There is so much to list about this house but i want to try and point out key factors that make Boxed Haus unique.
Rain Water Collection System
Under the deck there is 6″ wide, 1/4″ thick, flat iron welded to make a basin under the deck. Then 3″ angle iron, 1/4″ thick, welded in to support deck joist. We then used, high density foam on a pitch, coated with Gaco epoxy, then coating with 100% silicone. This is what they use on industrial roof and will last 50 yrs.
Full Bedroom Upstairs
Will come shipped in the container in 9 separate pieces. The pieces are engineered to slide into 6″ angle iron, 1/4″ thick, welded to the top of the container to form the base of the upstairs unit. The upstairs bedroom floor is made with 2×10′ joist and 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood, eventually hardwood. The structure is impressively strong. Fits a queen size bed and ample room for clothing cabinets.
Shippable and Low Foot Print
This unit only takes up 20×8 or 160 sq. ft. of land. It can be perched on pillars anywhere or left on trailer. It is not long and awkward like the 40′ container which would be hard to put a lot of places. You prep where you want it and we will ship it and build it in 3 days at your location.
The propane stove and water heater help curb electrical energy,so solar can work more effectively year round. Every light is led and can be programed to conserve energy as well. The Refrigerator is efficient and uses low energy . The mini-split is the heavy user energy but lowest compared to all other systems. The unit can be open to outdoors and closed up then heated or cooled very quickly due to low sq. ft. If you can set all your energy usage from your phone, it becomes easy to manage.