Zen and the Art of Forklift Donuts

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Warm and Fuzzy

My favorite piece of mail arrived today, fuzzy and chirping. Mail order chicks are awesome and so cute! When they grow up they'll go out in our yard, perhaps in a mini container house all their own.[caption id="attachment_59" align="aligncenter" width="300"]29 chirping chicks delivered via Priority Mail. 29 chirping chicks delivered via Priority Mail.[/caption]

Debate and Waffles

Last week was spent taking measurements and ordering vast amounts of supplies because what could be easier than vaguely knowing how to build one shipping container house? Throwing yourself into building two, simultaneously, with completely different designs. This is a product of waffling. We gathered supplies from a variety of resources. We found axels for the trailer at our friend Tim's who has a general stockpile of all things.[caption id="attachment_52" align="alignright" width="225"]Axels waiting for us to ghter them up and take 'em home. Axels waiting for us to gather them up and take...

Boxouses Site 1

Here's where the first several boxouses are going to live, for as long as we can keep them there: [gallery ids="38,42,39,40,41,43,44,45,46"] Central, awkwardly-shaped land. Unknown amounts of industrial waste necessitating raised beds (West Oakland, so at least some assumed). Great graffiti included at no extra charge! Adventure.

Strange Plans

We are on a new frontier. For now, “We” are an artist, who has experience working on farms, an entrepreneur who has a propensity for technology and operates mostly under the guise of a mad scientist and an actual mad scientist whose quest to make daily is rapidly transforming him into a prolific artist. Combined we have a variety skills. The task and plans currently on hand are somewhat foreign and very intriguing but, the future starts slow, mostly phone calls about pricing and inventory, chalk lines of future walls, debated,erased and redrawn. Paper and diagrams plaster a place I...