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  • Using Shipping Containers to Put the 'Shop' in Workshop

    There are a ton of creative and practical applications for used shipping containers. They can be used for much more than just shipping or storing materials. Did you know you could live in a shipping container or convert one into an office or a café? When it comes to shipping container usage, the sky's the limit.
  • From Barracks to Barriers, Military Finding Creative Uses for Shipping Containers

    From safely shipping weapons and equipment in the 1940s and 50s to re-purposing them as mobile offices and barracks or barriers during training, the military has been taking advantage of the benefits of using shipping containers (also known as Conex boxes) for decades.
  • From Dallas to Waco, Texas, Shipping Containers Deliver Unique Benefits

    The Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to the Cowboys, Exxon Mobil, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines and other big businesses. It’s also becoming a hotbed for shipping container architecture as individuals and commercial businesses gravitate toward re-purposing used containers for a variety of building projects and storage facilities.
  • Shipping Container Architecture Booming in Colorado

    From tiny shipping container homes in Salida, Colorado, near the Arkansas River to the 29 shipping containers that serve as stores and restaurants in RiNo’s entertainment hot spot in Denver, shipping container architecture is booming in Colorado.
  • How Shipping Containers Are Made: Step by Step Process

    Shipping containers are everywhere. They’re on ships, trains and trucks transporting goods all over the world, used to store business and personal items, converted into homes and hotels, and modified for rental storage facilitiesConstructing massive amounts of these huge steel boxes capable of withstanding harsh weather and environmental hazards is no easy task.

  • Mobile Medicine: Shipping Container Benefits and Medical Applications

    While there are only so many brick-and-mortar hospitals and treatment centers available, sometimes it’s necessary to find creative ways to provide critical care when and where it’s needed. One trend that has emerged in the past few years – and even more recently with the COVID-19 pandemic – is converting shipping containers into “pop-up” medical treatment or storage facilities.
  • 4 Floor Plan Designs for Conex Container Homes

    There are plenty of options for those who like the unique architecture and functionality of a Conex home but lack the imagination and building skills to create their own outside-the-box design. There are shipping container home design companies specializing in designing and building Conex container homes and offering customers various basic floor plan ideas.
  • How to Build a Shipping Container Home: A Complete Guide

    While most buyers ultimately choose a more common or popular style, some dare to be different by embracing home designs that are unique or trendy. One option gaining momentum is converting a shipping container into a residence. According to a study by Allied Market Research, the global shipping container homes market is expected to reach $73,070.5 million by 2025, up from $44,768.6 million in 2017.
  • Keeping Your Shipping Container Cool in the Summer

    Unless specifically built to be refrigerated, shipping containers are just like your car – external conditions dictate the internal temperature. The shipping containers are typically made from steel, which conducts heat very well. Temperature control is significant if you’re living in your shipping container, using it as an office, or storing items that are especially susceptible to heat and humidity.
  • 5 Tips for Organizing Your Shipping Container Shed

    The only thing better than a well-constructed, secure, and spacious shipping container shed is if it's well organized, so you’re not wasting time trying to find the lawn, gardening, or home improvement tools and equipment you need. With so many outside chores to get done before the sun goes down, you can’t afford to waste a minute of daylight.
  • Shipping Containers: The Perfect Garden Shed

    Instead of investing a lot of money and time into building a standard wooden shed, purchasing a steel shipping container to serve as your garden shed is the ideal solution. Shipping containers make great garden sheds for many reasons, mainly because they are cost-effective, durable, safe, secure, and long-lasting.
  • Do Shipping Containers Make Good Storage Sheds?

    With spring now in full bloom, your honey-do list may include spring cleaning, and reshuffling all your lawn and garden tools in your garage. Have you been wanting to purchase a shed for all your yard gadgets but have been reluctant to pay the cost? How about considering a used shipping container instead.