FAQ

Living in a shipping container sounds crazy - let us clear up some confusion

  • How does this work... actually?

    Shipping containers are known for their structural integrity. They are used to send all of the products we use on a daily basis across the world in ever single elemental factor. All of our containers are inspected by professionals to guarantee the quality and lifespan of each container before construction.

  • Wouldn't a shipping container just turn into a hot oven over the summer?

    Any non-insulated structure can become hot and unsuitable for human habitation in the summer months. A shipping container is as responsive to insulation as any other structure or material. When constructed according to Building codes all homes become safe and habitable.

  • Will shipping contianer apartments look "ghetto"?

    Any housing or building material can become a ghetto unless properly managed. Here in the United States we have “ghetto” in every major American city, yet none of the homes are built from shipping containers. A ghetto is not the material; it’s the people and the governmental management.

  • Won't shipping container homes just become old and rusty over time?

    In as much as shipping containers are constructed with Corten steel, then coated with epoxy paint, it is near impossible for them to corrode as some believe. Any scratched, dented and untreated metal will oxidize and in time corrode. A shipping container home constructed according to building codes will be the most maintenance free structure you could put in a community.

  • Is it true that shipping containers cannot meet standard building codes and conventional housing standards?

    As proven by the actual tests and certifications a shipping container, when used as housing infrastructures or storage units greatly exceed all government standards.

  • Can we open a business inside the container?

    Aboslutely. Look at a shipping container as a great hybrid between a pop-up mobile store and and a small storefront space in a mall. With a customized design and layout, we can provide you the container space to fit your business needs.

  • Will the container house sustain in different weathers?

    Shipping containers are MADE for reliability to withstand harsh weather conditions. Containers are shipped across the Arctic and the high heat and humidity of the Central Pacific with valuable products inside. The durability can simply be reinforced with proper construciton and design to both the interior and exterior of the shipping container.

  • How is the ventilation inside the container?

    Shipping containers are known for their structural integrity. They are used to send all of the products we use on a daily basis across the world in ever single elemental factor.

  • Would this container support Solar?

    Shipping containers are known for their structural integrity. They are used to send all of the products we use on a daily basis across the world in ever single elemental factor. Depending on the size of living space built within the Container, solar power can be scaled to fulfill the electrical load needed.

  • How do I get my ModernBlox?

    Modernblox are designed and manufactured in Stillwater, OK but can be shipped in the world via crane, flatbed truck, boat, or even chopper if you are buying up that property you've always wanted off the coast of the Galapagos.

  • How long does it take to receive my Modernblox?

    For a short answer, 1 month. A lot of this depends on your location and design. We will be building your container while also taking care of all the background work for building codes and utilities in your area.

  • How will my Modernblox get utilies?

    This our job. We have a team of civil engineers and architects that will look at your Modernblox location and determine your closest utilities. Our Modernblox also have the purchasing option for "off the grid" solutions utilizing solar power and disposable water tanks.

  • What if I want to do this my self?

    Sure, why not? Cargotecture is nothing new and there are a lot of people doing it themselves. Where we provide value is our ability to bring you a high quality home at a low cost within a MONTH! Modernblox is here to help, we are the technical experts and can help with your ideas and designs for what you may want to bring to life.

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If you have an idea of what you want built, go ahead and fill out the questionnaire by clicking the button "Start Building". We will ask you a few questions to get a good idea of what your needs are before we build your Blox. We get that this is your first Blox, that's why we are here to help.

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