Your company is searching for a way to put down roots in a new location — but not too deeply. The question is, how exactly can you go about creating cost-effective mobile housing shelters for your employees in the field?
The reality is, shipping containers are one of the best options for mobile housing. After all, they offer both durability and flexibility for those companies with operations that are always on the move.
Here’s a rundown on how to create mobile employee friendly living spaces with shipping containers today.
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Considerations when building with Shipping Containers
Shipping containers are mostly eight feet in width. Thus, when you take into account adding insulation and interior walls to a shipping container, you may end up having a seven-feet-wide interior room. This generally offers a very tiny living space. However, you can always cut and combine them to form a bigger space. Also, you could stack one container on top of one another as well.
One benefit of using shipping containers as mobile housing units is the ability to quickly scale. For instance you can quickly add new containers to existing ones, to scale any temporary housing. This is particularly helpful for industry verticals where flexibility and speed of mobilization is required in the field. Like for instance in the military, oil, mining and construction industries.
One of the top reasons to use shipping containers for your temporary housing is that its exterior, made with 16-gauge steel, is designed to withstand the harshest climates.
Take oil field operations for example, shipping container shelters are ideal because of their ability to stand up to very harsh climates in which oil field operators often work and live. Also, since they are modular, they can be quickly expanded into additional sleeping spaces for crew members. In addition, they can be customized into almost anything, like showers, restrooms, dining areas and even laundry units.
Once you re-purpose a storage container, you can rest assured that it will last you for 25 years or more — even in environments that are difficult. Therefore, as people move containers around, they can trust them to remain secure and safe for those residing in them.
In other words, with shipping containers, you can essentially deploy functional living and work spaces anytime, anywhere and on-demand. After all, they are made to be durable, mobile and modular.
How We Can Help You to Create the Best Portable Temporary Housing
We offer top-of-the-line shipping containers for sale — both brand-new and used ones.
We take pride in providing first-rate container modification services, where we can modify any shipping container so that it fits your unique needs. Our modified shipping containers range from those for emergency shelters to container homes, rooms for electrical switches, and mobile offices.