Getting a 40ft shipping container next week. Looking for ideas from actual people who have attempted to build a shop around a container. Saw on Pinterest that some have used them on the sides- add trusses, and enclosed center. Has anyone done this?
I put two twenty footers side by side twenty feet apart, then added a roof. I use the containers for lockable storage and do work in the covered space between them. I like the arrangement, they are very strong, lockable and rodent proof.
If I was doing it again, I would have put down a concrete slab.
We took a 40 footer and cut them in half, added concrete for floor between the two and a roof that covered the structure at my old house. I enjoyed it for about 10 years. We sold that house this Spring and I miss it terribly! My late husband had his shop in one of the containers and I had storage in another. We parked between the two as it created a garage. Storage also in the roof area above. We had shelves inside each unit. It was hurricane proof lol! Because we have snow, it did require the roof. Otherwise the condensation was an issue during the latter part of winter during thaw spells from the snow. Hot as **** in the summer... but once we put on the roof the fluctuations went way down. I wouldn't have one without a roof. I enjoyed having one. Surprisingly it didn't hinder my ability to sell the home either. I had over asking price within 24 hours of it being on the market.
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