Setting up a shipping container cabin

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Spray foam insulating a shipping container.
Using a bulldozer to clear a new road
Dragging the shipping container into place
Tour of the finished container cabin
Runtime: 24:09


2badger2 - Dag siden
I'm surprised they didn't make a 8 inch level cement slab for the container to sit on.
Greg - 2 dager siden
I would have thought all the foam you paid for under the container would have dragged of
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 2 dager siden
Nah, those ribs are too close together.
Gabriel Chaparro
Gabriel Chaparro - 7 dager siden
Had that container bounced again or just one of those tires slipped, the already compromised structural integrity of that box would have been damaged beyond repair. The sides are the strongest link with half the walls already blown out, it definitely got ruined more lol. I cringed when that chain went thru the "center" bc you know the builder/owner took time on welding that window frame- damn...
Scott K
Scott K - 8 dager siden
Would it not of been easier to hook it to the blade and pick it up some and then drive backward??
MindCrime - 9 dager siden
15:50 goodbye bottom spray foam
Edd Bayes
Edd Bayes - 9 dager siden
Bad planning
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 9 dager siden
How, everything got done exactly how he wanted it to.
Robert Rhoades IV
Robert Rhoades IV - 11 dager siden
The c can has hook point on each side, I would have hooked to them to tool it over so I didn’t bend or mess anything up, just me I guess🥴
bradh74 - 13 dager siden
I wonder how much foam is left underneath that container now?
Hex - 13 dager siden
so about the spray foam underneath? Won't it almost certainly become the home of at least a dozen mice? Not that they'll have a way in, but still, is it in any way a reasonable concern?
lhalloran94 - 16 dager siden
5:04 you're shaking hands with danger...
jimgabbard112754 - 17 dager siden
do you think if you turned and pulled backwords while lifting the blade would have worked better it workes for me on dragging huge logs
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 17 dager siden
No, it would just tilt the machine, way more power dragging off the draw bar.
Emmitt Arrowood
Emmitt Arrowood - 18 dager siden
I like watching Andrew on my 65" curved Samsung HD Tv i just get it on my cell Samsung 10+ then transfer it to the Tv i have been just watching Andrew on my cell phone woop woop
Robert Thorpe
Robert Thorpe - 18 dager siden
Shame about the trees!
Just got there and already causing environmental impact.
David Chambers
David Chambers - 20 dager siden
Andrew thank you for sharing your repairs and thoughts re purchasing of equipment.
wowt - 20 dager siden
Does that spray foam on the bottom do anything since all those ribs are metal?
Jeff Randell
Jeff Randell - 20 dager siden
Even cut up, I guess you can be pretty rough with those containers! LOL.
Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips - 21 dag siden
8 ads breaks in a 24 minute video, are you kidding me!
supra driven
supra driven - 22 dager siden
Imagine waking up and there’s a bear or other wild animal staring at you while you were sleeping.😧
William Malenfant
William Malenfant - 22 dager siden
You could have used a couple skids there and that would have went much easier and the bottom foam wouldn't have gotten all torn up.
Stan Giles
Stan Giles - 22 dager siden
wow , thats a bright idea to have windows and solar panelsso close to the trees , a nice shade and view of big tree you can touch
Simon Lundmark
Simon Lundmark - 24 dager siden
Andrew: -We should remove some trees, let me get my bulldozer
Everyone else: -You mean chainsaw?
Andrew: -What?
Everyone else: -What?
WF - Måned siden
Andrew - can you do a video on how you bid different types of work ?
Joe - Måned siden
You should use wheels under the container
Anthony Silva
Anthony Silva - Måned siden
They should've placed the container where it is going, or close... tip it, do whatever underneath, spray foam it, place it in it's home (hopefully a few inches away) then cut it up and build the inside...
Juan Carlos Munoz
Juan Carlos Munoz - Måned siden
Why didn't you insulated on the place that u wanted it? Meaning drag it then insulated? Just saying. Im still impressed
sam Gould
sam Gould - Måned siden
Shouldn't they have done it before starting the conversation?
Mx5 Gmx
Mx5 Gmx - Måned siden
Massacre de la nature !!!!!!
tarmas Khalifa
tarmas Khalifa - Måned siden
Mankind is environments worst enemy.
Alex T
Alex T - Måned siden
Andrew! You're marring the finish!
baby blue shoes
baby blue shoes - Måned siden
The underneath was not damaged? The insulation?
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
It was not damaged.
Tacoma FAN
Tacoma FAN - Måned siden
thats what i wanna do! i think this is the simplest and cheapest way then buy a shell cabin for 6 k or higher !
1944chevytruck - Måned siden
thanks 4 video. be kind.
N. Vandervort
N. Vandervort - Måned siden
I really would remove a few trees for sunlight vis-a-vis the solar panels, also to do some gardening. Otherwise, pretty great little spot!
Gorden Gecko
Gorden Gecko - Måned siden
Nice job getting it done. How does that solar work with all those tree's? Good luck.
