100% Off The Grid Cabin: Self Contained Self Sufficient & Portable

Off The Grid Cabin

Imagine a completely self sufficient cabin, pre-built with everything you need to go off grid including water, power, food, and shelter. I’d like to create a ready to go “Off The Grid” cabin made from a shipping container that would include everything one needs to go off the grid in ONE package ready to ship […]

Container Castle: 7744 SqFt 8 Bedroom 4 Bath $207k

Container Castle

Ever wanted your own castle? Yeah!? Well, I do too, and here’s my Container Castle! A shipping container home design in the form of an old fashioned medieval castle. Many people can barely afford a modern stick built home, but when you build with steel shipping containers, they become inexpensive modular building units with absolutely unlimited potential […]

9000 RPM Rotary BioMotor Energy Generator


Holy biomotors! This is AWESOME with a capital AWESOME! I love science, and I love philosophy, but when the two combine sometimes it just seems a bit confusing to explain. I’m no molecular biologist and I won’t even try to explain the complexities of the (ATP synthase) but suffice it to say it’s an itsy […]

Thinking Out Loud: Hybrid Central Heat Solar Powered Water Heater

Solar Water Heater

Thinking out loud: I wonder if we could build a hybrid central heating system by combining a solar hot water heater, with in-floor/wall/ceiling radiant heating and have this system do two jobs at once, heating your water and home at the same time. Hmmmm…. In other words, a typical electric water heater runs on 120V […]

My $10k Container Home Design Featured on ContainerLiving.Net

Container Living

It was a pleasant surprise to wake up yesterday and notice that one of my shipping container home designs was featured on ContainerLiving.Net titled “$10,000 Shipping Container Home“. I can see this being very viable where land use isn’t an issue or the fact your only looking for a single layer dwelling such as disabled use. Adapting […]

My Zombie Fortress!

Zombie Fortress

You might seriously think about building your own Zombie Fortress. Seriously. Are you truly prepared for the coming Zombie Apocalypse? The CDC (Center for Disease Control) thinks you should be prepared too. “…There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e […]

1280 sqft Ranch Style MOD Shipping Container Home [PHOTOS]

1280 sqft Shipping Container Home Mod

Here’s a highly modified version of my previous shipping container home design, with the addition of a 16’x40′ and a 10’x32′ sun/viewing deck on the top of the home. This adds 960 square feet of patio/deck space to the home. Pretty good for two tiny shipping containers. Notice the solar panel array on the southern side […]

$10k 1280 Sqft Ranch Style Container Home

$10k 1280 sq ft Container Home

Here’s my latest shipping container home design using just two shipping containers to form a 1280 square foot ranch style home for less than $10,000 in materials. This design, like most others I’ve done uses a minimalist approach to maximize livable floor space. The design is so simple it uses just two ISO shipping containers […]

Selecting the Perfect “Off Grid” Location

City Data

What exactly is “the perfect off the grid location” to build your cabin? Well, ideally I don’t think it exists except in the personal preference, goals, and minds of the people who want to move off grid. But, there are some things to look for in a piece of property that makes it a good […]

Off The Grid Kit?

Off The Grid Kit

How about an “Off The Grid Kit”? I’m not talking about a bug out bag, or a simple SHTF (s#!^ hit the fan) survival kit. I’m talking about a  fully stocked, ready to go off grid system with EVERYTHING you need to survive anywhere in the world at a moments notice in the event of […]