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Commercial Uses for Shipping Containers

We are always looking for new and fresh ideas and even come up with a few on our own from time to time. As we have built more and more containers, we have had more and more unique asks. We wanted to go over a few of the commercial options we provide in shipping container builds. Some of them may be a no brainer, but some of them are sure to be unique enough to make your head turn.

Shipping Container Restrooms

commercial shipping containers

This is about as useful and functional a space imaginable, and built with shipping containers, you know the structure is sturdy and can withstand weather. These are perfect for outdoor events as they can be quickly brought in and taken back out, or can stay as permanent installations depending on the use you are looking for. Our typical container restroom build features a 20 ft container with 4 unisex bathrooms. Think of these like port-a-potties on steroids. You can purchase multiple units as well to expand your volume. This are also great for music festivals, city parks, ranger stations, and so much more. As always, if you have an idea to customize a shipping container, whether it be a bathroom or not, you can count on the team at Bob's Containers to build your vision.

Shipping Container Bar

Another great use for shipping containers is to make one or multiple into a bar. You do not have to approach the level of Container Bar here in Austin to be able to serve folks beverages, but you do need to make sure and consider a few things:

  1. How many people do you expect to be there at one time?
  2. Is there enough space for that many people? 
  3. What is the parking situation?

As long as you consider these questions, you are setting yourself up for success. It would be smart to have land acquired or at least in mind when you reach out to us as we can help determine the best ways to utilize your space. When it comes to hosting and serving people, comfortability is paramount. Consider ways you can elevate your patron's experience. 

Shipping Container Coffee House

Coffee houses pop up quite often and many of them are small buildings hardly larger than a hut (starbucks excluded). These small areas are functional and simple. That is exactly what a shipping container can provide as well. Our 20 ft models are small enough to fit in limited area, opening doors for placement you may have never considered. Depending on how you set up the space as well, you could have a drive-thru for your customers. Since the sides of the shipping containers are basically blank canvasses, you are able to design them in any way you want. Do you have a friend who is an artist? We can paint the whole thing a flat gray with the intention of letting you paint over it. Start that business you have been thinking of with the ease and simplicity of a shipping container. We can outfit the plugs in the arrangement you would like to maximize utility in the space.

Endless Possibilities

While these are some of the projects we have built or talked about in the past, we are always happy to brainstorm and hear ideas from our customers. We built this company with the intention of including and developing our local communities. We believe in our product and we believe in the process. We know you will too and we can not wait to hear from you!

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