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  • Tiny homes and shipping container homes can be very competitive in terms of pricing and size, and a lot of people email us questioning the size and cost difference between the two types of homes, and if one is preferred over the other. While many of the answers are all fairly vague in the early stages of planning, we can help form the discussion and open up with some ideas. Cost Comparison This is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Restaurants and food stands are constantly looking for new and interesting ways to stand out in a highly competitive market, and the Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell is no exception to the rule. Taco Bell has recently unveiled a new pop-up store built out of shipping containers. The restaurant is built from five shipping containers and includes a full Taco Bell menu, outdoor customer seating, and ...
  • Hunting out of a can, under the right circumstances, can be a good thing. Preppers and tiny house dwellers have helped to increase the popularity of shipping containers as housing structures all across North America, and there are increasingly more and more companies that convert new or used shipping containers into hunting cabins, The General Idea The concept is pretty simple. Start with the most ...
  • A common question that comes through from our customers is, "which states allow shipping container housing?", and the answer is unfortunately vague – all of them, for the most part, sort of. The main purpose of a building permit is safety, both during and after the construction of the structure. It also helps with insurance and possibly the resale value of your container home. The building p ...
  • Not all things are created equal, and that includes shipping containers. Well, containers start out created equal, but over time and life on the high seas and high ways they can take some damage. If you're going to be building a container home you'll want to make sure you know what you're getting into. 1. Inspect all used containers: A used shipping container may be “wind and water t ...
  • Shipping containers are showing up everywhere these days, and they're being used for nearly every imaginable purpose - from the original design purpose of shipping goods overseas to storage and modular building units, and even pop up displays for product launches and brand introductions. Case in point, while taking a break from the Intermodal Asia event last week we came across a few shipp ...
  • Rushing into any type of project isn’t advised for any project, especially one using shipping containers. With a little planning, and consulting with someone experienced in the field, can save you a lot of time and money. There are a few points that are easily overlooked by when people start planning to use shipping containers for storage, modular housing, or any other use – we know be ...
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