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  • There is plenty of talk about "affordable housing made from shipping containers", but it's not all affordable. There are a few architects out there blazing the way in very trendy homes that are manufactured with shipping containers as key components. An early builder was "the Beach Box" out in the Hamptons, and the latest to hit the market is a container home in Ferndale, MI, an older suburb of De ...
  • Unlike many other purchases, ranging from automobiles to televisions and smaller household items, buying a new or used shipping container takes a little more time and planning; and with a little bit of planning it could save a reasonable amount of money for you. Buying a shipping container comes down to three main things: Timing of delivery, use, and how long it will be needed. Before booking ...
  • Finding shipping and storage containers for sale near you isn't always as straightforward as it would appear. Containers appear to be ubiquitous when driving past large distribution centers and ports, but finding them for sale in near you may require a little more effort and research. Many of the containers that you see in these places are still in use and not for sale, so stopping at the loc ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location. Â Shipping Container ...
  • There's a fair amount of confusion in the marketplace about the differences and similarities between storage containers and shipping containers. Most people assume they're the same thing, however the similarities stop at the shape of the box. Shipping containers and storage pods both have great features and benefits, but depending on your requirements choosing one over the other could leave your b ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location. Shipping Container Co ...
  • Due to their popularity in the freight industry, shipping containers are inexpensive and convenient. However, their uses aren't limited to shipping and transportation. After making a few minor adjustments you can repurpose a cargo container for use as a temporary office, a mobile storage unit, or even an environmentally friendly house. When considering a container for your next building projec ...
  • Everyone is looking for the cheapest prices on new and used shipping containers, and they hope to get the best deal by trying to go directly to the source. However, what they don't realize is that shipping lines and container leasing companies really aren't set up to deal individual consumers, and many times don't want to deal directly with the end consumer. It's nothing personal about the end con ...
  • Shipping container condition is important to companies or individuals that need a sea bound, cargo worthy shipping container to move goods, and for those looking to use a shipping container for storage that require the unit to be wind and water tight. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a shipping lines definition of cargo worthy may not be in line with the aesthetic expectations of ...
  • Shipping containers come in a few ranges of condition, and depending on what you plan on using the container for you may be able to find a better deal based on the condition of the shipping container that you need. That being said, a majority of shipping containers come in cargo worthy or wind and water tight conditions. While people ask for damaged containers, it's rare that you can find damaged ...
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