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      07-01-2019, 07:19 PM   #111
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If you need any additional input from someone in the General Contracting/Construction side let me know.

Really curious how the process goes with these in terms of plan check and permitting (along with approval of the engineering). I know some cities have already had some built so there might be some precedent for that, but generally I imagine getting AHJ approval would be a bit of a pain the first go around.

I could probably do some research to see how others have dealt with approvals in the past, but bringing it up here seems more relevant.
Thanks! I will definitely take you up on the offer. There is precedent in ATL and a few other southern cities and we are starting the conversations down here. I sent our consultant the plat information and once I receive the opinion back from the city, we will begin the layout.

I'm pretty stoked about getting to this point. Thanks for your input and offer!

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      07-08-2019, 11:19 PM   #112
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Hey, terribly sorry MKSixer, been busy with work. I'm replying to your PM now!

Also - great designs! I'm sure with the permits it won't be any different than building a house, you most likely will need a PE stamp off the drawings and so long as you are code compliant I'm sure you'd be fine. But do double check before starting building
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MKSixer Just sent over the stuff, let me know if you have any questions and/or want to discuss them
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Please let me know when you start building in Atlanta.

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Thanks! I will definitely take you up on the offer. There is precedent in ATL and a few other southern cities and we are starting the conversations down here. I sent our consultant the plat information and once I receive the opinion back from the city, we will begin the layout.

I'm pretty stoked about getting to this point. Thanks for your input and offer!

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Please let me know when you start building in Atlanta.
There is already someone doing so. Let me get the information from my partner and shoot it to you. He's out for a couple of days but when he returns I will do so ASAP.

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Thank you. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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There is already someone doing so. Let me get the information from my partner and shoot it to you. He's out for a couple of days but when he returns I will do so ASAP.

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You had mentioned possibly targeting buyers as well. How would financing impact a buyer for a non-traditional home? I presume that banks may not see these as great collateral?

I think it could be a spectacular alternative to stick homes. Decent finishes are what, about $160/ft for a traditional stick built home? You’re coming in at 25% the cost on a home that effectively doesn’t need maintenance comparatively.

I ask as a person that is considering land to build a home on. Would like to buy the land outright and finance the build. We’ve even talked of a steel home that would otherwise be intended as a large barn, but finish the interior as a large, open living space with studs to make a floor plan of any desire. You’ve got my gears turning on a really cool container home at a fraction of the cost.
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I haven't been following this thread closely but thought I'd share this Instagram video (follow link) from Lot EK. This is quite the use of containers!

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Hey MKSixer !

We've not heard an update in a while - how is the project progressing?
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Hey MKSixer !

We've not heard an update in a while - how is the project progressing?
Hey...it's been busy.

We have acquired the land for the first 10 homes. We have a line on the land for the next 35-50 which we can acquire from the city for a song-and-a-dance because it's a Go Zone and they are clamoring for investment to redevelop the area.

We are finalizing the plans for 3 basic designs as well as the engineering studies for the aforementioned. We have interest for a low-mid 7 figure investment from a single player in Florida that will cover the first 35 to 50 homes.

This is the boring paperwork/bureaucrat phase of the project.
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      10-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #121
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This is great!

I do design and visualization if you need any of my help!

www.fpscreative.com
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This is great!

I do design and visualization if you need any of my help!

www.fpscreative.com
Amazing work!!
Thanks for the offer and I will keep you in mind!!

Cheers-MK
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I ran across a shipping container complex they are building in Nashville the other day while running a work errand. They are doing an affordable housing complex by the fairgrounds.

https://www.wsmv.com/news/shipping-c...34ce4a507.html
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There is an apartment complex behind one of my offices that just went up in the last year... Is this your hideous work, MKSixer ??!! 😬😂
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I ran across a shipping container complex they are building in Nashville the other day while running a work errand. They are doing an affordable housing complex by the fairgrounds.

https://www.wsmv.com/news/shipping-c...34ce4a507.html
This is a growing trend. There is a huge complex in Atlanta going up, as well.
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If I knew you were around and had to look at it, we would have had made it MUCH worse.
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If I knew you were around and had to look at it, we would have had made it MUCH worse.
Everything good with you? Just working on this new endeavor?

How's ASBSECU E93 ?? Have we rolled him into the old folks home yet?
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How's ASBSECU E93 ?? Have we rolled him into the old folks home yet?
All is good! How have you been? I think he and UncleWede are the guests of honor at the Paleozoic Institute for Geriatric Studies!!
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How's ASBSECU E93 ?? Have we rolled him into the old folks home yet?
All is good! How have you been? I think he and UncleWede are the guests of honor at the Paleozoic Institute for Geriatric Studies!!
Ehh, sonny?
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Smile Cool!

Actually, I have a small container home in Canada.
Built it last year. I had no skills or expertise in construction. Just watched all the youtube videos I could and talked to some guys who already did this.

But still, I messed up many times and spent much more money and time than expected.

However, one good decision I took which made my home livable is the use of new containers (Bought from a shipping container company in Toronto).
If any of you're trying to build a container home for the first time, I would recommend buying new containers. Using used ones will give you more trouble.
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Actually, I have a small container home in Canada.
Built it last year. I had no skills or expertise in construction. Just watched all the youtube videos I could and talked to some guys who already did this.

But still, I messed up many times and spent much more money and time than expected.

However, one good decision I took which made my home livable is the use of new containers (Bought from a shipping container company in Toronto).
If any of you're trying to build a container home for the first time, I would recommend buying new containers. Using used ones will give you more trouble.
Thanks for the input! I already have new ones sourced. The organization provides new 40 foot containers for $2138USD +$220 delivery charge.
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MKSixer how do you go about the production? Will you be installing everything in the containers on location or get it done in a warehouse and ship it out?

I'm asking because for the house that we're building (the house I sent you documents of) I was thinking about how some stuff like the drywall will hold up in transport...
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