What's the difference between ground level offices and mobile offices?

Ground Level Offices vs Office Trailers: What’s the Difference?

If you know about our mobile office for rent services, then you might be aware that we offer two different types office: ground level offices and mobile offices. Both of these container-based offices are wonderful additions to worksites, but you might be wondering – what’s the difference?

While the two are comparable in many ways, there are a few factors that distinguish one from the other.

1. Set-Up and Placement

The most obvious difference is that mobile offices are mounted on a chassis and wheels and then pulled by a trailer to the job site, where is sits in a locked position on a cinderblock mount. They include OSHA-compliant stairs, as well, as opposed to the ground level offices, which have no need.

Ground level offices are completes flat, made out of repurposed shipping containers, and are placed on the jobsite via a crane after being transported.

2. Size Availability

Due to the mobile trailer option not being made from a shipping container, there are differing sizes in what stock we have to offer.

Mobile Offices – 20 ft. and 30 ft.

Ground Level Offices – 20 ft. and 40 ft.

Our ground level offices are offered in the same dimensions as our shipping containers for rent or for sale, save for the Hi-Cube option, which is unique to the non-office containers.

3. Storage Options

Due to the heightened security that a shipping container affords, we offer a variety of different ground level configurations to fit your needs. One of those options is a container office that is made up of  50% storage and 50% office, with an interior wall to separate the spaces.

With the space constraints of the mobile offices, we unfortunately cannot provide that extra storage space at this moment in time, but there is still plenty of space in the office area to enjoy!

4. Long-Term Cost

Due to the upkeep of the chassis and wheels, usually the mobile offices have a few costs down the road that ground level offices can avoid, depending on how often the office moves sites. Since ground level offices are generally a little more expensive to move with the equipment required, they’re better as a long-term, yet still temporary office solution for one site, whereas the mobile office is convenient for companies that need a more portable option.

What Doesn’t Change?

While there are a few things that change between the two office options, there are plenty of things that are the same across the board! And we want to say, we think that they’re the most important details in the end, because Moon want you to have the best portable office around!

1. Terrain

Both offices are compatible with multiple kinds of terrain – the only requirement that they need are a flat surface to rest on for stability. If the site is very rural or natural, then it might be best to keep in mind the transportation methods of each office! The mobile office needs a truck to pull it as well as a jack to lift it for chassis care , but the ground level office are delivered on a tilt bed trailer or roll-back truck, so there could be additional equipment needed – such as forklifts, jacks, or cranes – to place it in the right location.

2. Quality

One thing that never changes at Moon is the quality of our products, our services, and our customer appreciation. We provide only the best shipping container-based offices, regardless if it’s an actual repurposed shipping container ground level office or the portable office. Our offices come with water and weatherproof exteriors, and our customer service is second to none! The durability and versatility of mobile offices are made even better by the quality of the construction, and that’s what we aim to give.

3. Accommodations

While there is some variation between every unit, mobile and ground level offices alike, we make sure to keep our customer’s comfort and safety in mind. All portable offices have:

  • Insulated walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Interior wood paneling
  • Florescent lighting
  • Electric heating
  • Electric ac unit
  • Sliding windows
  • A lockable steel exterior door

With AC for your hotter months and heat for the colder ones, we make sure to include these kinds of amenities in all our portable offices. And, with the included security of the thick, steel, shipping container walls, our ground level offices not only provide comfort, but safety, as well.

4. Moon’s Satisfaction Guarantee

Finally, we’ll never change the satisfaction guarantee that Moon operates on. We value our customers, and are greatly invested in their experience and satisfaction with our service, so we remain as proactive as possible with our clients. Along with our mobile offices, we offer portable restrooms and showers, dumpsters, and refrigerated container storage so that you and your job site have everything you need to be successful.

If you are looking for mobile office rentals or purchasing options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentalsrefrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199.

Ask for the Moon, and get it!