Moun Bakko
Moun Bakko - Måned siden
... call this Woods In The House cabin... the smart ones are shauning urban cost of living for simpler open country living... envious
Nigel Skelton
Nigel Skelton - Måned siden
Surely some sort of skid plate under the front edge would have made the job a lot easier - not trying to drag 600 lbs of dirt and doing so much less damage to the underside.
Graeme The Great
Graeme The Great - Måned siden
When you pulled the container over why didn’t you pull it from the lifting pockets rather than the window that had been cut into it? Surely would have been a stronger option.
Great video though and slowly working back through your catalogue of work! 👏👏👍
jonhm peres
jonhm peres - Måned siden
that's just perfect
Measuring Instruments Reviews
Pure solars, he should really consider putting them up on the tree
arbeeex - 2 måneder siden
I would be very tempted to build a treehouse high enough to roof it with solar panels. With a small one person winch.elevator for access.
jwillwon - 2 måneder siden
so cool to take out those trees like that ! I had to see it to believe it, wonder what it cost for the dozer and operator for the day ! firewood galore !
jay saw
jay saw - 2 måneder siden
Alex Stevenson
Alex Stevenson - 2 måneder siden
You've got to be careful with trees. It doesn't take much to take a branch through the chest.
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 2 måneder siden
Alex Stevenson got to pay attention doing that work. And be able too see what’s going to happen before it happens.
Ben Rance
Ben Rance - 2 måneder siden
Hahaha that safety check after he tipped it was great
TeddyJak Eddy
TeddyJak Eddy - 2 måneder siden
I'd want to add another container on top for 2 additional bedrooms, a bath and large deck.
TeddyJak Eddy
TeddyJak Eddy - 2 måneder siden
As many of those containers you move, I'm surprised you haven't made some sled runners to stick in the holes of each corner of the container.
J Armstrong
J Armstrong - 2 måneder siden
There goes the insulation on the bottom of the floor.
Perry Fabris
Perry Fabris - 2 måneder siden
That's beautiful country out there.
chris devito
chris devito - 2 måneder siden
Why no concrete ?
Emelen123 Jamesula
Emelen123 Jamesula - 2 måneder siden
So much for the bottom spray foam.
But the lane is graded.
RG - 2 måneder siden
Well kids, now you know why you should never walk home alone.
Got Bait Alaska
Got Bait Alaska - 2 måneder siden
WTF was the point in spray foaming the bottom?
ALEX LONGORIA - 2 måneder siden
A drive leveling
ikkuranus - 2 måneder siden
It seems like a waste of space to have that big couch and no TV.
John Smith
John Smith - 2 måneder siden
Considering they knew they were going to have to cut down some large trees to get the container to the final site, I'm surprised they didn't cut them down earlier and make a skid for the container rather than dragging it all or creation like that.
The whole thing seems arse backwards to me.... but then what do I know!?
Russell - 2 måneder siden
The solar panels look a bit silly under all those trees, it's a catch 22 though because containers tend to get baking hot in the sun so you don't want it in the sun either. I guess the ideal is to have the container in the shade, but solar panels someplace else in the sun.
cleo0399 - 2 måneder siden
This guy is rough and reckless,all that foam insulation gets sprayed underneath and then you drag the container 1000-2000 feet.Then you have solar panels but very little sunlight getting thru because to many trees.
Kevin Mccauley
Kevin Mccauley - 2 måneder siden
I think I found Waldo!
s h
s h - 2 måneder siden
damn your technique on the bulldozer is super solid. you knocked those trees down no problem
Burn Dog Australia
Burn Dog Australia - 2 måneder siden
In a thousand years time, an archeologist will be scratching his head trying to work out how that container floated in from the ocean
Burn Dog Australia
Burn Dog Australia - 2 måneder siden
Dolley wheels would be a great investment for this job
cdoublejj - 2 måneder siden
ok now! this is pretty cool, especially not being on a hipster-ed up episode of HGTV but, real life!
Tree Climber
Tree Climber - 2 måneder siden
“When you can have fun at your job,
It’s Not really work.” Andrew C.
kagnewmp12 - 3 måneder siden
I love your videos but also I have to say it's sad to see up state NY disappear 50 to 100 trees at a time. I'm no tree huger but how long can it last. It seems like every time you send your drone into the sky I'm seeing more and more spots where someone else cut out 100 trees to make there dream home in the beautiful forest of NY. It's kind of like that short film I saw once where this crew of workers shows up and parks in front of this beautiful forest. They go to work with chainsaws and Bulldozers and clear out about 200 beautiful trees and smooth out the land. Then the carpenters arrive and began building this huge Bill board with lights and all. After they finish and leave the camera pans up where you can see the front of the sign which reads simply. HELP PROTECT OUR FOREST. It's okay though because they planted several new trees purchased at a local nursery.
Guy Bean
Guy Bean - 3 måneder siden
Haha i don't get why not just put it on a trailer lol, that was funny to watch
James Cutts
James Cutts - 3 måneder siden
Hey dude. check out EZY wheels for moving containers about. Im going to order some too. Makes life easier but i dont have the luxury of a dozer
Rynoman - 3 måneder siden
He fucked that container all up. I would have been pissed off.
