Don’t like the steel box look of a shipping container, but want the strength and durability? Here’s a photo of someone’s shipping container class in live-edge siding. It seems like a good start toward making it look more rustic cabin-like. An end wall, windows, and roof would really polish it off.
Shannon is building the Pioneer’s Cabin, a 16’x20′ cabin I designed. His house is located on 14.5 acres just north of Birmingham, AL and will be used by his family part time. It will be most likely fully off-grid with power from solar panels and/or a generator.
He’ll be using live edge siding and pine logs for front porch posts and balusters. As he builds we’ll be following along. So far he’s built the foundation and deck platform but has also begun collecting and working the wood for the siding, porch posts, and balusters.
Above: Most recent progress photo. Below: Logs cut for live edge siding.
Above: Pine logs being peeled for porch posts. Below: The pine logs for balusters and posts.
You can find the plans for the Pioneer’s Cabin at Tiny House Design.
Update: Shannon will be harvesting barn wood for his cabin, and has scored some good reclaimed roofing.