Today we have another guest post for you. I recently enjoyed a visit from a friend I have known for many years and don’t get to see very often. She kindly and voluntarily wrote up a guest post for this blog and although I’m sure she’s exaggerating somewhat below, we know you’ll enjoy her visitor’s perspective of our project.
Sadly, I can’t share with you any links for Lara’s other work. Although Lara has written some very interesting pieces over the years, she’s not sharing anything online at the moment.
So, without further ado, please enjoy Lara’s perspective on our project:
Continue reading A Visitor’s Perspective
Are you looking to build your own shipping container house? If you are, there are some financial implications you might not be aware of that we have just discovered the hard way. Finance for shipping container homes is hard to come by in South Africa.
Continue reading Finance for Shipping Container Homes
If you’ve been following our blog, you will already know that we moved from Cape Town to the countryside at the start of our shipping container project, about six months ago. Would you like to know what differences there have been to our daily lives since we moved?
Continue reading Country Life Versus City Life
Okay, we admit it. October’s giveaway was more for the girls than it was for the guys.
November’s giveaway is one that the guys are definitely going to want. We’ve been dropping hints for the last few weeks, but we won’t keep you in suspense anymore. It’s time for the 85 piece mechanic’s toolbox giveaway!
Continue reading Giveaway! 85 Piece Mechanic’s Toolbox from Adendorff
Do we have a treat for you today! A guest post by Stacy of Sawdust & High Heels.
We asked Stacy the question: What is your favourite DIY tool? Although she answered “paint”, which is not technically a “tool”, I can see where she’s going with this. Paint is the tool she uses to achieve the desired look and feel for a project she’s working on. She has had some amazing results.
Enough from me. Take it away, Stacy!
Continue reading Stacy’s Favourite DIY Tool
If you’ve had a look at the header image of this post, you can probably already tell that our roof is going to be totally different! We are so excited about it. You are probably asking yourself why we chose this type of roof.
Continue reading The Roof! K-Span Steel Arch System
If you’re looking to purchase shipping containers, now or in the future, for building a shipping container house or for storage, be very careful. The shipping container industry in South Africa lends itself to the perfect scam. There are unscrupulous individuals out there that are making use of the opportunity to take your money.
Continue reading The Shipping Container Scam
We are finally able to release the details of our structural engineer! Quotes have been received, documents signed and deposits paid. Full steam ahead! We are very excited about this particular structural engineer, because Kevin has worked with him before on a project. Kevin and John work well together, so we expect that this part of the project will go smoothly. Without any further ado, may we present to you, John Moll of GM Civil Engineers.
Continue reading Announcing Our Structural Engineer!
We’ve been living out in the countryside for six months now, and have had the privilege of enjoying several seasons already. The changes that come with the seasons have seemed much more real than it did when we lived in Cape Town. It has been a wonder-filled journey and I’ve been absolutely loving it! Here are some of the nature-filled experiences we got to enjoy.
Continue reading The Changing Seasons on our Plot
Chantelle of Kiss & Tell Hair Studio is helping us with our Container House Project by offering you, our readers, a chance to win a voucher for her amazing Hair Studio! So, I had better tell you a bit about Kiss & Tell.
Continue reading Kiss & Tell Hair Studio Review and Giveaway