Cost Comparison: Shipping Container Homes vs. Traditional Construction
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by Jared Powers
5M ago
The rise of shipping container homes has marked a significant shift in the housing market, offering an innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective alternative to traditional construction. As more individuals seek environmentally friendly and financially accessible housing solutions, the appeal of container homes continues to grow. Understanding Shipping Container Homes Shipping container homes utilize repurposed shipping containers as the primary structure, transforming them into modern, efficient living spaces. This approach not only recycles materials but also offers a unique aesthetic and ..read more
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The Sustainability Benefits of Container Homes
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by Jared Powers
5M ago
Hey there, eco-conscious home seeker! You might have heard the buzz around container homes, but did you know that they’re not just quirky, customizable, and affordable but also incredibly sustainable? That’s right, by choosing a container home, you’re making a statement for the environment while creating a unique, comfortable living space. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the sustainability benefits of container homes, so grab a cup of (fair-trade) coffee, and let’s get started! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Container Home Mantra Repurposing shipping containers into homes is a prime example ..read more
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The Sustainability Benefits of Container Homes7
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
Hey there, eco-conscious home seeker! You might have heard the buzz around container homes, but did you know that they’re not just quirky, customizable, and affordable but also incredibly sustainable? That’s right, by choosing a container home, you’re making a statement for the environment while creating a unique, comfortable living space. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the sustainability benefits of container homes, so grab a cup of (fair-trade) coffee, and let’s get started! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Container Home Mantra Repurposing shipping containers into homes is a prime example ..read more
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Using Shipping Containers for Affordable Multi-family Housing
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
The need for affordable housing is growing in many areas around the world, and shipping containers offer a unique solution to meet this demand. Shipping containers are strong, durable, and can be repurposed into living spaces, making them an ideal option for creating low-cost housing communities in a fraction of the time it takes for a traditional multi-family construction project. Benefits of Shipping Containers One of the main benefits of using shipping containers as a building material is their availability and a form factor that allows for easy expansion. Shipping containers are relativel ..read more
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Shipping Container Dorms: Use Case
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
As we noted in our previous blog about shipping containers being used for student housing at Fisk University, the constant growth of higher education enrollment means these institutes have to explore alternative options to building traditional dormitories. While there are quite a few options available, such as housing students in hotels and traditional buildings, these solutions can come with exorbitant costs, lengthy timelines, or in some cases, both. A custom, modular solution may be the best route depending on the needs of the institution. This is where shipping container dorms come into pl ..read more
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Commercial Uses for Shipping Containers
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
Shipping containers have traditionally been used for shipping goods across the globe, but in recent years, they have also gained popularity for use in commercial settings. These sturdy and versatile containers can be easily modified and repurposed for a wide range of commercial applications. Bathrooms and Washrooms Shipping containers can be easily customized to include all the necessary amenities, such as toilets, sinks, and showers, and can even be equipped with features like air conditioning and heating for added comfort. Shipping container bathrooms are a popular choice for events, constru ..read more
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Fisk University Turns to Shipping Container Dorms
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
Accommodating students is something many Universities struggle with. As enrollment continues to climb, the need for cost-effective housing solutions arises right alongside. Shipping containers are an excellent alternative to creating the old-school-style dorms of generations past. Fisk University has decided to utilize 40 ft customized shipping containers to house their students. These units provide benefits over traditional builds with lower costs, far less time to unit readiness, and ease of upkeep. If you are interested in a solution similar to this, reach out or schedule a meeting to discu ..read more
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Commercial Uses for Shipping Containers
Bob's Containers Blog
by Jared Powers
1y ago
Shipping containers have traditionally been used for shipping goods across the globe, but in recent years, they have also gained popularity for use in commercial settings. These sturdy and versatile containers can be easily modified and repurposed for a wide range of commercial applications. Bathrooms/Washrooms They can be easily customized to include all the necessary amenities, such as toilets, sinks, and showers, and can even be equipped with features like air conditioning and heating for added comfort. Shipping container bathrooms are a popular choice for events, construction sites, and ot ..read more
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Announcement of Partnership with Thrive Mortgage
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
Bob’s Containers Partners with Thrive Mortgage to Offer Comprehensive Financing for Your Entire Container Home Project Austin, TX – Thrive Mortgage and Bob’s Containers have teamed up to provide their customers with comprehensive, whole-project shipping container home financing solutions. This partnership, formed in November of 2022, will unlock even more financing options for customers looking to install a shipping container home on their property with Bob’s Containers. Thrive Mortgage, headquartered in Georgetown, will be an integral part of Bob’s providing their customers with the best poss ..read more
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Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Homes
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by Jared Powers
1y ago
There is a ton of information out there on whether shipping containers make good form factors for homes. We may be a little biased, but we think container homes are pretty awesome. They do certainly have some drawbacks and we do our best to educate our customers on how to mitigate some of the shortfalls of containers. Each type of home has it’s own set of complications and needs for upkeep. The small size of these shipping containers promotes a minimalist lifestyle with far fewer things to go wrong compared to a few thousand square foot house. Take a look at the pros and cons in the infographi ..read more
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