 

Industrial-chic shipping containers

Exploring Shipping Container “Industrial-Chic” Décor

If you’ve never heard the term “industrial-chic,” then you may be surprised at everything that falls under this stylistic umbrella-term. It’s used to describe any repurposed industry-centered item or location and industry-reminiscent aesthetics that revolve around raw materials. These can all include:

  • Weathered wood
  • Building systems
  • Exposed brick
  • Industrial lighting fixtures
  • Concrete
  • Old factories
  • Other industrial spaces
  • Industrial-use items

What we like to focus on, however, is shipping container chic. You might have read our last blog, “5 Amazing Storage Container Projects,” and those projects can actually all be considered “industrial-chic,” despite how different they look! The term is so broad, and yet very distinctive, which is a large reason why some companies choose it – to be distinguished.

“Industrial chic” isn’t supposed to look perfectly finished – that’s one of the details that makes it attractive! Shipping containers are about as raw as you can get – the color varies, it might have a few dents in it because it really was used for an industry at some point, and it’s really just a big, metal box.

Here are some examples of places that really lean into the “industrial-chic” style with shipping containers – one of them right here in Louisville!

Let’s See Some Industrial Chic

1. Copper and Kings: Louisville, KY

After their grand opening in October of 2014, Copper and Kings Distillery made itself out to be a staple in Kentucky’s rich history in the distilling business. By offering their guests opportunities for mixology classes, rooftop-bar experiences, and tours of their on-site brandy distillery, where they deviate from Louisville’s bourbon-centered focus, Copper and Kings brings an interactive flare to the restaurant and bar business.

Apart from what they offer in terms of services, Copper and Kings built itself an industry chic-centered aesthetic, featuring stacked shipping containers at the entrance, as restrooms on the grounds, a gift shop, and an informational center, as well. Check out Copper and Kings’ industry chic theme at:

📍1121 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206

2. SteelCraft: Long Beach, CA

Preferring the term “urban-chic,” this outdoor community space has long since grown from it’s original first location. Striving to be more than just a place to hang out and eat, the organization makes every effort to be a part of the community through, “outreach, live music, and community events.” They now have three locations, offering vendors of the likes of:

  • Hangry Belly
  • Smog City Brewing
  • La Taquiera Brand
  • Modern Filipino Kitchen by Aysee
  • Off Duty Wine Bar
  • Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
  • Duck Donuts

Their spaces are made completely of repurposed shipping containers, each taken from the shipping industry and designed for a new life as a community vendor. As another facet of the industrial-chic style, ‘urban-industrial chic’ certainly ranks high on our lists! Find the urban-industrial chic SteelCraft at any of their three locations:

📍3768 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807

📍16500 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706

📍12900 Euclid St., Garden Grove, CA 92840

3. Crackheads and Choice Juicery: Carlsbad, CA

Are you craving breakfast and some juice? How about some served out of a couple of repurposed shipping containers? Find your balance in Carlsbad Village with Crackheads Breakfast and Choice Juicery, two restaurants you get in addition to that distinctive urban-industrial chic aesthetic with just a taste of the raw charm of the shipping container. As part of an outdoor food-hall, this is one industrial chic design that fits right into the setting. Find these amazing vendors at:

📍430 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

4. Red Fish Blue Fish: Pensacola, FL

With the same bouncy, festive feeling you get reading Dr. Seuss’ rhymes, Red Fish Blue Fish captures that industrial-chic feeling with reclaimed wood from an old Coca-Cola warehouse and their main operations functioning out of a multi-shipping container building. With a focus on sustainability, Red Fish Blue Fish perfectly encapsulates one of the best parts of the industrial-chic aesthetic – the reuse of already existing materials. Since the industrial trend started with vast, abandoned factory spaces that served as a natural aesthetic in itself. Find this sustainably-made industrial chic restaurant at:

📍5 Via De Luna Dr. B, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

5. Odette Estate: Napa Valley, CA

Circling back around to California, the Odette Estate’s slogan, “Effortlessly Elegant, Deliberately Bold” is a great way to describe their particular brand of industrial-chic. Using repurposed shipping containers to function as the winemaker’s office, lab, employee break room, and employee restrooms, Odette went a step further and, like Red Fish Blue Fish, drew from the sustainable aspect of industrial-chic with natural-light high and exposed ceilings, recycled plywood flooring, and LED light fixtures.

