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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.


Updated: Dec 5, 2020

07 / 14 / 2020

Begin construction! The first step was to install our stormwater management system, one of the perks of living in a steep zone. We need to collect all downspouts and area drains to run the water 180' down to the bottom of the ravine to prevent erosion.

After stormwater, the foundation was staked and we established finished floor elevation, and then began excavating.


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