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Shipping Containers as Pop-Up Hotel Rooms


Aaron Supreme explains what to do with containers and how you can use shipping containers as pop up hotel rooms.

Did you know you can repurpose shipping containers as pop-up hotel rooms? This is an ingenuous, creative and cost effective way of providing temporary housing in luxury accommodations. Pop-up hotels are getting more and more popular around the country, and shipping containers are forming the basis for that movement. 

According to Top Hotel News, studies show nearly 70 percent of millennials are seeking a personalized travel experience when on vacation. Pop-up hotels that don’t have the sterility and impersonal feel of traditional hotels are making a splash with young and old alike.

Versatility and Creativity

With so many beautiful destinations to explore all over the world, it’s easy to see why shipping container hotels could fill a need for more creative lodging options. They don’t take up a lot of space, and can be combined together to provide repurposed lodging where before there may have been none.

In one 20-foot container, for example, you can include a queen-size bed, living room area with wet bar, and bathroom with shower. One whole side of the container can be made of glass or windows to provide a beautiful view as well as a patio area with retractable awning. You can place a shipping container pop-up hotel room pretty much anywhere, such as a vineyard, farm, coastal area, golf course, rooftop, or wilderness retreat.

Why Shipping Container Hotels Are Good For the Tourism Industry

Shipping containers are…

1.     Environmentally Friendly

Shipping containers are beloved for their eco-friendly benefits, giving units a long and durable lifespan. Plus, they are reusable after having served their initial purpose. You’re utilizing fewer materials such as cement and bricks, too, which can be harmful to the environment.

2.     Are Less Expensive to Construct

Reusing shipping containers represents a more cost-effective option over building from the ground up, purchasing materials and getting contractors to create a traditional hotel. Shipping containers usually only cost about $2,000 to $4,000.

3.     Strong

Shipping containers can stand up to Mother Nature, able to withstand wind, rain, sleet and snow. In addition to being durable, shipping containers are safe and secure because they were built to be in the first place.

4.     Attract More Guests

Because travelers want to stay at unique places on vacation, you can boost your bottom line when drawing customers to the novelty of shipping container hotels. It’s a unique selling point that can’t be ignored.

5.     Easy to Build

You have the advantage of off-site construction when you create shipping container hotels. The units may be cut beforehand, then transported to the site, where they are assembled all at once. Build times are a lot faster when compared with crafting a brick-and-mortar structure.

Thus, the timeline for completion is quicker than a traditional hotel – representing a driving force between businesses in the tourism industry who are looking to the creativity of shipping container structures for their hotels.

Contact Aaron Supreme

To learn more about our shipping containers and how you can repurpose them into pop-up hotels, call us at 800.243.0403.

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How Shipping Containers Can Be Used in Schools


There are many reasons why schools may need shipping container classrooms, lunchrooms and locker rooms. Perhaps they don’t have the physical space required to accommodate their student population. Or maybe the school has recently undergone budget cuts, unexpected damage from extreme storms, or the closure of nearby schools which is forcing them to accommodate more students than they can realistically handle.

Whatever the case, administrators are now faced with reconfiguring their existing space and coming up with more creative, yet affordable, ways to meet the needs of the student population. This is why shipping container classrooms are such a great idea in communities across the country. Not only are they innovative and cost-effective, they’re a convenient way to add square footage in emergency situations.

Affordable and Transportable Solutions

Not only are these containers quick to set up and mobile, they can be modified with heating and AC depending on the season. Several can be stacked together vertically, or laid out in a line horizontally. And oftentimes, when you see the finished project, you can’t even tell that shipping containers were used to construct the extra space.

The walls of shipping containers are crafted of steel, which makes them extremely strong and durable. You’ll also save a lot of money using containers than if you were to construct a traditional building from the ground up. Implementing an environmentally friendly expansion can add thousands or even tens of thousands of square feet of classroom space.


Portable shipping containers can offer schools storage solutions for things like sports equipment, extra classroom furniture, instruments, and laptops. They’re easy to secure and relocate, allowing elementary schools, high schools and colleges to scale up the resources that they make available to the students.

There are many ways you can modify a shipping container. You can convert them into:

  • Lockers and benches
  • Shelves
  • Overhead roll-up doors
  • Climate control
  • Custom racks for weights and athletic equipment
  • Ventilation
  • Personnel doors
  • Overhead lighting

You can utilize them for many purposes to deal with lack of space elsewhere, such as lunchrooms, classroom overflow, locker rooms, equipment sheds, garages for grounds keeping equipment like riding mowers, and school and sports field storage.

Benefits of Shipping Container Schools

There are many benefits to shipping container schools.

1.     They’re Flexible

The containers can be customized off site ahead of time so they arrive ready to use for a specific purpose.

2.     They’re Affordable

Shipping container schools will cost half of what traditional construction costs per square foot.

3.     They Can be Put Together Fast

Shipping container builds are very time efficient, as many are pre-fabricated so they can be delivered quickly.

Rather than put up with cramped conditions in a school – something not feasible during a pandemic – it’s smart to invest in shipping container schools.

Contact Aaron Supreme

Aaron Supreme would be happy to help connect you with a shipping container for school use. To get a free quote and to learn more, contact us at 800-243-0403.