I’m contemplating the notion of a mobile foundation, i.e: on wheels.
There’s a whole “tiny home” movement out there which consists of a bunch of crazies wanting to live in a house built on top of a tractor-trailer. The houses typically look like this:
I say crazies but really I fall into that category as well. I absolutely love the concept and idea behind having a small footprint, having a home that’s 100% mobile, yet doesn’t look like the typical “trailer” we’ve all grown to dislike (no offense).
Rather than installing a foundation for the container, as discussed in pt.2 of this series, what if it permantently sat on a trailer (on wheels) with the landing gear down? The idea is the container could literally be moved wherever you want without requiring a new foundation in each location. On grass, a bit of gravel and maybe a flat metal plate under the landing gear to distribute the load could be sufficient for “longer term” parking.
That’s essentially what these “tiny homes” do, except in this case it’s a container. This also solves the earthquake resistance issue, since the tires should absorb much of the tremors and prevent the container from tipping over (hopefully?).
Something to think about…
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