Tired of fighting traffic, paying for parking, or riding in cramped public transit? There is a lot of time and money wasted when it comes to the average workday. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just work from home? But with the high costs of renovations, creating that home office you have always wanted is just wishful thinking—or is it?
I’ll be the first to admit it—a shipping container doesn’t quite conjure up visions of excitement. I mean, after all, it’s just a big metal box, right? Hold on there a second.
Sure, it’s only four walls, a floor, and a ceiling. But what you can do with a shipping container…well, that’s an entirely different story, my friends.
People ask me all the time about Axcess box and what it is we do. In the past, I simply used to say a shipping container provider (I know, I know, cue the yawing sounds). These days, however, I’ve taken a slightly different approach in my response.
When inquiring minds want to know, I tell them what we’re really all about—container conversions! Yup, after I drop that little tidbit of info on them, folks’ ears perk up, imploring me to dish up more about the biz we’re in.
If you think a shipping container is solely just that, think again. Other than the “yeah, you can store stuff in it” kind of thing, these magnificent metal boxes are being used in a slew of mind-blowing and creative ways.
So, what am I going on and on about? Here are just some of the funky, functional, and fun ways container conversions are turning up the heat and turning heads.
Let’s start with the obvious, shall we?
You’d have to be living in a cave (at least that’s more affordable, though) not to notice Vancouver’s dwindling housing market.
Converted containers are starting to make a lot of sense with Lower Mainlanders wanting to be a part of that exclusive homeowner crowd. To meet the ever-increasing housing demand, shipping containers are being transformed into some pretty inspiring living space options—from guesthouses and home additions to multi-dwelling container projects.
Bottom line? A converted container is the smart, affordable answer to the lack of available housing options plaguing the province.
But that’s not all—not even close.
Okay, so shipping container homes are all the rage these days. You get it. But what you might not know is that converted containers are making a huge splash for those ready to strike it out on their own.
If you are finally willing to listen to that inner entrepreneur and give up the shackles of the daily grind, shipping containers are quite literally opening the doors to a plethora of business opportunities.
You don’t have all day to go over the entire list of super cool business ventures out there. Heck, my fingers are already tired thinking about typing all that up. So, we’ll throw just a few ideas your way to give you the general gist of things.
As you read this, containers are already being used for a myriad of business endeavors, including pop-up shops, cafés, art galleries, bars, theatres, retail stores, offices, darkrooms, and even shopping malls.
If you still think a shipping container is just a container, contact us today. We’ll make converted container believer out of you yet.
Shipping containers vs. self-storage units? Running out of space to store all that stuff? Got a home renovation project on the go? Is clutter taking over your garage? We all have our reasons to want more storage. And, while your first reaction might be to turn to a self-storage option, you could be missing out on a more secure, affordable, and convenient storage solution. Let’s look at the differences between shipping containers and self-storage units.
Summer is finally here in BC! Now that the wet, dreary weather is behind us, many folks are sinking their teeth into household projects, gearing up for the sunny season ahead. But with all that cleaning, organizing, and storing, wouldn’t it be great if you had a handy storage solution to make your life easier?
To help you tackle all those upcoming projects, here some great ways, our storage containers for sale in BC can make the most of your summer plans.
More and more people are beginning to look at the humble shipping container in a new light. These giant metal boxes are not only durable and portable, but also mega versatile, making them the perfect choice for a variety of repurposing projects. If you’re on the hunt for the hottest architectural trend to create (or recreate) something functional, affordable, and fun, here are just some of the cool uses for steel containers. Read more
Shipping containers are everywhere these days. Heck, people all over the Lower Mainland are getting on board, using them for a ton of awesome reasons, from swimming pools and office spaces to cafés and homes. Containers come in a wide range of sizes and conditions, so it’s always a good idea to know what to look for before you plop your money down. To help you pick the right shipping container, here are a few pointers on what to avoid when you are ready to buy a mobile storage bin in Vancouver.
We’ve all seen those big metal shipping containers used for transporting goods. Most often we will see them when they are being transported by train or boat, but shipping containers have been showing remarkable versatility and are now being used in a variety of surprising and innovative ways.
Sure, shipping containers are tough. But just because they’re built to withstand the high seas and every kind of weather imaginable doesn’t mean you should neglect them. Even the strongest, highest-quality container needs some TLC every so often. If you are going to take advantage of some super shipping container sales, here are some handy maintenance tips to keep your container working and looking great for a long time.
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a shipping container. Whether you are planning on creating a new office, greenhouse, garage, wine cellar, or playhouse for the kids, a container is as versatile as it is affordable. But before delivery, it’s always a good idea to check and prep your ground for the shipping container. To help you plan for delivery, here are some handy tips on how to prepare your site for shipping containers for sale in BC.
Been to Granville Island lately? Well if you have, you’ve probably noticed a unique new restaurant that’s all the buzz these days. Popina Canteen is a gourmet counter-service café that’s not only turning out tasty culinary delights, but also turning some heads at the same time.
Sure, this tourist hotspot is a foodie haven for both residents and visitors alike—but Popina Canteen is not your ordinary eatery. Believe it or not, the restaurant is entirely made up of repurposed shipping containers. Why is an outdoor storage box in Vancouver a great restaurant idea, you ask? Read on.