Finally! The day has come when we can reveal a completed section of the Container House Project. The South Container is liveable and Louis and Gwen are ready to move in. Did you ever think that this day would arrive; the day where we could release our first container home reveal?Continue reading Container Home Reveal. South Side
Do you remember that I told you how much I love space saving ideas and hacks? Well, we’ve managed to incorporate our very first space saving bookshelf idea into the south container. It was awesome for myself to watch the idea come to life. Gwen and Louis now have the perfect space to store books and other small items.Continue reading Space Saving Bookshelf
One of Louis’ speciality woodworking skills is in the making of solid wood counter tops. So, of course, we have to include this in our container home. It makes an interesting, warmer alternative to granite tops, and is especially of interest if you find stone too cold. It takes quite some time to turn rough planks into a finished product, but is well worth the effort.Continue reading Beautiful Solid Wood Counter Tops
We recently installed our very first real floor in the container house. We used FinFloor Black Forest laminate, and I must say, we are impressed with this product, but not surprised. Small Scale Engineering has installed FinFloor products for clients previously and know exactly what sort of quality we can expect; extremely high quality.Continue reading Our First Floor! FinFloor Black Forest Laminate
This blog post is coming to you live from our new emergency lockdown home office!
If you are one of my Instagram followers, you’ll know that we spent much of Level 5 of South Africa’s Coronavirus lockdown working on our lockdown home office; just in case. Things are a little uncertain at the moment. An office would make a good bedroom if someone close to us found themselves out of work and in need of accommodation. Or, we could use as originally intended – an office or study.Continue reading Emergency Lockdown Home Office Reveal
You might be surprised to hear that we decided to go with office ceilings for the majority of the ceilings in the container house project. Most people would not even consider this option in their home, but we did, and this post explains why.Continue reading Office Ceilings in a House?
One of our concerns, when we began building the container house, was soundproofing the bedrooms. As we will be living communally, we run the risk of having to live with each other’s noise. What do you do if you want to sleep, but others want to watch an action movie? Since moving to the country, we have also come to the realization that many of our neighbours like to listen to loud music long into the night, which can make it difficult to sleep.Continue reading Soundproofing Bedrooms
Lockdown has meant that we can work on finishing the South container for Louis and Gwen. And that means working on their private bathroom! it has been awesome watching the bathroom progress as each day passes. But it also meant that we had to work out the best way for tiling fibre cement boards. There is a correct way and then there’s our lockdown way…Continue reading Our First Bathroom; Tiling Fibre Cement Boards
All our electrics start off at the main distribution board and then spread out to smaller distribution boards in other areas of the house. This allows us to isolate any electrical fault and fix it, should the need arise. We didn’t want to do too much living around the main DB, so have built a tiny laundry room around the main distribution board. We will, in time, be using this little room to experiment with several ideas we have on finishes. But in the meantime, it’s a good opportunity to show you how to fit PVC Ceilings.Continue reading How to Fit PVC Ceilings
It seems rather strange to me that the week after I have posted an article about minimalism, I’m posting an article about collecting finishing materials in order to complete the south container on our container home. However, the materials we bought are necessary and it’s quite exciting for us to have all the boxes arrive, ready for installation.Continue reading Collecting Finishing Materials