We are selling a 40' standard container on consignment that has been modified to create two insulated offices. We normally don't have containers with modifications already done, but we will sell them on consignment from time to time.  The container is 40' x 8' x 8'6".  One room is 9'5" long x 7'3" wide and the other is 28'8" long x 7'3" wide.  The container modifications include:

  • 2 man-doors
  • Insulation covered with plywood for internal walls
  • Lockbox on original container doors
  • Original container doors insulated and still functional
  • Steel-plate floor that was painted at the time of installation
  • (2) 3' base board heaters (Ouellet), ventilation fans and ducts
  • Lights, heating units and exhaust fan all wired, the container just need to be connected via the junction box in the main room of container
  • Container was built in 2009, modified in 2010.
  • The container is located in Menomonee Falls, WI.  The sells does not have the means to pick up the container, but can rent a forklift for an additional cost.  Super Cubes can help with delivery for a fee if necessary.

Check out these pictures to see more.  If you are interested, please give us a call at 877-374-5452.

We wrote a few months ago about a couple of greenhouses/farms inside containers.  Today we look at Urban Farm Units – a container and greenhouse in one that goes up, not out. In our previous post, we showed a hydroponic farm that can be located in urban centers and a 4-container structure that was farm and shop in one.  Today we look at Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farm Unit.  The farm is a great combination of fish tanks and hydroponically grown plants to provide food in urban areas.  This video shows how it works.

Currently there are farms in Zürich, Berlin and Brussels.   Here is a video of the building of the Brussels farm.

The farms are flexible in what they grow.  What kinds of fresh water fish and what kind of hydroponic plants would you choose?

Additional Note - After publishing this post, we came across this posting that is trying to build an Urban Farm in London.

We have written before that containers can be buried for a root cellar or storm shelter.  Click here for previous posts and videos. However, rarely do we get a picture of our warnings coming scarily true.  In a recent story out of Florida, the police found a container buried under shed.  Floridians don’t normally have basements, so this was unusual in itself.  However, this was one looks like it was not built to last.  The container was not properly braced on the outside or over the roof, so the container is collapsing.  We cannot stress enough the importance of making sure that you properly brace your container and take your local geology into consideration.

Buried container in Florida - caving in
Buried container in Florida - caving in
Doorway into the collapsing container
Doorway into the collapsing container

Have you buried a container?  Post your pictures or tell us about it!  Thinking about burying a container - tell us more about it!

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