Loft in the Woods Blog

It’s rare enough to find one, here’s how I found 15?

Mar 22 2017

We love old wood and we know you do as well. The character, the texture, and the warmth all contribute to the desirability of discovering 100+ year old material. Most of the fun comes in the hunt or the chase to find that perfect mantel or accent beam that will fit perfectly in your space. […]

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Outside Framing and Windows

Jun 27 2016

At this point in the building process, people started to ask us why building a container home was even needed. Here’s our answer to them. 1) Easy to move Thousands of companies and people around the world use these containers to ship goods worldwide. Their widespread use makes it easy to find rigging to accommodate […]

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Raise the Roof: Part 2

Jun 17 2016

Choosing the right roof for our container home was a key aspect of this project. Because our goal is sustainable, cost-effective living, we had to consider which roofing material would be durable and affordable. We looked at all types of roofing from typical shingle roofing to hy-grade steel roofing. We even looked at high end […]

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Raise the roof

Mar 17 2016

Modern technology is a big part of our thinking when it comes to the design. Where high initial costs for the material trumps extensive labor costs. Case and point:Structural insulated panels. This is a relatively new technology and it is being used more and more in the home construction industry. These roof panels require no […]

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The early days

Mar 17 2016

Measure plot space and the arrival of the container.   Snow removal day! And now to let the sun dry out the container.

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So, this is finally happening…

Feb 25 2016

Our initial inspirations for container housing sprung from the increasing cost of fuel, hydro and food, as well as the rising cost of conventional housing in the real estate markets. The appeal of off grid living is undeniable. In other words: relying more on yourself and less on the companies that have a say on […]

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