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Camp from a Shipping Container

I am tossing around the idea of building a camp from a shipping container or two. I'm fairly handy, but I have friends and family that cover most of my bases for things I may need a hand with. I'm curious if anyone on here has any experience doing it and would be willing to offer any advice? Thanks in advance.

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Search function, as I believe it was discussed less than a year ago.

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I think this idea was discussed a few times. Here a link to one of the message threads.
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I would rather have a couple construction office trailers to work with, or maybe just one to start....
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When I was a kid, it was popular to use an old Caboose.
I don't know how they got the caboose from the railroad yard to the woods, but I bet it would cost more to haul it than what it would be worth.
Last winter would be a good example.
There were days when it was -20 below zero Fahrenheit here.
When it warmed up to Zero (0) degrees, it was like a heat wave. Certain things to consider, no heat beneath the floor, no insulation in the ceiling or walls, not a lot of structure designed to be removed - windows and doors.
I could probably build a cabin 12 x 24 with provisions for additions - when you got more money down the road, for somewhere in the neighborhood of about $16,000 if you had a backhoe and was willing to do most of the work!
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Search function, as I believe it was discussed less than a year ago.
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When I was a kid, it was popular to use an old Caboose.
I don't know how they got the caboose from the railroad yard to the woods, but I bet it would cost more to haul it than what it would be worth.
Last winter would be a good example.
There were days when it was -20 below zero Fahrenheit here.
When it warmed up to Zero (0) degrees, it was like a heat wave. Certain things to consider, no heat beneath the floor, no insulation in the ceiling or walls, not a lot of structure designed to be removed - windows and doors.
I could probably build a cabin 12 x 24 with provisions for additions - when you got more money down the road, for somewhere in the neighborhood of about $16,000 if you had a backhoe and was willing to do most of the work!
That sounds like a good idea. A friend of mine has one they build out of a school bus with an addition about the size you mentioned. I thought it was a really neat idea.

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Our clubs first Camp was a School Bus.

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I like the idea of starting out with a already build shed Then you can modify and upgrade a lot easier.
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I like the idea of starting out with a already build shed Then you can modify and upgrade a lot easier.
I agree, not sure what a container costs but by the time you add doors and windows you could probably get one of those prebuilt shabins, and it would look a lot nicer.
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