Because we are utilizing used containers, we need to plan around the inevitable dents and dings they come with from their travels across the earth. With proper coordination, we are identifying which containers will be used and where they will be used so flaws can be removed with doors and window openings. Out of the 15 containers surveyed, Jason selected five for our home. We still need to pick our remaining two from a new batch of containers in the coming weeks.


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