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Accommodate Any Size Work Force with Man Camp Housing

Oil & Gas
1 minute read
Sep 16, 2020
Accommodate Any Size Work Force with Man Camp Housing

Since the beginning of the 20th century, temporary work camps have played a pivotal role in the mining of US energy resources. These field camps, otherwise known as man camp housing, provide remote living accommodations to workforces of all sizes on temporary drilling and extraction sites.

What is Man Camp Housing?


Initially, man camp housing was constructed of canvas tents and wooden frames, but they’ve since evolved into villages of portable units with all the amenities needed to sustain and accommodate a large, temporary work force.

Shipping Container Man Camp Housing


Since Falcon’s beginning, we've created portable man camp housing for oil, gas, and mining companies. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a good man camp. To prepare for future man camp housing projects, we’ve predesigned the housing structures to arrive on site nearly turnkey ready. These units are cost effective, easy to set up, and remain portable to accommodate changing workforce needs.

The durability of these container units helps to maintain their integrity as they travel to their site and relocate throughout their lifetimes. The tough steel exterior and durability also help combat the frequent foot traffic as well as the rugged lifestyle of the profession.


Oil and gas companies find setting up container man camp villages simple. Containers are easy to stack and combine into larger or multilevel structures, easily allowing the creation of different container structures, like kitchen units, living units, restrooms, and more.

Man camps are designed to accommodate growing workforces. As employment opportunities expand and change in the mining and natural gas industries, new man camp structures are needed. Shipping containers help with this expansion. Repurposing containers creates versatile structures that can adapt as man camp villages change over time.


Common container structures in a man camp include:

Supporting a comfortable living environment is essential for any temporary workforce. Falcon creates nearly turnkey man camp housing that’s also secure, stable, and weather resistant. Learn more about the inherent durability and dependability of modified shipping container structures here. If you’d like to reach a Falcon representative to discuss your container project, give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com.

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