Shipping container (big metal thing)
My brother rents one, the landowner’s rather cunningly buried some of them and planted grass over them, they’re hobbit-shipping-containers. Stops them getting so hot in summer, though probably promotes rust.
They all have extra locks welded/bolted to the outside as they had some break-ins with the original ones, I think they’re just designed to be secure enough for ships/secure storage yards.Posted 4 years agocoreMember
I currently rent a small unit/workshop to store my (motorised) trials bike, rally car and associated tools/spares, but it’s £1200 a year, and long term I need to save some money, plus it’s 10-15 minutes from home. Oh, and I’m selling the trials bike.
So I’m looking for an alternative, live in a cottage on girlfriend’s parents farm, but no really suitable buildings available.
So, considering a shipping container, as would be secure enough (though I could upgrade it easily), could stick it around the back easily (pending permission….) and I reckon a 205 plus work bench would fit ok. Could modify it for ventilation & use generator for electric.
So any thoughts? Not really expecting to work on car in there to be honest.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
We sent out an email to the Scout group parents, asking if anyone had access to one we could site at a sailing complex, for our canoes etc, & were given a brand new one. (£3-4k for a new one). 😕
They used to have one for bike storage, at Torrent Walk campsite, near CyB.Posted 4 years agojaffejofferMember
anybody been to Wahaca on the South Bank? thats made of em.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
They clad the outside with halved logs to give a log cabin effect. It worked rather well.
I was thinking just that.
It’d fit REALLY well in the space where I’ve chopped down our huge old greenhouse and current shed stands.
Thing is- theres NO chance you’d get it down the side of the house towards the back 🙁Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
They are commonly used by sailing teams as workshops, easy to move around as / when the team visits different places for events. Generally kitted out with electricity, long workbench and storage racks. As above they are very cheap these days. A mate used two to store all his furniture in when his house was being rebuilt.Posted 4 years agostumpyjonSubscriber
Yep condensation is the biggy. Security, cutting through the sides, probably more difficult than cutting through a brick wall. Locks may be more of an issue. Ours has a shielded lock which would make attacking it a pain. There’s not much that is properly secure if the thieves have tools and time. I remember a builders merchants getting done next to a place I worked years ago, they just drove a JCB through the rear brickwork and then took their time to empty the placer.Posted 4 years ago
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