Shipping containes are a big business, both in their original use (shipping things) industry, and their aftermarket applications. Originally, used shipping containers began to gain acceptance as storage units on farms, ranches, and then commercial and residential properties. As more and more people started to see them, some creative architects got involved and began to use them as building blocks for modular housing and cabins - then came the preppers. Preppers, in case you aren't aware, are groups and individuals that are predicting TEOTWAWKO (the end of the world as we know it); and th
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There are loads reasons why you'd want to insulate a shipping container - you're converting it to modular housing, a work shop in a cold or hot environment, or you're creating a storm shelter or prepper bunker and want to make sure that you're comfortable in it, no matter what the exterior climate might be. With all the reasons that you'd want to insulate the container, there are fewer options for how to insulate it, and only a few of them make sense. ContainerAuction.com recently posted an article on "
With the growing inventory of available used shipping containers, the rising price of steel, and challenging economy, more and more people are starting to refurbish shipping containers for other purposes. It’s called many things, refurbishing, recycling, up-cycling, even repurposing… the end result is the same thing, a used shipping container being cleaned up and used for a new purpose.
Shipping containers, no matter if they’re new or used, are a really great way to quickly add on-site storage space, and we're about to give you the top ten reasons that you should be using containers for your storage needs!
1. Quick Installation: There's little, in many cases no, building involved, and in many parts of the United State you don't even need a building permit because it's not a permanent structure (legal disclaimer: check with your local government first).
One of the biggest differences between a new and used shipping container, aside from the obvious paint and condition, is the lack of a lock box. Used shipping containers are designed with the shipping line or container leasing company in mind; while a new (one trip) shipping container is designed with the end user in mind.
DETROIT, MI -- A forward-thinking real estate development company, Three Squared, Inc. has made exceptional progress with its cargo container residential and commercial construction initiatives due to escalating marketplace acceptance and demand driven by superior cost efficiencies, heightened profitability, and minimized build time. The company, whose pioneering shipping container building solution offers systemized and sustainable construction resulting in affordable luxury, announced an array of significant company projects and other milestones, as follows.
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
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.
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.
Shipping container flooring has seen various changes over the years, and the type of flooring can depend on the type of container or the company that originally had the container built. If you’re plans are to purchase a container for intermodal shipping or to use as a mobile storage unit, you may not need to be overly concerned with the flooring material and structure. If you plan to modify a container into a modular housing unit or some other type of residence, you may want to consider the structure of the container and flooring material.