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  • Creating affordable housing solutions is a common problem throughout the United States, and both builders and architects are being forced to get more creative in ways of addressing the problem. High density housing has been the typical solution to affordable housing, but with rising labor and real estate costs it isn’t feasible in many areas of the country. One solution that’s growing ...
  • 10' shipping containers, or "duo-cons" as they're typically called, make popular storage units for commercial and residential sites that have limited space, but need secure storage. However, unless you're purchasing from a retail location they're normally sold in pairs, and the buyer needs to separate them with a grinder or cutting torch. Why are duo-cons sold in pairs? Shipping lines and port ...
  • Lots of people get the idea to build a storm shelter or bunker by burying a shipping container – it's fast, relatively inexpensive, and durable, right?  Step 1) Dig a hole. Step 2) Put a shipping container in the hole.  Step 3) Backfill around the container.  And by now you can probably guess where this article is going. The latest example of what not to do showed up in the Container ...
  • We previously discussed the first parts of setting up a storage container business, which included the planning and business plan creation. The next steps in starting a storage company with shipping containers are where the hard work kicks in. The first stages of getting a storage company up and running are heavily involved with planning and market research, once these hurdles have been crossed, i ...
  • Many people don't like to throw things away because of real, or perceived, value; and when the run out of room at their home to store things the overflow needs to go somewhere. This place called “somewhere” creates business opportunities for many people around the country that own storage companies. The question that we're asked on a regular basis is, “how do I start a storage co ...
  • We're just a short time away from installing a new president in the United States, and there's a lot of talk surrounding many of President Elect Trump's new policies. One of the most discussed and debated policies is that of building a wall on the southern border of the United States to help control the flow of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. Along with the ethics of building a wall to contr ...
  • It's been well documented that housing costs in San Francisco have been going through the roof over the past few years, and it's nearly impossible to find affordable housing unless you're making a high salary. To combat this, property developer (and billionaire) John Sobrato wants to build a container housing development in Santa Clara to help the cities 6,500 homeless people. Sobrato, who has sp ...
  • Shipping containers (almost) never rest, but the office of ContianerAuction.com occasionally does. The holiday season is upon us once again, and the ContainerAuction.com offices will be briefly closed; however email and text messages will still be actively managed. If there is an urgent issue please send a text message to (307) 222-9085. December 25th: Offices Closed. ...
  • File it under 1001 things to do with a used shipping container, professional wake boarders and Red Bull built a very impressive container structure for wake boarding. Let’s start with the crane. The team had to search around the world for a crane that was large enough and had enough speed to pull the wakeboarders over 18mph. They finally found on in the waters of Uljanik Pula Wharf ...
  • Storage pods, storage containers, and shipping containers may seem synonymous on the surface; but the term "storage container" can be used interchangeably with the others, while "storage pods" and "shipping containers" are very different in many aspects. All can be purchased for storing things, but depending on the use pods and containers each have pros and cons to be considered. Let's start with ...
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