How to Create Portable Temporary Housing with Shipping Containers

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Jan 2, 2020
How to Create Portable Temporary Housing with Shipping Containers

It’s a well-known fact that shipping containers are built for portability. Their steel exterior and rectangular shape create the perfect unit to ship goods overseas, and although their portability is important when shipping goods, it also comes in handy once the containers are repurposed.

Choosing to repurpose a shipping container into a portable and temporary living space is beneficial for a variety of industries. A few of the industries that utilize these structures include:

Modified shipping containers used in a oil field man camp.

Organizations that find themselves needing multiple units tend to benefit the most from repurposed shipping containers. A container can be stacked on top of another, cut and combined to create a larger space, or added as an individual unit to scale a facility as needed. These larger facilities are common for organizations that need portable living space, making shipping containers a great choice to make the design, construction, and growth of these facilities more manageable. Temporary oil field housing, for example, often includes more than just a space for crew members to sleep, they need laundry services, dining areas, restrooms, and showers. Shipping containers allow for a customized configuration of individual boxes, enabling a company to design the facility that works well for them. The ability to create a larger living facility helps make the most of the allotted space on a remote man camp, and as the facility expands, more shipping containers can be added with ease.

Shipping Container Portable Living

Oil and gas shipping container housing is both a reliable choice and a practical one. The 16-gauge steel exterior of a shipping container was originally built to withstand harsh climates out at sea. Once repurposed, shipping container structures can be trusted to last 25 years, even in difficult environments. As the containers are frequently moved around, they can be trusted to remain safe for their residents.

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Modifying shipping containers off-site, instead of scheduling a construction crew to build on-site, allows the containers to be modified in a controlled environment. From there, they are shipped ready for set up. Thanks to the standard sizes of shipping containers, the delivery and set up processes are made easy as the containers fit onto the bed of a truck and are unloaded by a crane or forklift.

Shipping Container Kitchen

Shipping container temporary living makes the most out of minimal space. A Jack and Jill style 40-foot living container can be equipped with up to four bunk beds with a bathroom in the middle or further modified as desired – change one of the living spaces into a kitchen instead! Falcon Structures has gone so far as to provide standard floorplans that fit the needs of many companies. Modifications can be made to further customize a living container to meet the unique needs of each industry. Frequent modification options include:

Learn more about shipping container temporary housing by taking a closer look at what Falcon Structures has created for the oil and gas industry:

Are you interested in speaking with a shipping container expert? Give Falcon Structures a call at 877-704-0177 or email at Sales@FalconStructures.com.

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