Made the decision to use a shipping container? Smart choice! These handy mobile units offer up a treasure trove of possibilities, from additional storage solutions to customized projects. Depending on your specific needs, you might be wondering if you should buy, rent, or go with a rent-to-own option. But how do you know which choice is best for you? We have put together this simple guide to help point you in the right direction.
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.
Startups are popping up all over the place these days. So, if you want to stand out from the crowd of budding entrepreneurs out there, try thinking inside the box with a giant metal box. Yup, that’s right. Getting your gig up and running is a breeze with a shipping container.
Used for more than just transporting and storing goods, new and used shipping containers can be transformed into a host of business creations, saving you time, money, and hassles. Here are just some of the truly amazing things you can do with shipping containers for a business startup.
No doubt you’re excited to receive delivery of your shipping container. But before you schedule a drop off appointment, you’re going to want to make sure that the prep work on your foundation is finalized. Shipping containers are heavy. Be prepared.
At Axcess Box Mobile Storage, we want to help you turn your shipping container vision into a reality. To help ensure a successful project, read on to learn all about ground preparation for your shipping container.
Looking to buy a shipping container? Well, there’s certainly no shortages of awesome options to choose from. But one of the first things you will want to consider is whether to buy a new or used one for your storage needs or DIY projects. To help you make the best decision possible, here are some useful tips to consider before buying new or used shipping containers.
Who couldn’t use more storage space? Whether you’re clearing out the clutter or planning for home additions, having a place to store all your stuff sure can make life easier. If you’re looking for an effective storage solution, here are 10 reasons to buy a shipping container.
Shipping containers offer up a host of innovative work, retail, and living space possibilities. And why not? They’re easy to modify, a breeze to maintain, and built with some of the toughest materials on the planet.
But before you jump on board this hot new trend, you’ll want to do some research first.
Thinking about using this stupendous storage solution for your next project? Here is our guide to buying shipping containers in BC.
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.
Are you looking for more space? Whether its for business, recreation, or residential, having some extra elbow room sure can make your life a heck of a lot easier. But with the high cost of real estate in the Lower Mainland, having the right storage solution simply wasn’t an option for many folks—until now.
Far more than just huge metal boxes used in the marine industry, shipping containers are now used by many for extra storage space. If you haven’t already put a giant, steel canister on your storage must-have list, maybe it’s time you did. Here are three reasons to buy a shipping container in Vancouver.