The shipping container continues to grow in popularity for a number of reasons. Modular, easy to transport, and weather-proof, they easily fill a wide range of uses — from tiny homes to urban gardens, pop-up shops, and beyond. However, while shipping containers are rightly known for their durability, proper maintenance is necessary to ensure yours … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Shipping Container
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
The primary use for shipping containers is to transport goods to destinations overseas – but it’s not the only use. There are plenty of creative, ‘outside the box’ uses for shipping containers. Take a look at some of these other creative shipping containers uses from around the world: 1. Housing Shipping container homes can range … Continue reading 10 Creative Uses for Shipping Containers from Around the World
Shipping containers are an increasingly popular commodity. In addition to their primary purpose of transporting consumer goods around the world, shipping containers are increasingly used as on-site storage units by homeowners and businesses wanting to keep their items close by. More recently, containers have even become common building materials for tiny homes, Airbnb rentals, and … Continue reading How Are Shipping Containers Manufactured?
Most people only travel a few miles to their nearest convenience store to pick up a bag of ice — but have you ever stopped to wonder how many miles that ice has traveled to reach you? The surprising truth: far enough to have a significant impact on our environment. Transporting packaged ice from large-scale … Continue reading Relocalize: Transforming Shipping Containers into Ice Factories
Thinking of building a shipping container home, but not exactly sure how to start? You’ve come to the right place. Each year, a growing number of Boxhub customers transform their shipping containers into full-time homes or accessory dwelling units (ADUs). And while buying a shipping container is an important part of your construction project, it’s … Continue reading How to Build a Shipping Container Home
Shopping for shipping containers but don’t quite know where to start? You’re in the right place. Boxhub is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling shipping containers. We help people choose the right container for all kinds of needs — whether they’re buying wholesale for construction and retail purposes, moving house, seeking storage space, … Continue reading Choosing The Right Shipping Container: The Ultimate Guide