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Freight Shipping Containers As Houses

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

We’ve seen a lot of uses for freight shipping containers in our area. Mostly people use freight shipping containers as a means of storage. During the holidays stores will keep extra items and merchandise; construction sites will stores valuable equipment; individuals will keep items they need protected from the weather elements… the storage ideas are endless. But this idea for freight shipping containers, we could help but share it with you:

Freight Shipping Containers Construction Material

Freight shipping containers used as the main construction material for a house!

And it hasn’t just happened once! The first U.S. multi-family condo using used freight shipping containers is scheduled to break ground in Detroit this year. Upwards of 25 million 20’ containers and 40’ containers are transported around the U.S. ports per year. They carry everything from toys, to electronics, car parts, clothing, and much more. After a while travel does take a toll on freight shipping containers and they much be retired. Usually to be sold as durable storage on location. But now, architects and designers are looking to turn used freight shipping containers into houses.

Why freight shipping containers? Well they’re durable and secure, stable and reliable. Even used, they offer a solid foundation. They also stack together easily, making the design possibilities endless. They also are designed high winds, salt water and air, and they can hold up to 60,000 lbs.

Some builders and architects warn that while innovative, freight shipping containers should not be considered affordable or low-cost building material because the cost of up fitting and creating a suitable living environment still remains. However other designers, like those behind Vancouver’s first social housing project made of freight shipping containers, think the use of them is cost effective.

Storage Uses for Shipping Containers and Container Alternative Uses

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Storage Uses for Shipping Containers Storage Uses for Shipping Containers

Storage containers are just like Legos, they can be connected side by side or stacked on top of each other. This gives you a framework to build whatever your imagination can dream up. You can even add electrical, lighting, plumbing and HVAC to your build. Now we can start to see the many different storage uses for shipping containers.

Shipping Containers Alternative Uses

Wine Cellar Building a wine cellar in your home can be very expensive and a big space consumer. A steel shipping container will provide the space and separation need to store precious wine collections. The container can be designed with air temperature controls that ensure the wine is stored properly. School Storage Schools have a lot of storage needs, from text books to PE equipment. Storage containers are excellent for storing books, desks, and any other equipment that is needed. Home Renovation During a renovation storage containers are an excellent place to store furniture and possessions during building or revamping. Farm Storage Why build an expensive barn, when you can just purchase a storage container. Storage containers are very secure and less expensive.

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