Fascination Fuels A Life Off The Grid for John Wells

My monthly expenses here are like $200, and everything’s paid for – no mortgage. Now I don’t have to think about my bills when I get up in the morning, which is a really nice feeling.” – John Wells via Unlikely Lives

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The Field Lab’s New Neighbor

Looks like John Wells is going to have more company out in the desert. Pictured here is her outhouse. I wonder what kind of home Dona Lu plans to build?

“My part time SW neighbor Dona Lu came out to work on her place for the weekend.  She pre-built studded walls for an out house building and needed a second pair of hands holding the parts so she could lag screw them together.  Quite impressed with her design and carpentry skills.”

via The Field Lab: HARDBOILEDEGGS.

Shipping Container House Construction Continues at The Field Lab

John Wells continues to make progress on his shipping container house at the field lab. The large building behind his work area is a greenhouse John built from four shipping containers and a lot of welding. Photo credit to John Wells.

“Yanked my stud starts out of the container, rebuilt the east wall, lined it with the radiant barrier and wedged it back in place.”

via The Field Lab: just a puddle….

Shipping Container House Construction Begins

John Wells at The Field Lab has started building a new tiny living space inside one of his shipping containers.

“Got started on the studs today.  Only thing I would have done different with my present house is – 2×6 instead of 2×4 studs allowing for more insulation and the addition of a radiant barrier.  Gonna beef it up this time.  The hardest part is getting started – after that, there’s no turning back till the job is done.”

via The Field Lab: studs.