Frick and Frack have been very busy! Last Friday morning this heavy duty, industrial strength fork lift was delivered within a mile of here. The guys brought it home and set to work, as they only had it until Saturday morning.
After "towing" a container from the field to the building site, they got it lined up with the cement footings and were set to push it back in place. The footings were made to hold the 3 containers up off the ground.
This shows the container about 1/3 of the way in. What you can't see is Frack on the tractor on one end helping Frick push the container in. It took quite a bit of coordination with the pushing and keeping on the footings, which were only about 6" wide.
Ahhh, here it is perfectly set! It only took them 4 hours to do it. But there was a lot of "prep" work to do. Now they were ready for numbers 2 and 3. The 2nd one took about 2 hours and the 3rd one only 45 minutes!
This is a view of the back of their "house". It and the 2 ends will be covered with dirt or "bermed" to the roof line.
This is one end, which will be covered to the roof line with earth.
And this is/will be the front of their house. It will be open. So the house is
24' x 40' or 960 sq. ft. They plan on adding a big screened in porch to the front.
It was dark-thirty by the time they finished this project! But they were happy to have gotten it done with time to spare. The next project is to weld the containers together on top and put a roof on. They picked up the tresses today for the roof (and got gasoline for generators, etc. and that took almost all day.) There is still lots and lots of work to do......... Will keep you posted!
We are preparing for this huge winter storm that is coming in tonight, as I'm sure most of you are also. I hope you stay warm and safe. Take care and God Bless.