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Not withstanding comments about distance, weather, non connection to the main house, I am asking if anybody has used a container for this propose, or seen one used in a similar manner.
I have spare containers, and my house is very small, 60 sq M. It suits me, but with the occupant numbers growing to maybe 3, it seems a smart way of achieving some peace and harmony. I can fit a window slit etc to get around inside, I can fit a false wall at the entrance for ease of entry.
My climate is meditarianen??spelling.
 
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What's a "linen press"?
 
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Within a house, a linen press is a cupboard where the linen for the house is stored.
Sheets, bedding , etc. Pillows ETc
Of course I don't have enough to fill one, but building a room to build a cupboard seems over kill compared with shifting a shipping container and fitting shelves inside.
 
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Thanks John, over here I think it's a setting on an iron.  Or something like that.  The room you're talking about would likely be called a "linen closet" over here. 

I haven't used shipping containers for anything so hopefully the experts will arrive shortly to weigh in
 
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I have not heard the word 'closet ' for years.
Shipping containers are good for a range of things, being generally water and dust tight I use one an engine building room, another for secure storage of motorcycles.
Another I have set up for short term ' camping'.
I am just tired of building at the moment and the idea of moving a container to use as storage for household items seems like a smart idea.

I thought since its weather proof I may get away with shelving, hooks etc for all those items people want hidden. At the moment I just leave papers, engines, books etc anywhere on a flay surface and work around them for cooking and eating.
Yes I know some amy not like it. but I an focused on bring up a grand daughter and racing motorcycles, actually sidecars.
And the thought of having a show home does not interest me.
BUT linen is an issue.
Hence, the possible solution.
I wonder if bugs, spiders, snakes, kangaroos are an issue for outside cupboards, stacked with linen?
 
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The only issue you would have with using a shipping container for a linen press would be moisture condensing on the interior.
That can be handled with good insulation with a moisture barrier.
The access door is pretty easy as you mentioned and either skylights or windows will give interior lighting.

I'd go for it. I would probably use a spray foam insulation product then a moisture barrier and an interior sheeting, wood studs fastened to the ribs would work for screwing or nailing the interior boarding (drywall, paneling, etc.) as well as something to attach shelving to.
 
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