Super Cubes LOVES container homes.  That is no mystery to anyone who reads this blog.  But most of the time we repost pictures and stories about container homes and buildings that we had no part in.  Not today!!!  We are SO excited that a Super Cubes customer is making an 8-container home using Super Cubes containers!  The customer was so generous to let us come on over for the big crane day to lift the containers into place.  Check it out!

The couple first approached us back in January about containers.  They had their own architect and structural engineer as well as welders to do all the work on the home, they just needed to add containers.  After going through all the necessary hoops to get everything approved, the land surveyed (twice!), and the usual weather delays, they were finally ready to get going.  We staged the containers at a location a couple of miles from their new home.  This allowed us to get the containers nearby and speed things up for the big day.  Even with lots of planning, we staged the containers in the first half of April and weren't ready for them until May.

Crane rentals are VERY expensive.  You are paying for a crane, but also several operators and workers necessary to make sure everything goes smoothly and safely.  For that reason, it was critical that we got all the containers in place in one day.  We encountered the typical construction problem - a snag with the timing.  The steel beams that support the containers on top of the foundation were late coming in, which meant that not only did we need to get the 8 containers placed in one day, the beams had to be placed and welded as well. 

Luckily, the homeowners had a great crew at the ready and everything moved along at a great pace.  We were a couple of hours late starting on the containers, but still managed to get them in place in one day. There was a slight rain delay at one point and some severe weather, but They all got in!

The homeowners are an amazing couple that had a real vision of what they wanted and went about it in just the right way - working with an architect and structural engineer to design the house.  They found the welders and other sub-contractors that they will need to do the work on the house, as well as working on it themselves. They were also realistic in that the container is a great building material, but it has limits as well.  They had to make some tough choices on their original wish list and the final design, but finalized a great open-plan house that will be stunning.

Below are pictures of the project with some descriptions.  It was great to get to be a part of this project and we can't wait to see the final house! 

Do you volunteer or work for a group that needs more storage?  A youth sports team, a church group, or a community group that has stuff and nowhere to put it?  Think about a container!  Containers are a great way to provide storage where you need it and solve other space issues that may come up while you are busy doing what you do best - keeping your group moving forward!

Containers are a great way to keep the stuff you need right where you need it.  No more dragging stuff from home every week, or stuff taking over volunteer's garages.  You don't have to worry if someone misses an event and they have all "the stuff".  You have it all right at the field, in the parking lot or wherever is convenient. If you are collecting items for a charity, team garage sale or other purposes, a container is a great way to keep everything in a safe, central location.

Containers can also be converted into concession stands.  Instead of having to assign someone to bring treats and drinks, why not raise money with a concession stand for parents and spectators?  Install a concession stand window that locks up safely between uses.

Containers can provide a changing room or work space onsite.  If your team places at a place where you don't have access to facilities for changing, managing or any other task you'd like to do outside of the elements. You can easily add on man-doors, windows, partitions, etc. to make the container do more for you.

Containers are so flexible and easily tweaked to fit any need your group might have.  Call us today at 877-374-5452 to find out how we can help.