You have a shipping container on your property, but something comes up and you need to move it. What is the best way to go about this? To start off, unsurprisingly, shipping containers are heavy. An empty 20 ft shipping container is 5,181 lbs and an empty 40ft shipping container is 8,267 lbs. Then, if … Continue reading How to Move Your Shipping Container
So, you want to buy a shipping container, but you’re not sure how to buy one. The process can be confusing and sometimes you don’t even know where to start. It may seem unlikely but the easiest place is online. You can chat with experts about your needs, determine the best option for delivery, and … Continue reading How to Buy a Shipping Container
Discover Containers‘ mission is to inspire and educate people about shipping container homes. In order to better understand their passion for shipping containers and their expertise in container homes, we asked founder Aaron Burch a few questions. Here’s what he had to say. What inspired you to launch Discover Containers? Discover Containers was born out of a … Continue reading Q&A with Discover Containers Founder, Aaron Burch
So you’ve purchased a shipping container. Congratulations! Before you get started packing up or modifying your container, have you considered whether it’s appropriately ventilated? Shipping containers come with two to four small vents fitted on their walls. These vents are designed to help the container adjust to pressure changes throughout the shipping process. While these … Continue reading How to Ventilate a Shipping Container
As housing prices continue to rise, more Americans are seeking alternatives to standard brick-and-mortar houses. The alternatives include camper vans, tiny houses, mobile homes, and of course, shipping container homes. Though prefabricated options are increasingly available, you don’t have to purchase a ready-made shipping container home. Instead, you can build your shipping container home from … Continue reading Which States Allow Shipping Container Homes?
Traditionally created to transport goods around the world, shipping containers are gaining new leases on life in myriad ways. From tiny homes and pop-up shops to vertical farms, ICUs, and even swimming pools, the ways in which shipping containers can be recycled and repurposed are virtually infinite. And because they’re so durable and built according … Continue reading 7 Creative, Eco-Friendly Ways to Use Shipping Containers
Shipping containers are primarily used for transporting and shipping cargo — but that isn’t all they’re capable of. Increasingly, storage containers are being converted into offices, stores, storage units, and even alternative living spaces. Are you interested in creating a living space for yourself — or even renting out a shipping container home on Airbnb? … Continue reading How Much Does It Cost to Build a Container Home?
Are you interested in buying a shipping container? It can be overwhelming figuring out exactly what container you need, where to source from, how to get it to your location, and how you can prepare for its arrival. To answer some of these questions, our Head of Supply Chain, Lesley Campbell sat down with Tony … Continue reading Boxhub x Alternative Living Spaces: Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Container
Shipping containers, by their very design, protect your cargo from two common threats: weather and theft. All standard 40ft and 20ft shipping containers are made out of COR-TEN steel (sometimes called weathered steel), an incredibly durable material that is resistant to corrosion. This is one of the features that makes shipping containers capable of withstanding elements … Continue reading Shipping Container Security 101: How to Secure Your Shipping Container
It’s hard to imagine a world without shipping containers. So many things we use in our everyday life are brought over via shipping containers — like the beans in your morning cup of coffee, the books on your bookshelf, and the clothes hanging in your closet. But did you know that shipping containers have existed … Continue reading A Brief History of the Shipping Container