Month: May 2019

What Not to Do When Considering Shipping Containers for Sale as Homes

How Cargo Container Homes Are Reshaping Low Income Housing

Estimates suggest there are between 12 and 15 homeless per 10,000 individuals in Texas. In Houston alone, that number equates to approximately 6,300 homeless individuals.  Living paycheck to paycheck is also a national reality affecting 78% of the American workforce. These low-income families spent a whopping 1/3 to 1/2 of their income on housing needs.  Cargo container homes provide a …

How Cargo Container Homes Are Reshaping Low Income Housing Read More »

Container Garage Modification by EMS

7 Step Guide to a Successful Shipping Container Garage Conversion

Looking to do add a garage onto your home but don’t want to drop a lot of cash? What if we told you there’s an affordable solution that can cost much less.  Shipping containers are a trendy, Eco-conscious way to add more room on to your home without breaking your budget. There are tons of …

7 Step Guide to a Successful Shipping Container Garage Conversion Read More »

How Shipping Container Restaurants are Creating a Revolution in America

You want to open a restaurant or bar but you’re intimidated by the risk factors and high costs. There’s a way to make your dream of owning a restaurant come true while keeping your costs down — shipping containers. You’ve heard of food trucks, but a shipping container restaurant? Believe it or not, they’re actually …

How Shipping Container Restaurants are Creating a Revolution in America Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Building a Shipping Container House

The average cost for newly constructed homes is $385,200. Many people are turning to alternative building materials such as shipping containers to ease the cost of new construction.  They are so popular that even hotels like the Flophouze Hotel in Round Top, Texas are constructed entirely from shipping containers. These prefabricated boxes may be the perfect solution to creating …

The Pros and Cons of Building a Shipping Container House Read More »

Conex Box Buying Guide: 7 Factors to Consider before Purchase

For the uninitiated, what is a Conex box? It is a shipping industry term for a standard metal shipping container that provides mass storage and transport of goods across the world. A Conex box seems like an easy sell if you need to ship or store things over long distances. However, these boxes are not …

Conex Box Buying Guide: 7 Factors to Consider before Purchase Read More »