RAF engineer builds a home out of two shipping containers for just £36,000

buy veterinary prednisone Paul Chambers and wife Sarah wanted to leave their noisy neighbours, he undertook the huge project of converting the containers into a home and now they live in peace and quiet in the Outback for minimal cost.

http://wavefrontmastering.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://wavefrontmastering.com/sound-basics/dithering-format-faq/ A former RAF engineer has used his skills to create the ultimate outback retreat in the middle of the Australian Bush after becoming fed up with their noisy neighbours.

robaxin 750 mgs Paul, originally from Lincolnshire and who used to specialise in building military flight simulators, was inspired to create the unique house as his wife Sarah, from Hythe in Kent, did not enjoy living near inconsiderate residents.

The house is situated 62 miles from civilisation in the nearest city, Newcastle.

Mr Chambers said: ‘I came home one day to discover Sarah had put the house on the market and was calling in my promise that we could one day move to somewhere more agreeable.

‘The house sold within a week to the first people who came to view, we were then homeless. The container house was totally unready to be lived in.

‘We found a friendly local prepared to give us space in a cow paddock to house our containers. The only drawback was we had to build the road up to the top of a mountain.

‘The early years were a major test, I doubted Sarah would want to stay in the Bush, but it has turned out to be her natural environment. Our savings and money was invested in insulation, windows and water tanks.’

The shipping containers were bought from a local port and transported 62 miles inland. They are old Costco Containers which Mr Chambers said were well used but in good condition.

Although the shipping container may have been unready to live in to begin with, Paul and Sarah soon made it a home.

In their new home they are truly at one with nature, and wildlife such as Wallabies are often seen hanging around on their premises.

Sarah also enjoys doing her gardening in a special green area just a few steps down from the kitchen

‘We are self-sufficient for power and water and do not have utility bills,’ said Paul.

‘We are the first shipping container in the world to have a stained glass window, which Sarah made under the guidance of an expert.

‘Our heating is somewhat unique, instead of purchasing a log burner to keep us warm in winter I made my own. I transformed an old Chubb safe into a log burner, and it has been keeping us toasty warm now for many years.

‘Our bathroom and toilet is unconventional, not for having a composting toilet. More for the wall of glass with a panoramic view of the Bush. Private moments are shared with the wallabies and the wildlife that really don’t care that we are showering.

‘An unmodified metal shipping container in full sun is not a cool environment on a hot Australian afternoon.

‘Insulation and a sunroof, mixed with suitable ventilation allow us to live quite comfortably without recourse to the air conditioner for ninety-eight-percent of the time.’

Mr Chambers and his wife are not completely off the grid as they have an Internet connection which Sarah uses to run an online business. Mr Chambers now works as an engineer for a large company.

One drawback of their unique home is that their kids are no longer able to visit from the UK.

Paul’s daughter Charlotte, 26, and son Ross, 24, both live in Elgin while Sarah’s daughter Gemma, 38, lives with her partner Andy and their son Benjamin.

‘Both Charlotte and Ross used to visit when we lived in a real house,’ said Paul.

‘There is not much space for entertaining, so I was over in Scotland recently, touring relatives. Ross follows the vlogs more than Charlotte, but they both miss me at times, as I miss them. Technology makes contact easier that it used to be.’

‘It was very hard leaving my daughter Gemma and I am missing Benjamin growing up,’ added Sarah.

‘He is now 18 months old. Gemma has been over three times and I have been back twice since we came to Australia.

‘It is a long haul flight of 24 hours to get back to the UK, but I look on it as being only a day away. Skype and emails and text messages makes me feel closer than I am.’

Source: Daily Mail