- Oct 12, 2012
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Thought I would share a project I have ongoing on my land. I needed a place to store things completely dry and needed a place to park my heavy equipment, Jeep, boat to be safe from the sun/rain. I priced both pole barns and metal truss barns, with slab the cheapest option was going to be 30k. So I started doing the math on shipping containers with a roof, felt I could get it all done for about a fraction of that. So bought the containers and a contractor already had some metal trusses so started framing that in last week. Roof panels should go on Monday and then I'm going to level the area in between and lay down some base. The containers are hi-cubes so it's 40'x8'x10'. So between the two just in floor space I have 640sqft but those 10' walls allow me to put large metal shelves. As I'm a practical hoarder, it's plenty. Plus you can see right to the left of the shipping container I have outdoor shelving too for lumber, piping, metal .. I plan to move that inside the carport area. Total roof is about 2000sqft.