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Old 03-04-2020, 12:52 AM   #51 (permalink)
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How weird would it be if I used shingles as siding?

Someone on Facebook is selling bundles for half price.

Someone else is selling a 1996 Altima with a bad head gasket for $150. I could put it in the backyard on blocks and run an extension cable.

$150 office!

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingle_style_architecture
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Architects of the Shingle style emulated colonial houses' plain, shingled surfaces as well as their massing, whether in the single exaggerated gable of McKim Mead and White's Low House or in the complex massing of Kragsyde. This impression of the passage of time is enhanced by the use of shingles. Some architects, in order to attain a weathered look on a new building, had the cedar shakes dipped in buttermilk, dried and then installed, to leave a grayish tinge to the fašade.
Cover the roof and walls with shingles and run the ridge the short way of the roof.
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I think those are wood shingles not asphaltic coated in gravel.

A 10 tall 40 ft container is about 3500 delivered, less if it isn't seaworthy. 6 foundation points and it exceeds all building standards for strength. Modular and stackable. Only a problem if you're short the 3500.
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A conex would also be wider than our side gates. A twenty-footer might fit, but a forty definitely wouldn't.

Mom wouldn't allow a conex or a building covered with ashpalt shingles.

A conex covered in shingles would be right out.

Now, if I sprayed insulation between the conex and normal siding...
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How weird would it be if I used shingles as siding?
It has been done. I used to live in Eastern Tennessee and some of the houses in the very poor mountain areas had shingles as siding. Some just had tar paper. It works but has the "tar paper shack" stigma.
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I think those are wood shingles not asphaltic coated in gravel.

A 10 tall 40 ft container is about 3500 delivered, less if it isn't seaworthy. 6 foundation points and it exceeds all building standards for strength. Modular and stackable. Only a problem if you're short the 3500.
If I was looking to build in a rural area without many building codes containers would be my choice. They are a great option in earthquake prone areas like the West Coast. I would have gone with a 20' container instead of my Tuff Shed if I could got it into the back yard without a crane lifting it over the house.

The problem in urban areas is that even though we know a container exceeds all building codes you still have to spend the money to hire a structure engineer to prove your exact design meets code.

I am starting to see companies that offer plans with the engineering work complete.
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Just get a travel trailer and be done with it...


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They are cheap but very inefficient to heat and cool if you are living in one full time. You also have the cost for septic / sewer, water, electricity, etc. Most people I know that use one for a rural "cabin" build a carport to put them under because a standard trailer roof doesn't last very long.

Plus any location that will give you a hard time about living in a converted barn or shed is going to have an ordinance about living in a travel trailer or RV full time.
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How many American houses would be considered precarious by Brazilian standards?
The overwhelming majority, including those targetted to high-income folks. It does surprise me how American houses usually resort to so much plywood which is prone to rot due to humidity issues, even though steel-framing is quite easy to implement there.


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I did not know that. Switzerland would be another example.

Two of the housed I carpentered on at Cerro Gordo in the 1980s were over-built to American standards.

There exists a website by Kate Wagner called https://mcmansionhell.com/. It's pretty entertaining. It's as much about mis-matched details and massing as low construction standards.

A good backgrounder here: https://mcmansionhell.com/101

And I see in January she put up a piece on Baffler on ruin porn: Staring At Hell

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