Month: December 2015

Shipping Container Dance Studio

Finding room to practice your dancing at home can be a real challenge. Furniture takes up much of the space in a house and when you finally do find a bit of room to move you quickly learn that you are under foot much of the time. Why not build a tiny, backyard studio out of a shipping container?

A shipping container dance studio can be as fancy or as minimal as you like. Want to put in as little effort as possible? That’s just fine. Since your won’t be living in the space plumbing won’t be necessary, electrical can be minimal, and insulation can be non-existent in more temperate climates. Alternatively, if you plan to spend a lot of time in your studio you may want to make it as comfortable as possible. Either way, make sure to do your research before beginning such a project to avoid any surprises along the way.

As far as the dance studio portion of your studio goes, very little is needed. A dance floor is built easily enough using two by fours for a frame and eight foot sheets of plywood. Put a bit of foam underneath for a cushy landing. Use a finish on the wood or leave it raw if you prefer. Just know that raw wood will become worn more quickly than finished wood. Add a ballet barre for under $200 and a CD player or iPod Dock and you have a practice space fit for a queen.

If you are interested in purchasing a high quality shipping container from a company you can trust contact us today!

A New Way To Hunt: Hunting Cabin Containers

A New Way To Hunt: Hunting Cabin ContainersRemember being a young sportsmen; hoping to own a piece of land loaded with enough wild game to make Davy Crockett envious?  A place where memories are made, traditions are upheld and legendary trophies are harvested.  GOContainers has an affordable option for your next hunting cabin.

With the increasing cost of labor and building materials, the dream of owning a hunting cabin has simply become unattainable for many; at least until now.

Many sportsmen across the country are deciding to move to a more affordable option.  For a fraction of the price of a stick built cabin, a growing number of sportsmen are opting for the Hunting Cabin Container. This option allows hunters to spend the majority of their resources on what really matters: the refuge that we call “hunting land” and the pursuit of the hunt.  These units are not only more affordable than a traditional cabin; they are also more secure and require less maintenance.

While other companies have attempted to emulate the Hunting Cabin Container, none have mastered it like GOContainers.  GOContainers has been synonymous with quality and reliability in the portable storage industry since 1986.  These same standards are met in each steel shipping container cabin.

If you have been saving and waiting for an opportunity to be the owner of your own hunting shack, this could be what finally gets you there.  GOContainers  has experienced representatives who guide customers through the process of selecting from a multitude of options to create the perfect hunting cabin. Give us a call today!

Trendy Portable Storage Container “Tiny Homes”

Trendy Portable Storage Container "Tiny Homes"Many out-of-the-box thinkers are checking out the relatively new “Tiny Homes” housing trend.  Used portable storage containers make good tiny homes and are in high demand because they are easy to convert, and GOContainers is the place to get them. Portable storage containers re-purposed into tiny homes are an excellent choice for people who like to have a place for everything and everything in its place. These space-saving homes are perfect for people who are steadfastly against clutter. Depending on local zoning ordinances, tiny home dwellers could buy a lot in town, have their container hauled in and set up, and hook up to city water and sewer. Many rural communities have more lax, less restrictive rules and ordinances, and a tiny home could be set up on a parcel of land where a well and septic could be installed and hooked up to the home.

Portable storage container tiny homes fit right in with the off-the-grid lifestyle many people are opting for these days. People who choose this lifestyle may incorporate household systems that are totally self-contained and self-sustaining such as solar or other alternative heat source, rain catchment systems for their water supply, and composting toilets, negating the need for a well and septic system or the cruder outhouse. They typically have a garden and/or greenhouse to grow their own vegetables, chickens for meat and eggs, and perhaps a goat or two for milk.

On the other end of the spectrum, storage container tiny homes are even being considered as viable housing options by major metropolitan centers, such as Phoenix, which just allowed a more liberal reading of its city building codes to allow construction of the first apartment community of its kind in the Western U.S. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stated:

“It’s part of a new approach to development in the city. My attitude and the attitude of the City of Phoenix is, ‘What the heck? Let’s give it a shot!’ If you have an innovative idea and you want to bring it to Phoenix, you’re going to get the support of the city. We want great ideas to come to fruition in our city.” Read more

Depending on how tiny you want your tiny home, most portable storage containers have a single set of swing doors on one end and come in a variety of sizes, the most common being: 10′, 20’, 40’, and 45′ in length and either the standard 8’6″ height or the 9’6″ High Cube height. There are also specialty containers that you might opt for, like if you want a “front and back door,” you could get a container with double swing doors on each end. You can also get them with open top, open-side, or steel floor.

Other features that make them great for re-purposing into tiny homes:

  • They have high-strength, long-lasting, corrosion-resistant construction.
  • They are built with strong, protective Corten steel that guard protects against external damage that may be caused by rodents or other pests.
  • The containers are constructed with quality hinges and finishes that help extend their lifespan.
  • They are weather-resistant, able to withstand intense humidity and hot or cold temperatures — perfect for any weather condition.
  • They have 2 to 10 factory-passive side vents to release excess heat build-up.
  • They are wind-tight and water-tight, providing high resistance against moisture, mold, and wear and tear.
  • They are suitable for long-term use.
  • Since they are originally built for transport, they can be easily moved.
  • Storage containers usually meet or exceed local building codes.

If you are thinking about buying a home, are in favor of a smaller footprint than a conventional home, and like the quirky idea of a trendy chic tiny home, contact GOContainers to help you pull it all together.