Storage containers used as homes

By , June 30, 2010 3:13 am

Storage containers are immediate, strong and durable. You can transport large quantities at one time. You can modify them with minimal skill and without compromising their structural intergreity. Thousands of people in Australia lives in Trailer parks, Rv and modular homes. They are equipt with modern appliances and amenities. These optional features can also be included in storage container. These storage containers are a byproduct of the the developed world trade. They can be recycled into sustainable, durable, immediate housing. I would prefer to be in a metal box (storage container house) during a hurricane or an earthquake than a concrete, wood frame house or a FEMA supplied trailer. We need to get real about helping Haiti and the Third world. A storage container modifed into a house, a school, a clinic, or site office building is a viable option that should be promoted in Haiti and other disaster stricken countries.

Other uses for storage containers

By , June 21, 2010 6:48 am

You might think that storage containers are only used to store and transport goods right? Wrong! Storage containers are used for a magnitude of things that many people probably don’t know about. Storage container conversions is a new industry that is making use of the thousands of used storage containers that are imported to our ports on a daily basis. A storage container can be converted into numerous functional assets that not only increase productivity in the workforce, but also protect important equipment on-site. Some of these specialised storage container products include site offices, portable workshops, granny flats and other portable buildings that can be seen at most construction sites. These storage container products are constructed from used storage containers and custom built to the clients specifications. This means that every modified storage container is unique and can be built from a variety of storage container sizes. For more information on specialised storage containers give Port Container Services a call on 1300 793 668 and talk to one of our storage container consultants.

Storage Container Costs

By , June 13, 2010 12:09 pm
You can find a basic 20′ storage container for sale for $1,000 to $4,000 or more. If you need to buy two or more containers, many vendors will knock a few dollars off the price and lower your transport costs. Vendors charge an hourly rate of $50 to $150 for customizing your container, plus the cost of materials. You could pay hundreds of dollars for basic add-ons like shelving or ramps, up to thousands of dollars to convert storage containers into office space.
Despite having almost three times as much storage space, 40′ storage containers and 40′ high cubes aren’t much more expensive than 20′ models. You can find 40′ containers for about $1,400 to $5,400; high cubes are priced from $1,400 to $5,800.
While new storage containers can cost several thousand dollars, the pricing is more palatable for used storage containers for sale. Vendors buy used units, fix them up, replace any broken parts, ensure they’re water tight, and apply a fresh coat of paint. The containers look as good as new, and you pay about 30% to 50% less for a used storage container than you would for a new one.
Expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 for a used container. Lower end units might include “as is” containers with few add-ons and no guarantees against water or fire damage. At the high end, the containers are fully reconditioned and feature all the functionality of a brand new model. The higher price may include the vendor’s cost of acquisition, trucking expenses, and repair and sealant costs.
Leasing and rentals
The average lease runs for 18-24 months. Monthly payments range from $75 to $150 depending on the condition and age of the container. When leasing, many vendors offer lower monthly rates for longer lease periods. Short-term rentals cost $3 to $8 per day, and you’re not tied down to a specific length term. However, if you plan to rent for several months, it is usually cheaper to work out a lease. Whether leasing or renting, you’re also responsible for delivery and pickup charges.
Storage Containers are an effective and safe way to store and transport your furniture and goods at your leisure. You can save money by loading your container yourself then store it on your own property saving on rental costs and Transport fees. Hire and sale, prices for containers are quite reasonable and transport locally and interstate is cost effective. Safety of your goods is assured as only the most desperate thieves would take the time and effort to break into one of these highly secure storage containers.