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  • Shipping container rental businesses are growing in popularity for many reasons, and as the need for extra storage grows more people and businesses will be looking for a scalable, cost effective method to supply the need of the end consumer. No matter if it's a delivery business where the container sits on the users site (on-site storage), or if it's a business model that keeps all of the containe ...
  • Extra storage space is increasingly popular due to the continual overflow of our worldly possessions, and unless you want to rent a storage unit in a location away from your home, there aren't many options available to you. The two main backyard storage options are either a traditional wood frame shed, or a shipping container. There are other options, obviously, such as a pole barn, but the chosen ...
  • Under normal circumstances, a 20' or 40' shipping container doesn't need to be anchored to the ground due to their natural weight, however in some cases like areas with high winds or that are prone to tornadoes it may make sense to add some extra security to keep the containers tied down for extra strength and security. Both the solutions presented require some type of foundation or footer in ...
  • As converting shipping containers into housing grows in popularity, as with any non-traditional structure there are pros and cons to investigate and weigh before jumping head first into the conversion. Similar to modular construction, trailer/mobile homes, and in some cases log housing, shipping container conversions will take a little more time to mature and grow in acceptance rate. Pros of Shipp ...
  • Shipping containers are used for all types of buildings and projects around the United States and other parts of the world. Some of the projects are very practical and have a great every day application, while others are designed purely for a “wow factor” and to gain as much publicity as possible. We've picked out five of our favorite projects, some that we've witnessed ourselves, ...
  • With all the talk lately of wars around the world, more and more people are asking about converting shipping containers into cabins and bomb shelters. Several articles have been published on the site. Without rehashing them in full, we'll focus on a couple of points that need to be addressed before you even consider starting: wall strength, air supply, and cleaning the container. Container Wall St ...
  • If you're in central Florida and looking for a shipping container home for sale, a friend of ours has a great turn-key option for you. This container home started with a 45' high cube container and has virtually everything that you'd need for either a permanent residence or a week end get away place. Let's start off with the construction process, which was very well documented. They star ...
  • A current shipping container trend that's been noticed around the United States is converting new containers in public restrooms for parks, concert venues, seasonal festivals, and many other similar locations. Shipping container restrooms install quickly, are highly customizable, and provide a low maintenance facility. Quick Installation All of the construction and assembly takes place off site, s ...
  • 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 ...
  • While a lot of people don't consider how much shipping containers impact their everyday lives, those of us involved with containers tend to see them everywhere (it's like when you buy a new car because no one else has one, then you start to see them everywhere), and realize that they have limitless potential during, and after their useful life. During the first phase of a shipping containers life ...
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