We have talked about using containers to create our space. Cole, Tommy and others have played with various designs on their own for a long time. The Community Work Day folks have said we could put containers on their space.
So when Cole found a 40′ High Cube, Aluminum container on Craigslist Tuesday, I called. Yesterday, I bought it. It is in great shape and already has two ventilation turbines installed. This will help keep it cool, especially down in the valley. It will be delivered to CWD’s Pu’unene location on Tuesday May 3. Exactly where it goes is still TBD, but we have strong opinions (there arent a lot of great options).
The idea is to get a second container, placed about 20′ to the side and roof these over. Then we can put rollup doors over the open area. The result will be similar to the La’a Kea Community Farm building recently constructed on Baldwin Ave, Paia. This one doesnt have the rollup doors.
So next week, we will have a container in which to meet on thursday. However, there wont be any power, etc so it will get dark real quick. The build out of infrastructure will happen over the next few months. Then we will have a real home! Yippee!!
If you have other ideas for tricking out the building, please post! and/or come and discuss. Here’s an example I found via google search…