If you are in need of a moveable living space for you, your staff or family, you might want to find out about portable accommodation containers. It is often a good idea, especially for construction companies whose staff usually need to work through the night, to hire or purchase some form of portable accommodation so individuals can be kept safe, comfortable and dry throughout the night in any area or situation.
Containers are most often used on ships to store items or as accommodation or offices, but because they are so versatile and easy to move around, containers can make great portable accommodation vessels for private or corporate use.
What is a portable accommodation container?
A portable accommodation container is generally a box like structure with a floor, ceiling and walls and some way of getting in and out. Sometimes, one whole side of the container can be opened to get goods in or to take them out, but other times the boxes have smaller, hinged doors.
In some cases, containers can even have windows and air vents. Containers are always made out of strong, durable material like metal, but they can also be made out of prefabricated material like chipboard or plastic. Containers that are used for accommodation are usually equipped with doors, windows, air vents and are great for using as temporary accommodation on ships or for construction workers.
They are usually quite easy to move around as you can simply load them up on a truck and deliver them to wherever they need to go. They can be re-used and require very little maintenance. They can also offer more permanent use, for example when they are used as offices, homes or school class rooms.
Why would anyone need a portable accommodation container?
Many individuals make use of portable accommodation containers. On ships, containers are mostly used for storing items for shipping but they can also be used as accommodation for the ships crew or as offices for the crew to work in. In construction, workers often need to labour through the night or to stay on sight to protect tools, work that has been partly completed and to prevent strangers from coming onto the sight.
Portable accommodation containers are great for this sort of thing as the company will simply drop off a few containers at the sight as well as some bedding and basic furniture, and the workers can stay overnight in the containers quite comfortably and safely. Some companies use tents instead of portable containers and this can prove quite dangerous to the safety of the workers.
Often, containers are used as complete homes especially in poorer areas like the locations that dot South Africa sporadically. Containers are much better as home than the corrugated iron shacks that many people live in as they have floors to protect the individuals from mud and sand, they are secure and will stand steadily against attempted break ins and will keep in heat better than other structures. Because in rural areas many individuals cook with open fire, the home catching fire can be a real concern. With containers, this is not a problem.
Containers have also been used to house individuals during natural disasters or during wartime. Many individuals need to seek refuge for whatever reason and portable accommodation containers are a great way of housing individuals in need at refuge centres. They are also great for classrooms and for accommodation at orphanages or old age homes.
Where can you find a portable accommodation container that suits your needs?
There are many companies who offer containers like this including Eng Net Global, Kwikspace Modular Buildings, Absolute Containers and many more.
It is a very good idea to choose the best quality containers possible when you are looking to use them for accommodation. It is necessary that they are as secure as possible and that they will provide adequate shelter for the individuals who will be staying in them.