Fabricated & Erected by
Structures & Maintenance, Inc.
What are we to do with all those empty
steel shipping containers stacking up in warehouses around the
It is not easy being green... or is it? Why not help out the environment? Be
"green"... have Dixie Structures design and
build your dream home, office, studio, clinic, store,
restaurant, emergency (hurricane) shelter, cabin, honey house, or workshop.
We build it at our site, ship it to your location, weld
it together for an almost instant structure.
CNN Report on Container Homes
Talk about strong! These containers
are ideal in many ways. They are strong, durable,
plentiful, cheap, and stackable. If you decide you want
to move, have them disassembled, moved to your new location,
Why are they so cheap and plentiful... and
why are they accumulating in the United States? Because,
there is a great imbalance in manufactured goods (we bring in
more than we ship out... and it too expensive to ship empties
back overseas). So let us (and you) take advantage of
this situation and recycle the containers into something
Not just anybody can do this, because it
involves designing, cutting, welding, lifting, and trucking.
Hey, that is exactly what we do best! No problem for us.
Below is a modular home under construction
at our shop at the time of the creation of this web page.
Check back later for updates on this home and others.
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The actual dimensions of a shipping
container is 8'-0" wide x 8'-6" high x 40'-0" long.
You can start out small, then later
remodel. Remodeling is a breeze... just stack on another
custom designed container without worry about loads... they
are designed to be filled and stacked on ships. The
inherit modular nature of these containers make them perfect
for this use.
A-News Report about Container Houses by
The following is an updated
"Progress Video" on the zigloo home
Take a look at what they've been doing with
these containers overseas:
Container City in London.
Also read this great article for even more
ideas (photos, etc.) and the unlimited possibilities and
current uses of these containers in dwellings and other
The Architect's Newspaper article
Looking for an office, home, workshop, storage
space, bugout (dooms day, doomsday, storm) shelter?...then
our custom design steel shipping cargo container boxes converted by
welding and fabrication using our plans and ideas may be the perfect
solution to your needs.
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Shipping Container Architecture