Garden Sheds are another popular way for containers to be recycled and used within the community. This beautiful blue container shed has its own water tank and automatic spiral door.
Adjacent to a tree field and a private garden, the owner has a secure location to keep all of his garden supplies and tools. The shed is in pristine shape, and is a reflection of how much love the owner places in gardening.
Nestled away at the entrance of Wen Sun Farm (文山農場), there is a mult-colored, camouflaged container box, which easily blends into the trees during the winter season. In addition, there is another box situated further into the campground, which may either be an office or possible residence.
Wen Sun Farm (文山農場) is a popular campground destination, as well as a place to spend an afternoon under the pavilion barbecuing with family and friends. Deeper into the campground, there are a couple of shops next to the tea fields, so you can grab some hot tea and enjoy the scenic views.
The idea of camouflaging our Container Box is fascinating, and it's great to see the effort they made. It's really some good quality work.
Walking down a side street in Hsinchu, there was an eerie whipping sound in the distance and we felt compelled to find it's source. As we proceeded down the street, the sound got louder and we could see a dark, ghostly shape hovering in the wind. Finally, we realized it was a loose tarp slapping against the side of a Container Box Garden Shed.
It appeared that instead of installing a roof to keep the temperature down, the owner opted to cover his Container Garden Shed with a black tarp. Yet, due to the high ocean winds, it eventually came undone, and now it's forever destined to flap in the heavy breeze.
If Willy Wonka built himself a Cargo Box Office, this is exactly what it would look like. An orange frame, white doors, and a rainbow umbrella. This is the perfect, quaint little get-away, and the design is as minimalistic as can be.
The most impressive feature is the pulley canope constructed to cover the Cargo Office during those hot summer afternoons. We've researched various schematics online and we think it's the "Slide-on Wire" approach.
Sometimes the most amazing part of a Cargo Office are the extra details that people addon, such as the slide-on wire canope. It's one of those details we'll be on the look-out for in the future.
While strolling to the park yesterday, we stumbled upon a rare find in the world of storage containers. Lo and behold, in the middle of a construction area, it was half an Office Cargo Box.
Now, we had no choice but to study it for a moment and enjoy the sheer beauty of seeing a Cargo Box Office so small that you could literally fit it on the back of a small pick-up truck. Imagine how many construction sites this box has been on.
It was somewhat reminiscent of the small ice houses we've seen during wintertime in Wisconsin. However, if you put this on ice, I'm sure that it would sink like a rock. Anyways, it was a delight to see another way that Cargo Boxes can be recycled and re-used in the real world.
Directly across from the river, there is a beautiful, multi-container box office, with horizontal I-beams supporting it underneath. With the steel frame painted blue, and the container doors and window borders painted white, it gives the office a very polished feel.
Also, the overhanging roof design is quite modern, and aesthetically subtle, as the roof blends into the box-like structure almost seemlessly. It was pleasurable to see how various materials were merged together with the containers, and really shows the architect's creative flair.
Knowing how much Mark Twain enjoyed traveling up and down the river, we believe he would love this Quad-Container Box Office. Built directly over a stream near the Port of Taichung, these container boxes are supported by multiple I-beams that cover both sides of the channel.
Although it appears to be in disrepair, the remnants of the wood deck and iron stairs still give a sense of what it was like in its heydey. It was really a site to behold.
It is every Gardener's dream to have their own special Cargo Shed Office, where they can keep all their most precious gardening supplies, as well as keep themselves cool during those hot Taiwan summer months.
In Taichung, we saw an extraordinary Cargo Shed Office adjacent to several fields, and it was clear that the owner spent a lot of time tending to his crops. Naturally, he needed a low-cost space to unwind after a hard day of work in the field.
It also gave us an opportunity to study the elevated awning on top, which serves as protection against the sun's rays. Without the extra cover, the cargo box's metal roof would absorb the intense heat and make cargo box living unbearable. Take note of the low-cost steel stud supporting the awning, which shows that it doesn't need to be expensive to be useful.
The Daqing Night Market (大慶夜市) is extremely busy eating destination on weekends in Taichung. In order to handle the influx of visitors, they have refurbished half a dozen cargo boxes into everything from offices to storage lockers to bathrooms.
Open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday night, the Daqing Night Market (大慶夜市) is located a block away from the Daqing station (大慶) on Taichung Metro Green Line. They have ample parking for both motorbikes and cars, however, on the very busy nights, driving a motorbike is probably more convenient.
Their Cargo Box Facilities are pretty scattered throughout the Night Market.
Many people know Longtan Lake (龍潭湖) for it's Taoist Temple and various restaurants, but few know about the fascinating array of Container Boxes which surround it. Masterful artworks some of the boxes, with colorful depictions of dragons, birds, and other aquatic themes.
