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Old 06-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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prefab, min/no foundation structure???


I have sewers running beneath my land, I have spoken to the water authority

who have allowed me to build a structure which requires no or minimal

foundations.

I have been thinking about prefab houses, but this requires digging such as a

raft (top soil taken off then 60cm concrete slab).

Another one which I have seen is this freight container type structure

(click on link for a video demonstration) which is placed ontop of a

removable 3 foot by 3 foot concrete slabs as shown in film in this link:

http://www.brightbuild.co.uk/page/films-279

Does anyone know a structure which I could put on my land to live in

which doesn't require foundations or minimal foundations?

Please give any suggestions you may have.

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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An RV.

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An RV.
what is that?
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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An RV.
hah, very funny
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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piles would work - just have them locate the sewers 1st
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piles would work - just have them locate the sewers 1st
tried that, they said no (boaring 7-8 metres down)... which is why i need a type of STRUCTURE/building/house which requires min foundations or no foundations like the freight like building in the video.
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hah, very funny
Actually a 2x wide mobile home may be your best bet
Once installed you really can't tell
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Actually a 2x wide mobile home may be your best bet
Once installed you really can't tell
Do you have any links of pic's I aint got a clue what this is?
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2x wide mobile home
Friends had one over in England



Single mobile home

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Sorry Shabba, I was in a fun mood and it was either an rv or a tent. But Scuba's right. If you can't put in a foundation then a double wide mobile home might work well. And it's kind of a glorified RV, LOL, but nowdays a good one looks like many houses.
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Sorry Shabba, I was in a fun mood and it was either an rv or a tent. But Scuba's right. If you can't put in a foundation then a double wide mobile home might work well. And it's kind of a glorified RV, LOL, but nowdays a good one looks like many houses.
Ahh I was scratching my head as to what and RV was, then I saw and wasn't

to impressed lol the mobile home looks good enough.

But what do you guys think about this freight container type structure?

I think they look pretty solid and actually look like a home, but I have

never

seen one of these ever!! I wonder what it would be like to live in one of

these??
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Sorry Shabba, I was in a fun mood and it was either an rv or a tent. But Scuba's right. If you can't put in a foundation then a double wide mobile home might work well. And it's kind of a glorified RV, LOL, but nowdays a good one looks like many houses.
Ahh I was scratching my head as to what and RV was, then I saw and wasn't

to impressed lol the mobile home looks good enough.

But what do you guys think about this freight container type structure?

I think they look pretty solid and actually look like a home, but I have

never

seen one of these ever!! I wonder what it would be like to live in one of

these?? Also what foundations you would need if any?
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wow look at this youtube video I found... seems pretty interesting !!


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