Nine Ways Shipping Container Offices Make Total Business Sense


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Affordable office spaces that meet your business needs are hard to come by. Renting office space is expensive, and particularly difficult to pull off in locations that are more popular. However, remember what they say, in every challenge is an opportunity. Sometimes, it is best to think outside of the box.  Here is why shipping containers should be on your office location shortlist.

Nine Compelling Reasons Why Shipping Containers Make Great Offices




  1. Affordable for Your Business. If you are looking for an affordable office space that helps you stand out from the competition, look no further than portable shipping containers. Did you know that based on age, container condition, and location, you could buy used 40-foot shipping containers in the range of $2800 - $5300?  If your company already has empty shipping containers, then you can save money right from the start. Extra cubic space at minimal costs? We will take it!

  2. Fits into Tight Urban Areas. A 20-foot or 40-foot shipping container may offer limited workspace, but this can actually be an advantage in cities. Due to their compact size, shipping containers can fit in parking lots, next to the warehouse, or almost anywhere you need them. 

    There are various container lengths to choose from, like 10 feet, 20 feet, 24 feet, and 40 feet. You never pay for more than what you need. Compact on the outside and spacious on the inside, containers can make ideal office space.

  3. Portable Office Space. What if you suddenly need to move your shop to an upcoming part of town? What if your current building is in a low-lying area prone to flooding, and you need to quickly locate available business space on higher ground?

    Office shipping containers give you the unique ability to transport your workspace wherever you need.

  4. Sturdy Construction. Shipping containers are made of reinforced steel and designed to carry heavy shipments. This means they can easily handle the office furniture and accessories you need inside your office space. That kind of structural integrity is a big win, especially considering the low cost of used containers.

  5. The Freedom to Modify Workspace - The Way You Want. Shipping containers can be purchased and modified to take whatever shape your office space needs. This is something you most likely cannot accomplish when renting office space downtown.

    Take that wall down! Install sliding doors, air conditioners, and lighting just where you want them. Alternatively, stack them up - the sky is the limit when it comes to how you want to customize your dream office space. Get creative and mod away. 

  6. Weather-Resistant Office Space. Shipping containers are built to endure tough weather conditions. They are water-resistant and can withstand wind gusts up to 100 mph. But, while they are structurally sound, you need to plan for extreme weather patterns you’re likely to experience.

    Look into fastener options in high-wind regions.  Use a good HVAC system and high-quality insulation to keep temperature and humidity constant. Improve ventilation and use desiccants and dehumidifiers to tackle condensation. 

    Add protection to the sides of your shipping container that are exposed to wind and rain the most. Make regular inspections to detect rust and ensure corrosion or rust treatment is done in time. 

  7. A Workspace that’s Good for the Environment. By buying a shipping container, and you are choosing not to generate construction waste that comes from building new office space. You’re also cutting down on costs for brick, mortar, wood, and manual labor, and all the effort. 

    Today, many people (and employees) take note of how your business works to reduce environmental impact. Shipping containers are eco-friendly because they require minimal or no groundwork before setup. By reusing a shipping container, 8,000 pounds of otherwise discarded steel can be repurposed and given a new purpose. Choose wisely and make a difference in the future.

  8. Security. If you are looking to store expensive equipment or fragile instruments, shipping containers are a great choice. Shipping containers can also be fitted with extra security accessories like lockboxes to deter theft and vandalism.

  9. Easy Access and Flexibility. Store surplus material or spare parts in a portable storage container right next to your shop so you don’t have to travel miles to access them!

One end of the container can house stored material, while you use the other half of the container as an office. Check out how our office and storage container combos make that happen.

By now, using shipping containers for affordable office space should be a no-brainer. If you are looking to make the move, we can help.

Why Partner with Us?

Here is what you can expect with Mobile Modular Portable Storage.

Response to your quotes in typically 1 business hour

Containers delivered in typically 1 business day

Our own fleet of trucks and trailers for hassle-free container delivery

High-security containers available

Experienced, friendly drivers

A Dedicated sales representative from start to finish

Shipping containers can provide compact workspace, are eco-friendly, completely customizable, and easy on your budget. They can be delivered to your location in a matter of days and can be set up immediately.

We can work with you to make shipping containers a value-add to your business plan. Get in touch today.




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