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Stack and Join: The Newest Concept in Mining Housing Solutions

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

stacked shipping containersWhen planning mining housing for your onsite workforce, flexibility is an important consideration. You want options that can grow with your operation. Portable shipping container homes are a great choice—not only because they’re so easy to transport and set up, but because they allow for custom modifications.


While you could spend time and money to build multi-story, customized work camp housing, there’s an easier way to get the job done. Why pay for the extra labor and materials when you could have ready-made living quarters shipped in and installed? Portable storage buildings and shipping container homes are often the ideal fit.

Stacking & Joining

The layout of your camp should be a big consideration. In mining areas, your space for a work camp may be limited. In addition, you may want navigable space to be used conservatively, to make the camp more functional for foot traffic and equipment transport. To combat space and layout issues, steel shipping containers can be joined and stacked, allowing the same amount of housing, administration, and storage space to exist inside a smaller perimeter.

Multi-Functional Mining Housing

A remote work camp serves as much more than just a place for your employees to sleep at night. When you are hours away from the nearest town, your workers rely on mining housing for food, hygiene, basic health care, socialization, and entertainment. Your goal is to fulfill all of those needs while keeping your camp as efficient and affordable as possible.

Steel shipping containers can be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Efficient workforce housing
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Showers and restrooms
  • First aid facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Recreational facilities

All of these facilities originate from the same durable shipping containers. Based on your operational needs and budget, custom modifications may include:

  • Insulation
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • HVAC
  • Upgraded floors or interior paint to make the spaces more livable

These features make portable shipping containers a sensible solution for housing and storage in a wide variety of climates and environments. By working with an expert team—like our engineers and designers at Falcon—you can quickly decide which features will support your project. And you won’t have to worry about extreme weather affecting your onsite camp.

To learn more about portable storage buildings for your work camp, please click here and contact Falcon Containers.

Tags: Modified Shipping Containers, Container Modifications