Longtan Lake (龍潭湖) is a well-known tourist destination in Shanglin Village, Taoyuan City. At the lake's center is Longtan Nantian Temple (桃園龍潭南天宮), which can only be reached by a maze of bridges that span each side.
Tourists can also ride paddle boats, eat at restaurants overlooking the lake, and enjoy the scenic nature walks. Plus, you can also appreciate the different Container Boxes that surround the lake. We've included photos of the various ones we saw.
Can you give me a supersized container box roof with that burger, please? Without a doubt, this one of the largest, individual container box roofs that has ever been displayed on this site.
Supported by solid iron i-beams both in front and back, it would take a monster typhoon to bring this thing down. Also, instead of using cinder blocks, they opted to use two concrete blocks on each corner instead. Concrete blocks have more strength and resistance to weather and pressure than cinder blocks have.
Since this car dealership is only a mile from the ocean, they needed to take the frequent rain and extreme weather into account. They really put a great deal of effort in making this container box office last.
On an added note, the salespeople are friendly and have a wide selection of of great vehicles. In terms of customer service, they really have the market cornerned.
On a stroll in Hongshulin, we came across a fascinating Cargo Box Office that tickled our imagination. It appeared as if the box fell into disarray, possibly for several years, and it was now being used for storage. However, at one time, perhaps the owner opened a small Cargo Shop or provided a service for local residents.
Whatever the purpose, it seems a shame that it can't be put to better use. It appears in good enough shape to be a binlung shop or even a local cafe'. With a little elbow grease and some paint, this could be fixed up like new. With a little imagination, it could be used for almost anything.
Need a few extra feet of square footage? Just turn those container doors into walls, and presto, now there's the extra motorbike parking area you wanted. When it comes to re-using those shipping boxes, there are no rules in construction. Everything they taught in carpentry school goes right out the window!
In addition to the container door/walls, they also added a spiral door in the front. Usually, this is for either parking or a small shop. Also, they incorporated the container into the rest of the building and extended the box in the back.
It's fairly common to see Container Box Offices in Paid Parking Lots these days, especially around Taipei City. They're inexpensive, easy to move, and they serve a vital management function.
This particular parking lot is over in Linkou District, close to the MRT Station and an upscale shopping mall. It has all the basic amenities, such as air condtioning, electric, outside lights, as well as the necessary security. Considering that it's only a parking lot container office, they put considerable work into it.
So, hat's off to whoever designed this Container Office, it's quite decent.
There appear to be three essential ingredients for a Car Dealership in Taipei; an empty parking lot, plenty of cars, and a container box office. We have seen this formula play out again and again, and for this type of business, it makes plenty of sense.
Containers are easily accessible, simple to move, and relatively cheap, especially on an island. It seems that any car dealership close to the ocean will always make use of Container Offices.
What made this car dealership extra special is that they also had a Container Box Log Cabin, which was something we've never seen before.
Here is a photo gallery showing the various angles of both Container Box Offices that were being used at this particular location.
If there are a bunch of Container Boxes sitting in your company's parking lot, you might as well make use of them. Stack a few of them together, add a door and a couple of windows, and voilà... you have the perfect office!!
Sometimes a simple paint color scheme can make a world of difference with a container box office. Whoever painted this really had an eye for asthetics, and not only for the container but for the entire car dealership.
There were a number of special things around the area, from a large garden to a circular swing, and they even a couple of parrots! Plus, we would like to add that the sales people were very friendly and offered honest prices.
Who says that shopping for a car can't be fun? It was a very enjoyable experience.
As with any business, a company will try to monetize their profits any way they can. So, today we introduce a small company store at a local construction site. On one side of the street, there's a regular, blue Cargo Box Office.
On the other side of the street, you have a couple of regular, orange Container Boxes, however, inside one of them is a cooler and quite possibly, a company store. Why have a worker go to 7-11 when you can keep them on the site and buy a coke in your Cargo Box shop?
Every day we see great uses for Cargo Boxes, but this is the first time we've seen it used for a Company Store.
Hey guys... let's get two or three container boxes, stack them on each other, and we'll have our own office! That's likely how the conversation started when they built this fascinating and intriguing blue work of wonder.
Judging from the size of the air conditioners, this Jumbo Sized multi-container office obviously gets a lot of use. Also, it goes to show you, it doesn't have to be pretty to be effective. With a little paint, it could really look amazing, but maybe there's a psychology in how it presents itself. All in all, it's a pretty cool set of digs.
Container Car Dealership Offices are very popular on islands due to the high number of ships that come in, which leads to an abundance of retired containers being available. The benefits for this kind of office are never-ending; they are inexpensive, they're similar to pre-fab office designs, and they can be moved at a moment's notice.
This particular container garners attention for the brick supports at the bottom. It may be the least amount of effort required to protect the cement pavement underneath. Yet, the container's roof does deserved some praise for it's angled design. With a little paint, that roof would look pretty sleek.