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9Instructables772,583Views161CommentsOn a Sailboat in Jacksonville, FLJoined June 24th, 2008
A jack of all trades and a master of many; After 60 years on this planet I can truly say 'been there, done that', but I can also admit I can never stop learning something new. An eternal optimist, I keep hoping that the good guys will win someday. My other half wasn't quite ready to set sail to foreign shores so she talked me into starting my own company building tiny homes and tiny cabins!

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  • Disc Dog's entry Tiny Shipping Container Home is a winner in the Tiny Home Contest contest 6 weeks ago
  • Disc Dog's entry Tiny Shipping Container Home is a finalist in the Tiny Home Contest contest 6 weeks ago
  • Disc Dog commented on Tomtucker's instructable Tiny House Washing Machine Window7 weeks ago
    Tiny House Washing Machine Window

    I LOVE this Instructable! Real neat idea! I'm gonna have to put on in my next tiny home that I build.

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  • Disc Dog commented on ThomasJ1's instructable Energy Efficient Tiny House on Wheels8 weeks ago
    Energy Efficient Tiny House on Wheels

    I found your attention to detail, craftsmanship and ingenuity absolutely fantastic! Kudo's and thanks for taking the time to document the process, perils and costs for a project of such magnitude. For a tiny home on wheels this is truly one of the best examples I have seen.

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  • Disc Dog commented on Disc Dog's instructable Tiny Shipping Container Home2 months ago
    Tiny Shipping Container Home

    Many municipalities frown on tiny homes within city limits (especially the mobile type on wheels) however most of them will allow them be set up on a lot with a permanent structure AS LONG AS the sewer system can handle the additional flow. Most cities refer theses as 'in-law' apartments. Some cities, such as Raleigh NC, will not allow container homes within the city limits UNLESS it is an 'in-law' home and no bigger than 300 sq ft. Tacoma was the same way. Fresno (on the other hand) is a very tiny home friendly city and allows them as a primary structure/residence.The tiny container home can usually fall under the 'modular/mobile home [on a permanent foundation]' so if they allow them they allow this type of tiny home.That being said, it's been my impression that the vast majority of t...

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    Many municipalities frown on tiny homes within city limits (especially the mobile type on wheels) however most of them will allow them be set up on a lot with a permanent structure AS LONG AS the sewer system can handle the additional flow. Most cities refer theses as 'in-law' apartments. Some cities, such as Raleigh NC, will not allow container homes within the city limits UNLESS it is an 'in-law' home and no bigger than 300 sq ft. Tacoma was the same way. Fresno (on the other hand) is a very tiny home friendly city and allows them as a primary structure/residence.The tiny container home can usually fall under the 'modular/mobile home [on a permanent foundation]' so if they allow them they allow this type of tiny home.That being said, it's been my impression that the vast majority of tiny home interest comes from those wishing to live outside of city limits on a piece of land out in the country, not from those wishing to live in suburbia...PS anybody is allowed to build a tiny home; no permit required. You just may have to be creative on where you want to live in it at.

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  • Disc Dog commented on Disc Dog's instructable Tiny Shipping Container Home2 months ago
    Tiny Shipping Container Home

    Hi Penolopy, Is this what you are looking for?

    You could probably be expected to spend between $1,000 to $3,000; all depending on the level and quality you wish to spend. (This doesn't include furnishings).

    Yeah,...especially since it's hurricane proof....

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  • Disc Dog commented on Disc Dog's instructable Tiny Shipping Container Home2 months ago
    Tiny Shipping Container Home

    Check out the website, I think you'll find the images your looking for. 😁

    Yeah, I forgot to mention that in this instructable, but like I said in the beginning, I've left A LOT of detail out assuming that if you're going to build a home you know the ground rules...things like smoke detectors, CO2 detectors, proper wire gauge, ... it's all valid concerns.

    Check out the website, I think you'll find the images your looking for. 😁

    ...I may have skimmed over too fast or missed something on BBPods,..." Yep, you missed it...

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  • How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle

    Yea, they would work just fine. Also, there are a lot of Chevy Volt packs laying around now that can be broken down and used just as cheaply!

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  • Disc Dog commented on Disc Dog's instructable How to hide a handgun in plain sight!2 years ago
    How to hide a handgun in plain sight!

    I think that if you use the tool-dip instead of electrical tape it will work out just fine. It will add more cost but if you have some laying around I would dip it. I didn't find the need to grind the corners down; they weren't that bad, and besides i was living in an apartment at the time and didn't have access to an angle grinder.

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