Shipping Containers

How To Build an Storm Shelter From a Shipping Container

If you live in Texas, you maybe well aware of how many tornadoes you get annually. In fact, even though tornadoes impact almost every state in the United States, Texas gets the brunt of it, with 140 tornadoes every year. In such a scenario, having a storm shelter where you and your loved ones can …

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Malls Built Out of Shipping Containers Around the World

You can do a lot with a few shipping containers. Shipping container houses, restaurants, pop-up spaces, and hotels have become extremely popular in the last two decades. It’s a great way to build a small, sustainable structure with low building expenses and an even lower carbon footprint. Until recently, building grander structures with shipping containers …

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5 Ways Repurposed Shipping Containers Help Grow a Business

Unfortunately, only about half of the nation’s small businesses make it past their 5-year mark. It’s stressful owning a business, and it’s even more stressful finding ways to give yourself a boost. You’ve tried loyalty programs, improved employee training methods, and new product reveals. You might have even tried starting a business podcast. Finding business boosts is …

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3 Beautiful Ideas for a Shipping Container Hotel in Texas

Texas real estate is in the middle of a boom. People are flocking to live in the popular state by the hundreds of thousands. If you are looking to expand your real estate portfolio in Texas, maybe its time to consider some new options. Have you thought about investing in a shipping container hotel? Shipping container boutique …

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Secrets to Living Green in Your Shipping Container Tiny Home

A recent study found that more than half of Americans would consider living in a home smaller than 600 feet. The demand for tiny houses is rising and people want to spend less on housing. Want to live green in this modern world? You can help reduce your carbon footprint by reusing a shipping container for …

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A How-to Guide on Building a Shipping Container Workshop in Houston, TX

At least 85% of homebuyers in 2020 want ample garage space. They want a place to not only keep their vehicles, but to also store their gardening supplies, lawnmower, and sporting equipment. Many people also want workshop space in the garage for woodworking, crafting, or working on home improvement projects. The trouble is, a basic one-stall garage …

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What Are the Different Types of Container Sizes?

The modern shipping container has been around since 1955. Malcolm P. McLean’s company started using the same truck trailers to move goods on both the highway and the sea.  While the concept hasn’t changed much since then, the design options of the containers have changed. Now, you can find shipping containers in an array of sizes …

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Sea Your Shipment Through: A Complete Guide to Ocean Shipping Containers

Thanks to shipping containers, international trade is made infinitely easier. Here in Texas, there are 29 ports of entry that are helping to generate $650 billion in trade each year. The port here in Houston is the nerve center to one of the nation’s busiest waterways. This one port alone handles so much tonnage of cargo shipped by ocean …

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Get Packing: A Rough Guide to Renting Shipping Containers for Moving in Texas

Did you know that roughly 35.5 million Americans move each year? Some move for a job, retirement, or just for a change of scenery. If you’re looking to save money on your move in Houston, consider using moving containers. Using shipping containers for moving has many conveniences. So read on to find out what those …

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