In the bushfire-proof container made entirely from STEEL – you would be in a & # 39; fire-resistant box & # 39; live?
- Neil Soderlund left the electricity grid four years ago after he had purchased a property remotely
- He initially bought the 182 hectare plot to build his own cycle path
- Soderlund has also made a holiday home from a refractory container with a steel bush
- His steel house is on top of a 250-meter edge of a sandstone cliff overlooking a valley
A man fulfilled his lifelong dream of escaping the big smoke and living off the beaten track in a remote & # 39; steel tent & # 39; home.
Mountain biker Neil Soderlund left the roster four years ago when he bought a home in the Watagan Mountains, a two-hour drive north of Sydney.
He initially bought the 182 hectare plot with the intention of building his own bicycle path, but also built a permanent holiday home in the form of a refractory container with a steel bush.
Mr Soderlund said realestate.com.au that because his container house is in dense forest, it was imperative that it could be protected against fire hazard.
Neil Soderlund said that fresh air can blow through the spaces between the three containers
The passionate mountain biker wanted the house to feel like it was in the middle of nature and said it feels like camping in steel tents
& # 39; We decided that we wanted to build the house entirely from steel and non-combustible materials. This way you can close the box so that it is fireproof, & he said.
Mr Soderlund said that the containers can be made reasonably cheap and modular.
His steel house is on top of a 250-meter high edge of a sandstone cliff overlooking the side of a valley.
But the height of the cliff made for a difficult construction project because there was no electricity on the site.
Soderlund said that he feels that he lives in nature outside the house instead of inside
& # 39; We have set up and assembled three containers in Sydney with some other pieces of steel, sliding doors and roofing to support the containers on site, & # 39; said Mr Soderlund.
The passionate mountain biker wanted the house to feel like it was surrounded by nature and said it feels like camping in steel tents.
& # 39; The sleeping accommodations of two by two meters are very small. It is literally a double bed with a little space on the side. In one case we have raised a double bed, so there is storage underneath. There is also one with a bunk bed, & he said.
Soderlund said fresh air can blow through the spaces between the three containers.
The house also catches water and generates its own energy, but a satellite connects with the NBN.
Mr Soderlund succeeded in building a 23 km cycle path that winds through trees, but said that the project was never completely over.
He continues to create new paths, create new huts or make changes to the house.
Soderlund said that he feels that he lives in nature outside the house instead of inside.
& # 39; The house itself is only used for a short list of purposes, such as cooking, sleeping, washing, going to the bathroom, & # 39; he said.
Neil Soderlund has arranged and assembled three containers in Sydney with other pieces of steel, sliding doors and roofing to support the containers on site
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