How Do You Stop Condensation In Your Shipping Container?

Condensation inside a shipping container occurs when the temperature inside drops below to dew point. The dew point is the temperature when the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid water. When condensation forms on the interior of the container, the...

How Shipping Containers Took Over The World

Globalization and free trade across the globe have benefited the economy of every country directly or indirectly. In this trade era, shipping containers have contributed to the ease of transport significantly. The scenario which we see today is very different from the...

A Brief History of Storage Containers

People like stuff. Ever since the first human learned to transform raw materials into useful items, someone else has wanted that thing and been willing to either trade for or purchase that thing. As human culture spread across the globe, people's desire for more stuff...

Shipping Container Sizes and Best Uses

Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes and can accommodate a wide range of needs. A standard shipping container comes in lengths of 20 feet or 40 feet long. But buyers are not limited to these standard options. These lengths are just the typical measurement...

What to Look for in a Used Shipping Container

More and more companies are looking for economical ways to acquire additional storage without having to construct another building or lock themselves into a long term lease.  So what are the alternatives?  Shipping containers can be the answer. Used Shipping...

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All States Containers storage containersWhen it comes to construction, shipping containers aren’t usually the first thing that comes to people’s minds. However, the fact of the matter is that there is a whole host of benefits that come with shipping containers, making them the ideal solution to so many projects. Here, we’ll cover just a few of the reasons why shipping containers should be your material of choice


Shipping containers are designed to keep their contents safe and secure through extreme, rough weather. That means they need to be incredibly durable – which also makes them the perfect pick for construction. They are more than strong enough to build a home out of, and that gives them a considerable edge over other eco-friendly alternatives like recycled plastics. So long as you take care of the steel, your shipping container buildings will last for decades without ever springing a leak.


Right now, we’re in a bit of a housing slump, as the next generation struggles to afford the high costs of housing. However, shipping containers offer a smart solution to this problem. The average 40ft shipping container costs under $2,000, but gives you an impressive 320 square feet of living space. Put three of them together, and you’ve got an incredible 1000 square feet for under $6,000.  With the average price of a house and land being over $300,000, shipping container construction can bring that cost into a more affordable range for many people even when adding the expensive of modification.


One of the main reasons why plenty of people choose to build homes out of shipping containers is the fact that they are an eco-friendly option. With more and more of us conscious of our impact on the environment, and keen to reduce our carbon footprint, using recycled materials is the obvious choice. Around half a million shipping containers are abandoned every year- instead of letting all that steel (some 7,700 lbs per container) go to waste, why not reclaim it? Saving you money, and protecting the environment- what’s not to like?


Finally, one of the great things about shipping container homes is that they are incredibly portable. All you need to do is ensure that they are securely held down while you’re living inside them, and you can transport them just about anywhere! Since they are so quick to build and set up, they are the ideal housing solution if you need to move around – or if you just feel like living that nomad lifestyle.

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