Moving Shipping Containers to Finish Prefab House

Our Shipping Containers are Travelling by Road on Trucks

Our moving shipping containers were quite a sight on the road, I managed to get some interesting photos as we were going through a few hills and curves.

It was very exciting to see the trucks loaded and driving along the road, it was a long time waiting for this day to happen.

The next morning the crane will arrive and all the shipping containers will be lifted into place.

The two 20 foot (6 metre) shipping containers had been delivered the weekend before so they are waiting and ready to be lifted on the house stumps.

'The two forty foot containers are on their way'

The front truck has the shipping container on it that has the kitchen in it with two large windows and the 3 panelled glass sliding door, that will be facing the river so we will have a great view as the house stumps are a metre tall.

The kitchen cabinetry, benches and sink were installed the day before the containers were ready to leave home, later the dining table will be placed left of the front door.

'Relocating the two forty foot shipping containers on trucks'

The container on the second truck has a bedroom which is about 6 metres long so that is about half of the 12 metre container. There is also a toilet and back entrance which is about a 3 metre long area.
The last three metres is the bathroom and laundry in the one room which works really well and we saved some space by not making the laundry a separate room.

'About half way along we had a 'pitstop' to have a break'

We stopped at a truckstop and the cargo was checked to make sure all was well, which it was. Everybody had a break got some refreshments and we were back on the road again!

'Must be getting closer!' 

'The next morning the crane arrived to lift the shipping containers into place'

Everything is ready to start lifting the shipping containers into place on the steel house stumps, which only took and hour or so. 

Then the 'Work' Started - Our Container House Rebuilding

The rebuilding started with bolting all the containers back together and welding them in place on the stumps. Then the prefabbed containers started to become a house with a roof, the wall cladding and then the central room was built..... Rebuilding Our House

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