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A container house fire station training center??
September 25, 2011, 8:26 am
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     I was asked to come out to the Deerfield Fair in Deerfield, MA the other weekend (a great, very fun, event RIGHT in the midst of the town’s historic district) to exhibit one of my tiny shelters/camps/cabins and talk about my d.i.y. book, and naturally, I snapped a bunch of photos on this three day excursion (many more to come).

     What you see here, is a fire fighters training facility for the town, but one so unique and compact looking, I couldn’t help but take a few shots of it. Basically, its a tangent example of what can be done with a truck container (or a conex box/shipping container) in terms of low cost housing. Most shipping containers run in eight foot widths, but in standard lengths of twenty and forty feet, so there is a decent amount of layouts one could come up with in such a space- especially if you bolted these containers together side to side, and removed the interior walls (making them 16′ wide). Granted, with this truck container shown, you couldn’t make a two-story structure out of its one shell, well, unless you were under four feet tall….

Me, holding down the fort (literally, it was windy out), behind the lines of the Deerfield, MA Fair
Onlt $11.53 (with a free shipping option!) Order my book in the lefthand column of ANY page of this blog- thanks!

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen


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