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    Question Work Environment: Collapsible Containers?

    I need a better work environment than my bedroom, so I have been looking for possibilities.

    I have considered shipping containers and sheds, but now I'm looking at these collapsible 18'x7.5'x7.5' insulated containers as an option. (They seem composable, which would be a huge plus.)

    Does anyone have something similar to this?
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    No one puts baby in the corner.

    I have a spare bedroom, hot ginge! Not sure how much work you would get done though!
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    Do you have the land to install this on?? Can you install it level with a sidewalk or path, or would you have to ramp up to it due to foundation requirements?? Does it meet code and permitting requirements for your area? Any problems with adding heat, electrical, cable/internet?? Do you anticipate needing to plumb it?? Do you get snow where you are? Would the flat roof be a problem (if so)??

    (KLD)

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    What's your budget?

    www.moderncabana.com comes to mind.

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    Too cold in Canada, sadly, lynnifer! (My current record low is 86.8 F [30.4 C]--not eager to beat that.)

    KLD, I do have the land and no building or zoning codes prohibit it. Snow isn't an issue in South Carolina and an electrician could wire it up; plumbing's an unknown. As for Internet, I'd use my home internet wirelessly.

    Scott, those do look cool! Right now, I'm just looking to see what's out there and want to make sure I don't miss anything that would make me go D'oh! if I go with the insulated containers. I like that they're able to be moved from place to place relatively easily and that you can increase its size with equal ease.
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    Look into a Yurt.

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    Yurt > insulated container. :drool:
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    Yurts can be insulated, too... I like 'em.

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    Yurts are definitely the kind of thing I would cringe over if I saw after purchasing an insulated container. If they can be insulated and wired for electricity, this may be new my best option--thank you!

    ...unless you know of something even cooler?
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    Yes, yurts can be insulated. I suspect though that you are looking at a higher price for a yurt than for a rigid container.

    I stayed in an insulated yurt in Big Sur, where it can get really cold even in the summer, and was very comfortable.

    Here are some resources.

    http://www.yurts.com/

    http://www.coloradoyurt.com/

    http://www.cleanairyurts.com/

    http://www.smilingwoodsyurts.com/

    http://www.yurtsofamerica.com/

    http://www.laurelnestyurts.com/

    http://www.spiritmountainyurts.com/

    http://www.whitemountainyurts.com/

    http://www.nomadshelter.com/

    (KLD)

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