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donnie88

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Building a home made "sleepbox"
« on: August 07, 2012, 03:46:07 PM »
This is a sleepbox for those who havent seen one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qxnqy37KPc

I want to make a homemade "sleepbox" to have in my room. It will act like a room within a room. Can someone please give me some tips as ive never endeavored such a project before. Im pretty handy but im thinking i need a pros help, but who? A carpenter? a builder? I want to make one for under $3000. I have already bought some thick and heavy 9mm magnesium board and i can get some cheap double glaze glass. I will then get a cheap box air con. Obviously it wont be anywhere near as good as the official sleepbox, but im hoping it will atleast serve the same purpose -- a quiet place to sleep. Any tips would be great!

Some more pics: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=sleepbox&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Kl7&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsa&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=aTYhUJrmGs6ziQfOo4GgAg&ved=0CG0QsAQ&biw=1920&bih=950


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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 03:35:17 PM »
Its do able, basically an iso booth for sleeping... I would recommend using mass loaded vinyl for the walls and ceiling...make sure you use a solid core door and always double pane window system with at least 2" air gap between panels.
Make sure everything you do is air/water tight.....

any contractor or handy man could do this type of project.
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donnie88

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 04:51:59 PM »
Its do able, basically an iso booth for sleeping... I would recommend using mass loaded vinyl for the walls and ceiling...make sure you use a solid core door and always double pane window system with at least 2" air gap between panels.
Make sure everything you do is air/water tight.....

any contractor or handy man could do this type of project.

would it be easy enough to have air con in there?

how much do u think it would cost a contractor and how long would it take?

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 05:03:25 PM »
I can not provide you with a contractor cost, that is for them to decide...
For the aircon, probably best to do a portable ductless since the enclosure will be small and within a room.
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donnie88

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 06:47:25 PM »
I can not provide you with a contractor cost, that is for them to decide...
For the aircon, probably best to do a portable ductless since the enclosure will be small and within a room.

I know you cant really quote but with your extensive experience, what do you think it may cost? i have absolutely no idea regarding time and money so it will give me a good gauge so i dont get ripped off.

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 09:10:27 PM »
well if you can get it done for $15 to $20 sqft surface area materials included that would be a good deal... Standard iso booth big enough to sleep in would start at around $5,000 minimum.
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whatismisophonia

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 03:01:11 AM »
-_- im sorry, but i have to comment.  he's not building the bat cave here; seems like if it's already accomplishing a room within a room with a wonderfully large air gap between the room partions and the sleepbox walls, then gypsum board should work fine enough.

donnie88

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Re: Building a home made "sleepbox"
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 01:23:25 PM »
thank you both for the help.