Shipping containers have become very popular outside of the shipping industry. These containers have become a favorite item for building homes, adding additions to commercial properties, and even as farming or growing containers. The latest trend in the shipping container industry is back yard sheds. Think: She Shed/Man Cave!
People are finding that these containers provide them with the ultimate base for a shed. The size and structure of these containers, ranging from 10 foot to 40 feet in length, is perfect for creating a customized backyard shed.
Shipping containers can be fitted with shelving, lighting, electrical outlets, and air conditioning. Refrigerated containers even provide extra insulation for those who want a temperature-controlled shed. While protecting the contents from the weather. the design and construction enhance security
You can create the ultimate man-cave or she-shed. Build a workroom or hobby area. Brew craft beer or make wine in a temperature-controlled shed. Create a shed that will hold all of your yard equipment safely.
Advantages Over A Container Shed vs. Standard Shed
The first advantage of using a container shed is the materials used for construction. A standard shed is generally made from wood or wood with a vinyl covering. The wooden sheds need to be weather treated with paint. If not, the wood will begin to rot within the first year. Vinyl sheds must also be cared for to prevent mildew or algae growth. This is especially true in warmer climates.
A shipping container is made from heavy gauge steel that is specially treated to withstand weather conditions. This steel is thick and sturdy and is capable of holding up to 240 thousand pounds on top of the roof (the equivalent of 5 full containers). This makes a container shed perfect for areas with snowfall. The weather coating prevents rotting or rusting for a minimum of 10 years,. Most containers won’t need a fresh coat of paint for around 15 years.
The second benefit to using a shipping container is the door. The container door has a double sealed edge which prevents anything from entering the container. This includes bugs and more importantly, rodents. Rodents are attracted to sheds because they provide a “safe’ place to hide away from people, predators, and the weather. They also like to use these areas for breeding. Having a container shed prevents this from happening.
One of the final benefits of using a storage container as a shed is the cost. The overall cost per square foot averages about $10 less per square foot for a container then a shed. You can get more square footage in a container than a standard shed. Plus the set-up cost is less expensive. Overall, using a shipping container as a shed for your back yard or property is a great idea.
DIY grow rooms are becoming extremely popular. They’re easy to set up. Easy to maintain. Therefore, they have the potential to be very lucrative.
Shipping containers are an economical way to build a home, an office, or a storage facility. But now they’re a perfect solution for grow rooms. While containers have been converted into emergency centers for disaster areas, pop-up restaurants, and even workshops, their scope is much more grand. It’s not just a craze. Shipping containers are beneficial as grow rooms. Check out this video about setting up a shipping container grow room.
Creating a container DIY grow room from a shipping containers offered by Portables360 is an effective way to grow fresh foods in areas where growing may not seem practical. DIY grow room technology, especially those for hydroponic growing systems, have advanced significantly over the last few years. Now, just about anyone with a desire to grow food can make it happen in a shipping container.
Shipping Container Grow Room – Benefits
Hydroponic Growing Is Better for The Environment
Some people want a DIY grow room because they want to grow fresh foods in an area where you cannot grow plants in the ground. If a property does not have room for a dirt garden, it may have an area where a 20′ container can be placed. Voila! A growing area is started.
Fresh organic green leaves lettuce salad plant in hydroponics vegetable farm system
Others choose shipping container grow rooms because they are a very cost-effective way to create a hydroponic growing system. Many growers and farmers turn to hydroponic growing because it is better for the environment. Plants are grown in a nutrient-filled solution that takes a third of the water required to grow plants in the ground. The use of the solution also eliminates the need for a lot of soil for growing. This allows the soil at these farms to “heal”. Soils become nutrient-rich again for the future.
Using insulated shipping containers also allows the farmers and growers to manage all of the growing conditions for the plants. Plants are held at a specific temperature, moisture, and humidity level. The container row system also eliminates the need for using harmful pesticides. They aren’t needed because the plants are being grown in a controlled environment.
A final benefit of a container grow system is the ability to produce more food for longer periods of time. Because all of the conditions for growing the food are controlled, you will get a larger yield from your plants and can grow year-round. The seasons will not affect the interior temperature of the container. It is a very simple solution to growing fresh foods that could help people around the world.
Growing Beyond the Ordinary
A common use for a DIY grow room is vegetables. Many farmers also grow marijuana in shipping containers. The benefits are numerous. Security is of utmost importance. Also, privacy and quality control are paramount. Finally, affordability rounds out the benefits.
Having access to fresh vegetables is another reason that many people opt for a storage container garden. Being able to grow your food in an area where putting a garden into the ground is not feasible makes shipping containers a perfect choice. Growing your vegetables in a sealed container also helps manage pests and keeps unwanted guests out of your garden.
For those who cultivate marijuana, shipping containers offer multiple benefits. A secured location allows you to protect your crops while the controlled environment helps you grow the best crop. A shipping container garden provides you with the privacy you need to protect yourself and your crop. The final benefit of setting up this type of grow area is the cost savings you will enjoy. Shipping container growing areas are more affordable than brick and mortar buildings.
Whether you are a traditional farmer or a new-age farmer, shipping containers offer a practical way to garden. Portables360 has numerous options for buying or leasing a container. In addition, they have numerous add-on options. Call them today!