Shipping containers seem to be ubiquitous, even more so when you're in need of one. During the course of a normal day you may pass by them in the street, drive by a shipping container riding on a chassis as it cruises down the highway, or even notice that construction site that you've passed five days a week for the last six months is loaded with converted shipping containers - on converted shipping container office, and several modified shipping containers being used as portable storage containers.
Ever wonder how to install a steel man door in a used shipping container? Check out this article:When you convert a shipping container into a storage unit, workshop, home, and other structure that you need to move in and out of on a regular basis; it may be more convenient to install a man door in your shipping container than to use the factory steel doors on either end of the unit.
It's taken a long time, but cargo containers and modular housing seem to be joining forces. Modular housing, prefabricated housing, or "kit homes" as they're sometimes called, have been around a lot longer than you'd think. Surprisingly, the first documented modular house was built in Australia in 1853. The trend gradually caught on and found it's way to England, then finally to the US to support the gold rush in 1908.
We take several questions a month from people interested in converting them into storm shelters and survival bunkers. Overall, shipping containers make a very good building block for these types of projects for many reasons. Shipping containers are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, the interior can be modified to meet almost any type of project, and they're affordable and readily available almost anywhere you need them.
Thinking about building a house out of shipping containers? There is a lot of talk about this trend these days and the fans of this building method are increasing in number. A big part of the reason for the growing interest is that there are a lot of container houses now that look incredible. This building style could still be considered somewhat 'cutting edge' (though it's been around for decades), and there are many factors to consider. I have compiled a list of shipping container pros and cons as food for thought for anybody learning about this building style.
This is a great new concept for shipping container housing. It's a little pricy, but well worth the investment! Andrew Anderson has a great idea, and we're excited to see #2.http://containerauction.com/read-news/cargo-container-home-in-the-hamptons
When you shop for a shipping container you may find a variety of prices available. It is easy to buy the first cheap storage container you find. You must, however, understand what goes into shipping containers prices in order to determine if that great deal is really as good as it seems. There are many aspects that affect the cost of shipping containers: size availability, location, condition, how long you need the unit, and added features or modifications.
Ohio has a lot of trade and commerce. Supporting the rubber and chemical industries alone means that a lot of shipping containers move in and out of Ohio on a monthly basis. Great, what does this mean to anyone in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania (think Pittsburgh and Erie), or West Virginia (Wheeling, Morgantown, and Clarksburg)? It means that if you’re looking for a used shipping container to use as a storage unit, modular housing component, farm or mine storage, a Cleveland Browns Dog Box, or just to keep your toys in, you can find a cheap unit either for sale, or on a container auction.
ContainerAuction.com hosts online auctions for shipping and storage containers, and next week they have great offers starting on 20’ containers located in Memphis, Tennessee.These containers are in great condition and can be used for shipping and transportation, storage, or a container home or other modification project.They are all built to the following specifications:
Shipping containers are generally active in the world of intermodal transportation and logistics. Cargo containers allow for our daily goods to be imported and exported to different areas of the world with a great deal of effeciency, providing both financial and energy savings. If not for these containers you probably would not have gotten many of the products that you've come to rely on in your daily life. However, due to environmental developments and eco/green housing initiatives, many of these used shipping containers are getting a second lease on life.