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CONTAINER HOMES

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Fabricated & Erected by
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Structures & Maintenance, Inc.

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What are we to do with all those empty steel shipping containers stacking up in warehouses around the United States?

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.

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CNN Report on Container Homes

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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, and reassembled.

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 useful.

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.

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A-News Report about  Container Houses by ZIGLOO

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The following is an updated "Progress Video" on the zigloo home project:

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Take a look at what they've been doing with these containers overseas: Container City in London.



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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 architecture:  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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This document was created on 11/08/07, rev. 05/14/13
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References: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc - Shipping Container Architecture