Specialty Containers

  • California Architects and Designers Create Amazing Shipping Container Homes

    Shipping containers are being used in more and more places as the basic structure for houses and apartments. In previous posts, we’ve talked about the affordability of shipping container homes. We featured an off the grid container home in New Zealand and an apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona made from a group of stacked shipping containers. Both of these projects provide creative, comfortable homes. They don’t however, come anywhere close to pushing the limits of creative design. Just in...

  • An Acre of Farmland Inside a Shipping Container

    A shipping container is essentially, a secure, weatherproof box. It is a very large box, measuring 20, 40 or as much as 53 feet long. That box can be temperature controlled. It’s moisture content can be regulated. The lighting can be manipulated to provide as many hours of daylight equivalent as desired. In short, a shipping container can be a perfectly controlled growing environment. The option of using a shipping container as a self-contained agricultural unit, probably doesn’t make too much...

  • Open a New Bar Quickly with Converted Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers can be converted and installed quickly for either temporary or permanent usage. That’s why shipping containers were the structure of choice for two bars, one at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin and one in Lyttleton, New Zealand. The Gebhardt Galaxie Bar at Breese Stevens Field will function as a concession stand serving twelve different craft beers on tap and offer barstool seating. Breese Stevens Field, of course, is home to the professional Ultimate Disc team...