2199SPUDMAN - 3 måneder siden
Is that a complete off-grid setup? Lots of glass. Hate to wake up with a sasquatch staring at you.
The Sentinel
The Sentinel - 3 måneder siden
Containers are cool. I would much rather live in one of them than a mobile home. But shouldn't the thing be put up on blocks or something to stave off rust? Thanks for sharing.
Jerry Foreman
Jerry Foreman - 3 måneder siden
Levi luvs it!
Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell - 3 måneder siden
Blade goes towards container to lift front off ground a little.
een test
een test - 3 måneder siden
Logical to do: 1. make the road ; 2: drag the container ;3: cut windows and doors ;4: isolate ;5: paint ; oh, and don't forget to put the windows exactly looking at trees
Bob Kelly
Bob Kelly - 3 måneder siden
You choose ugly music for your videos.
Cobra1 - 3 måneder siden
14:08 not very safe . . plus the dope with the cigarette stayed under there - that could have turned in to a bad day
Michael Sim
Michael Sim - 3 måneder siden
I would have put 2 side by side ...
visesh seernam
visesh seernam - 3 måneder siden
i think you should bigger dozers
Andy Warrington
Andy Warrington - 3 måneder siden
Rodney Cavallo
Rodney Cavallo - 4 måneder siden
Why didn't you use a trailer instead of dragging it on the dirt
Alex Ruzgus
Alex Ruzgus - 4 måneder siden
Any reason the government can't employ the unemployed to build cheap container housing for the homeless?
Barry MacAusland
Barry MacAusland - 4 måneder siden
I love the way you do everything Andrew. You are the coolest person. And the way you film these is exceptional. You tell great stories. Such an artist. Music, everything. I just came upon your stuff. Thank you very much for being you.
Darien Newman
Darien Newman - 4 måneder siden
I really appreciate the follow-ups. One year later, let's go back when it's raining, here's what it looks like when's it's covered in snow...
Carlos Gomez
Carlos Gomez - 4 måneder siden
He is leveling the driveway with the container at the same time doing two jobs in one ☝️
Ice Rink Diaries
Ice Rink Diaries - 4 måneder siden
Solid idea to put the short guy near the chain when tipping it back over.
Taffarel Brasil
Taffarel Brasil - 4 måneder siden
Christos Panopoulos
Christos Panopoulos - 4 måneder siden
The crown of stupidity is here...
They roll and spray the bottom of the container
Then scratch it below, through this movement operation.😡
Spare me ....🥤😂
Either , he is totally stupid, OR he plays his role Very Well..😎
Both ways, he has regular audience and "likes". Double Bravo , for his generated noise and promotion ......😠
discoworm - 4 måneder siden
discoworm - 4 måneder siden
richard Turk
richard Turk - 4 måneder siden
That container is going to be rat infested in no time. Bet there is no insulation left on the bottom.
Should have mounted the container on concrete pillars
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 4 måneder siden
I do not think rodents chew into that type of insulation. That ground is all rock there, that thing is not going to sink. And even if it did, it would be easy to adjust it with a jack.
Nicholas Brule
Nicholas Brule - 4 måneder siden
Is it me or are those studs really warped?
4x4Scout - 5 måneder siden
What an awesome location. Now all I would need would be a 4,000 square foot shop. :)
4x4Scout - 5 måneder siden
Well, I have seen ground levelers made like the bottom of that container. It seems like it did a decent job of grading that driveway. :)
Rick Bueche
Rick Bueche - 5 måneder siden
Andrew, I am sure that you have heard about these shipping container wheel kits, but I wanted you to have the link to the 6 minute video anyway, just in case you do more projects like this video here involves. You are probably capable of making this rig yourself, if you did not want to buy it. I have surrounded the link in quotes. Just click on the blue print to view the wheels video link. ""
Devon Moncrieffe
Devon Moncrieffe - 5 måneder siden
tsmall07 - 5 måneder siden
Talk about a box scraper. X D
John Logue
John Logue - 5 måneder siden
You need to get this andrew might help cut down costs
Maurice Milles Mansa
Maurice Milles Mansa - 5 måneder siden
Thats gotta be the strongest chain on earth, every time you put a dynamic load on it, yanking it, i cringed
I lick the insides of microwave popcorn packages
Holy crap, that turned out so much nicer than I'd imagine!
Robert B
Robert B - 5 måneder siden
Should of cleared a road and put that thing on some dollies instead of dragging newly sprayed foam on jagged rocks for thousands of feet. Then again how would they ever know hot air rises cold air sinks. You wont get much cold air from the floor anyway but just saying I wouldn't have dragged it like that
Robert B
Robert B - 5 måneder siden
Yeah true. After all the customer is always right
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 5 måneder siden
We talked about it, that's what he wanted me to do. With the ribs on the container, the foam was mostly untouched.
bailey125 - 5 måneder siden
14:11 duck your head slightly... yes that will save you from the weight of a shipping container.
bucksnort bumblefuk
bucksnort bumblefuk - 5 måneder siden
You'd of been 100x better if you wrapped chain over bucket, lifted up, and backed it down.