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December 1st, 2007
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Marginal land
 



House made of recycled shipping containers. The section is cut into the bank.
Happy Valley  Road, Wellington.
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ETA - You can see it on Google Earth. 174 deg 45' 27.4" E, 41deg 20' 05.8" S.

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From:wcg
Date:November 30th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Wow!

Having lived in one of those things, I can say they get awfully hot inside. I hope they've insulated it well.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 30th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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This side is pretty flush with the road and is definitely the back of the building. I get the impression that the other side has been opened out considerably more with doors, windows and decks.
From:siliconshaman
Date:December 1st, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
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Yeah, you can see they've insulation and what looks like sheetrock material over the ridged metal sides. Almost certainly on the inside too.

Interesting layout though...
From:siliconshaman
Date:December 1st, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
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So that's what it looks like! Not a small place... I count at least 6 full length 40ft'ers and what looks like another half dozen 20-30ft ones...

Mind you, at a couple of hundred dollars each, that's not much for a house!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:December 1st, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
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I don't see where you're getting that count from.
There are 3 containers on a frame made of I-beams. The underneath is pretty open - you can see through the black plastic woven stuff on the ground story. It looks like the plan was originally for a three-car garage underneath, but for some reason they decided against that.

Out the behind the structure appears to be a covered deck a bit wider than the containers, built out at the level of the second container. This is probably what you're mistaking for an extra row of containers in the aerial view.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:December 1st, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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A flickr slide show that looks like it was done by the creator of this thing.
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