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  • #22458
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    10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year…
    http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/05/10000-shipping-containers-lost-at-sea-each-year-heres-a-look-at-one-2/

    I bet a 40ft steel shipping container with a polyurethane filling would float.

    #22461
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    Anonymous

    It would be cheaper to fill it with air.

    #22463
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    LOL, Kat. Much cheaper :) Plus, while filling with air the space can also be used for storage :)
    To bad that usually shipping containers are made of low grade cheap Chinese steel and they will rust like hell,…

    #22464
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    Altho if you are willing to accept cheap steel, maintain it, etc, you can build a 24×24 space enclosed in 16 gauge steel in the $5000 ballpark, and it will be 3000 lbs lighter than a shipping container, have 80% more floor space, and the floor space won’t resemble a 1960′s mobile home. Even if it becomes an even match in weight when done, it’s still a more useable floor space and there’s almost twice as much of it. Plus the shipping container is a “here it is” 4 ton proposition, while you can put up the 60 lb 4×8 (or larger) steel panels like 4×8 plywood. An average 24ft pontoon boat can carry large portions of thin 4×8 steel out of a seastead for construction, while it cannot carry a 40ft shipping container anywhere but to the ocean bottom. But your mileage may vary, batteries not included.

    #22465
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    Thank’s for the can-do, positive enthusiasm!
    Are there any pictures of what you have built?

    #22466
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    Spark, yes there are, and you have seen them before on my website, and we have discussed them in #seasteading on freenode.net. I have not built the 16×16 or 24×24 steel house because right now i 1) lack the place to put it, and B) lack the money to build it. Plus i have two boats under construction already, it’s winter here, and there’s other distractions.

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