We often talk about how great containers are for hunting cabins.  They are portable, secure, easy to modify, pretty much everything you could hope for when making your own hunting cabin.  The head of our shop in Minneapolis passes this hunting cabin that is for sale in northern Minnesota whenever going up north.  It's such a great example of what's possible for a nice, safe, easy hunting cabin, we just had to share.

From what we can tell, they started with a one-trip double-door 40' high cube containers.  That is one that has doors on both ends. The beauty of using a container like this is that they could build walls just inside the doorways on both ends.  On those walls, they added windows and a door on one of them.  When the cabin is in use, you simply keep the container doors open.  When it is time to leave, you lock up the doors and the cabin looks like any other container, nothing unusual or inviting for trouble.

They insulated the inside, laid down a nice floor and then created a built-in bunk bed in one end with a dividing wall to section off the bedroom from the rest of the cabin.  In the other half, there is a small kitchenette and living space.  Depending on your land and access to bringing in water and electricity, it would be easy to add in more amenities.  But if not, it can be an easy off the grid cabin as well. 

As a final touch, they camouflaged the container to it is ready blend into the woods. Check out the pictures below.

Whether you're looking to make your own hunting cabin, want us to modify it for you, or some mix in between, containers make a great option for a secure cabin.

 

This camouflaged 20's will blend in anywhere. 

This camouflaged 20's will blend in anywhere. 

It's almost that wonderful time of year again - hunting season!  The temperatures start to dip, the leaves start to change and all the sudden you have a lot of camo and blaze orange on the brain.  As you are planning out your hunting season this year, have you thought about a container to help you out?  They are great from a basic container to store ATVs and gear to totally done up cabins to hunt with all the comforts of home, and plenty in between.  When you're looking at these pictures, most of them are slideshows, so make sure you check them all out.

Containers are great for just basic storage for hunting.  Once you set them down, they are ready to go, so you don't have to spend weekends beforehand dragging materials out to your spot and building it.  Instead, you can focus on enjoying your weekends AND have a place to store your stuff.

You can also do some basic modifications to make a container a rustic cabin for your hunting party.  Something like this container that has a door and a couple of windows, but no electricity or heat, can go anywhere and you don't need to worry about hooking it up to the grid.  However, if you fill it up with your hunting party, the insulation will keep that heat you all generate inside.

Some people will do a combo where they turn part of the container into a cabin and install a partition so the rest is secure storage.  The nice thing about doing that is you just need to bring in one container and you get the best of both worlds.  This is also nice if you have a larger party that splits up a bit to hunt, but likes to have a base camp to all meet back at later on. You can lock it all up safely while you're gone but have plenty of room when everyone is back.

Maybe you need a deer stand.  Concession windows can make a great option so you can have some comforts while you wait for the deer to arrive.

You can also do a full-out cabin.  Whether you go off the grid or not, you can make a container every bit as snug and cozy as home by adding in insulation, heat, AC, lights and of course some windows to enjoy nature.  A personal favorite for a 2-container design for 2 bedrooms is this one that keeps floating around the internet.  It has such a great use of space and I love the front deck.

Regardless of what type of storage or housing you're hunting for this season, think about containers.  And remember to be safe out there.

You have used containers at work or during building a home.  You love to hunt.  You don’t have a cabin on your land.  Enter – the connex box.  Drop a container on your land, add in a door and some windows and you have a perfect hunting retreat.  Whether it is just a basic spot to base camp, or a complete man-cave, conex boxes offer all the flexibility and ruggedness to be a perfect hunting cabin.

You can insulate them, add in heat (or cooling, or both), add in features that make the cabin perfect for you.  It might be the ultimate get-away cabin for the guys or it might be a snug, welcoming place to bring your kids and grandchildren to teach them how to hunt.

Here is a series of my new favorite hunting cabin.  I got these by email from a colleague.  If you know anything more about this cabin, please let me know!

It starts with 2 used containers
It starts with 2 used containers
Camoflaged 20'
Camoflaged 20'
Archway in the living room
Archway in the living room
Seal up between the containers
Seal up between the containers
Interior work
Interior work
Use cut outs as overhang
Use cut outs as overhang
Living room and bedrooms
Living room and bedrooms
More interior work
More interior work
Living room and kitchen
Living room and kitchen
Finished Exterior
Finished Exterior