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  • Tailgating for college football is a national pastime, and for some it's more important than the game itself. Alumni and fans roll out of their hotels and RVs, and students make their way from the dorms to arrive to the game early, fire up the grill, and crack open a nice cold beer. It's one of the few times that drinking before noon is widely acceptable. Some of this however, could be about to ch ...
  • A little while ago we posted an article about "How to Build a Container Cabin", and we're getting closer to starting construction on the shipping container cabin. The plan has changed a little as we've redefined our needs, and now we're now putting together the total costs for materials, labor, the shipping container, and the transportation to Wyoming. The original plan called a single ...
  • A first of its kind for Denver, the new mixed use property located at 25th and Larimer Streets is built out of 29 recycled shipping containers. Colorado is home to several shipping container houses, like this one in Nederland, and a Starbucks in Northglenn, but this is the first commercial application of this type, and we’re excited for it. The construction of the project started in May of ...
  • At the start of 2013, Mill Junction was two unused grain silo in the Newtown section of Johannesburg; flash forward to 2014 and the same structure now has been converted into affordable student housing, including 375 apartments, study facilities, lounges, computer rooms, and a gym. However, it doesn't stop at a simple conversion project; the development includes 61 used shipping containers on ...
  • We were recently contacted by a major university that has a problem to solve. Every summer the school takes a group of students to Wyoming for a field class and the issue they asked us to help address was a relatively simple one: where to put their students when it rains? During clear weather the students sleep in tents at the various camp sites, and the school rents a large camper to shelter the ...
  • There are a lot of reasons that people build homes out of shipping containers, ranging from the very practical reasons, to the very creative reasons. No matter that your agenda is there are a lot of industry experts, literature, and tools designed for shipping container homes that can help to get you started. While reading this article, please keep in mind that just like building a tradition ...
  • A few months back, two retired shipping containers in Savannah, Georgia were converted into a reat looking single family home. While the interior of the place is impressive, unlike other projects the exterior of the containers remained in the natural state - displaying the original blue paint, shipping line markings, and even the BIC code that was originally assigned to it. The two 40' shipping c ...
  • Going into week 3 of College football season every division championship is still up for grabs, but the University of Nebraska has one edge that's caught our attention, and it takes place in 20' shipping containers outside of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The University of Nebraska is gearing up to provide luxury tailgating facilities to Husker Fans and naming the encampment "Blackshirt Village ...
  • Many types of companies have been using portable, job-site offices for years. They can be seen on construction sites, oil fields, and even emergency management sites. While the idea isn’t new, a twist that has grown popular is to convert new or used shipping containers into the office. It’s a solution that’s cost effective, very durable, and environmentally friendly. When com ...
  • Our partner in Toronto has been busy this winter converting 20' shipping containers into portable offices for construction sites, drilling stations, and other similar companies.  All container parts are custom made specifically for shipping container conversions, as opposed to retrofitting standard frame housing doors and windows, and installed at the production facility in metro-Toronto. A ...
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