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Old 11-22-2021, 09:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Container/Conex Tiny house build

I have always thought tiny houses were cool and versatile. So I figured why not make one out of a 40’ high cube container. This build will take several trips to complete. Only working between morning and afternoon hunts while at the ranch.
I already had the container…just needed an idea. While eating wings with a buddy at hooters we drew out some layouts of the inside of the conex. There’s the idea!
I decided my goal was to have an AC, full bathroom, 2 sets of bunk beds and a kitchen. I also had to have enough storage for either a Polaris Ranger crew with a tailgate feeder….or an SUV like a Toyota 4 Runner to be parked/locked in. Also as much shelving as possible for storage!
So we have a house and a garage so to speak though really it’s secure storage. The plans were initially being drawn on bev naps at the hooters bar, because we are professionals. We decided if we were going to do this we needed to build it right, and that meant we needed a good set of architectural plans. Not a problem, as soon as we got back to the ranch we grabbed a red construction pencil and a piece of cardboard. NOW WE HAVE professional plans 😂!
I’ll attach a picture of our plans. Or the initial plan. As you know, in construction, sometimes plans change.

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On to the construction portion. This weekend between hunts we decided to start the construction. First things first, remove everything from inside the conex. After that we started framing the very back wall (The small wall on the opposite side of the large doors). Once that was done we framed each side wall. Then the living/ garage divider wall. Next we framed all the ceiling joists and pressure blocks. Lastly we framed up the kitchen and shelves. I have pictures of everything except the small kitchen and shelves. Was too tired to take pics on the 3rd day between hunts. So far I would say we have about 14 hours. We were able to frame everything except one wall in the bathroom in one 3 day weekend between hunts. Awesome progress in my mind. Hope y’all enjoy the pics. Won’t be working on it this weekend but I will update after our next trip when we want to bring tools. Next trip will be plumbing the bathroom and kitchen sink and hopefully electrical rough.

***originally when I bought the container I had a solid metal door 7’x3’ installed (Entire frame welded) at 14’ from the back doors on the container. I took some advice on where to install that door and I’m glad I did. I can drive the ranger in the container and exit the walk door easily. Don’t have to hassle with squeezing along the side of the buggy and back door AND it also allows easy entry into the container without having to open the large back doors. Double winner! I also had large screened louvered vents installed in opposite corners to allow air flow.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:09 PM   #2
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In for the progress pics!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:12 PM   #3
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:12 PM   #4
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Keep posting pics of the progress.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:02 PM   #5
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Many amazing builds have been thought about and discussed while eating wings at Hooters. Your Container/Conex Tiny house build will stack up to the best of them. That word is spelled b-e-s-t and it doesn’t rhyme with “rest” like some are thinking.

Good luck with this cool project Bourland. Looks like you have already made good progress on the framing. Keep posting pics, thanks for taking us along.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:35 PM   #6
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Very cool build! Currently halfway through a similar 40' buildout myself having two bedrooms without the storage. It's been a lot of work but believe it will be worth the effort over a typical RV in the end. Looking forward to your progress updates.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:45 PM   #7
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It’s rough but here’s a original plan. We have modified this. More updates hopefully in a few weeks.
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Old 11-23-2021, 12:10 AM   #8
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Cool build!!!!
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Old 11-23-2021, 07:00 AM   #9
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Old 11-23-2021, 07:56 AM   #11
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Many amazing builds have been thought about and discussed while eating wings at Hooters. Your Container/Conex Tiny house build will stack up to the best of them. That word is spelled b-e-s-t and it doesn’t rhyme with “rest” like some are thinking.

Good luck with this cool project Bourland. Looks like you have already made good progress on the framing. Keep posting pics, thanks for taking us along.

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Will post as I’m able to work. Perfect way to kill time between hunts 🤘
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:08 AM   #12
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are you going to insulate? how will you control condensation between metal and insulation?
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:08 AM   #13
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Looking good. I'll be checking on this.
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:29 AM   #14
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My advice as I did 13’ mule storage and rest living, give storage area two separate dedicated breakers(on for lights and plug other ac/heat) with wires pre ran.

When momma changes mind and wants a dedicated bedroom separate from kids, running wire back to the breaker isn fun
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:46 AM   #15
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are you going to insulate? how will you control condensation between metal and insulation?
Yessir. I’m going to batt insulate it. My plan for walls is 1/2” plywood because it’s strong and I can hang anything I want on it. I have some secrets for finish out that I’ll reveal when we get that far.
The container is waterproof so the hope is that the AC will pull any condensation out.

The only penetrations so far are the vents and doors. I won’t punch any holes in the roof and plumbing will be punched through the bottom, or through the side at the very bottom.
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:48 AM   #16
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My advice as I did 13’ mule storage and rest living, give storage area two separate dedicated breakers(on for lights and plug other ac/heat) with wires pre ran.

When momma changes mind and wants a dedicated bedroom separate from kids, running wire back to the breaker isn fun
That is a good idea. I am p,Arning on the breaker box being installed near or on the divider wall. That way I can tie into it later. I am not framing walls in the storage area so that should be an easy option in the future. Good call!
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:03 AM   #17
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are you going to insulate? how will you control condensation between metal and insulation?
Ive built two and condensation is way over stated. I put 4 extra container vents and have had zero issues. I ran R19 on walls and R25 on roof.

If you ran propane heat maybe, even then a large can of damp rid will knock most of that out. Or what ever Window unit doesn’t pull out.

Oh OP, my last build advice, Heat reflective paint on roof. Makes a significant difference
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:20 AM   #18
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I did a 20footer.
Put some kind of barrier on the floor. They use some pretty
strong pesticides on the floor. You don’t want that in your living space.
I put OSB down over the barrier as well, then laminate flooring on top.
The floor isn’t insulated and can be cold if it’s up off the ground.
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Old 11-23-2021, 11:24 AM   #19
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Very cool. Love these type of builds. Will be following for updates.
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Old 11-23-2021, 11:37 AM   #20
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I want to tag along...
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Old 11-23-2021, 12:17 PM   #22
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:35 PM   #23
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Awesome. Looking forward to seeing more of it
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Old 11-24-2021, 04:20 PM   #24
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Ive built two and condensation is way over stated. I put 4 extra container vents and have had zero issues. I ran R19 on walls and R25 on roof.

If you ran propane heat maybe, even then a large can of damp rid will knock most of that out. Or what ever Window unit doesn’t pull out.

Oh OP, my last build advice, Heat reflective paint on roof. Makes a significant difference

Heat resistant paint on roof! Duly noted! Thank YOU!
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:18 PM   #26
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It’s going to be Nice!
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:46 PM   #27
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I'm in! I'm afraid I'm going to get a crick in my neck, but I'm very interested, so I'll deal with it. :-)
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:12 PM   #29
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Old 12-06-2021, 05:10 PM   #30
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Ive built two and condensation is way over stated. I put 4 extra container vents and have had zero issues. I ran R19 on walls and R25 on roof.

If you ran propane heat maybe, even then a large can of damp rid will knock most of that out. Or what ever Window unit doesn’t pull out.

Oh OP, my last build advice, Heat reflective paint on roof. Makes a significant difference

You done much cooking in yours? Heat would only cause mild condensation in ours but put a pot of something on the stove and it would rain inside! Installed 4 vents that vent 3' above the roof so they will draw and its good now
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Old 12-13-2021, 09:19 AM   #31
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We have a couple that we inherited when we purchased our property years ago. They are fantastic for sleeping (no light penetration) and for cooling and heating (they hold air really well. With just a window unit we can get it down into the low 60's and with heat an uncomfortable mid 80's without a problem.
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