They certainly go to show that shipping containers can fit in anywhere – we’ve seen them now on beaches, in cities, in the middle of a winery, where doesn’t it fit? Check out this elegantly-styled industrial design at:

📍5998 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

6. Detroit Shipping Company: Detroit, MI

As a doggedly determined start-up composed of 21 shipping containers that would house the future Detroit Shipping Company, this is another urban-industrial chic hub for food, drink, and good times. Not to mention that in the heart of a car-industry city, industrial-chic isn’t hard to come by.

Containing lots of Michigan favorites and staying pretty local to cater to Detroit residents, the shipping-container compound hold live music, comedy, and other shows in an area that gets a bad rap, proving that industrial-chic doesn’t have to follow the status quo. Find this entertainment hub at:

📍474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201

7. The Eddy: Reno, NV

As a highlight if the social scene in Reno, The Eddy presents an intriguing mixture of a more modern, urban feel and that classic industrial-chic. Some of it’s biggest selling features include a myriad of local brews and and cocktails made out o the repurposed shipping containers that make up the property and the interactive space that fills in all the cracks. From giant Jenga and darts to interactive Burning Man sculptures and pop-up shops, the family and pet-friendly Eddy is sure to have something for everyone. But what else can you expect from a business that operates out of something as versatile as a shipping container? Find this hotspot at:

📍16 S Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501

If you are looking for shipping container rentals or purchasing options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentalsrefrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

Facts about shipping container homes that you should know before you build

Fun Facts about Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Shipping containers are one of those things that have a huge impact on everyday life, but are never really talked about. Considering that they transport half of the sea-bound global goods that make their way from different continents, they’re rarely considered when it comes to consumer trends, since they’re out of sight and out of mind. They’ve been here, though, helping us get goods across the sea since the mid-1950s, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the first patented shipping container home came about.

Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, but are still considered a relative rarity when it comes to permanent living solutions. Since used shipping containers sell for cheaper prices than you’d find for most other pre-built materials, they do seem pretty convenient to use as a foundation to your new living situations. If you’re interested in buying or renting a used shipping container, you can always contact Moon for a quote! If you’re still thinking about it, or perhaps you’re just interested in the concept, here’s 5 fun facts about shipping container homes that you might not have known!

1. You never know what it was used for to ship.

One thing that needs to be taken into account when searching and getting quoted for a used shipping container is the materials that it once shipped. Any container that was used to ship hazardous materials won’t be available for the general public’s use, but in regards to allergies or general cleanliness, you’ll definitely want to double check with your contractor what exactly used to reside within the walls of your potential home.

2. The total cost for building shipping container houses are lower than traditional houses.

This being said, when it comes to living quarters, nothing ever should be cheap. Quality materials that will last are of much higher value than those you can get for a quick buck. Insulation, plumbing, HVAC systems, and the like should not include any cut corners since they play an important role in your everyday life at home. This is why there is a big rift in what you’ll find pricing to be on different sites that specialize in shipping container homes, whether they sell pre-fabricated shipping container homes or only provide information on how to build one. An average that it often used for single-container homes is approximately $30,000 – but again, that’s all dependent on the services and materials you choose to employ in your shipping container home.

3. They’re very versatile.

Taking into account the fact that you can easily have as much space as you want with no limit (except for land space, that is) on the number of shipping containers you can use for your house, the modular nature of these homes is entirely customizable based on your desires and budget. The containers that Moon offer come in 20 foot and 40 foot as well as Hi-Cube dimensions to create any size of house you need.

4. They’re already durable and weatherproof.

With an original job that involves transporting goods across bodies of water, these containers have to be up for the job of protecting that which they’re entrusted with, and since most containers are retired after only a few uses, their integrity stands up to the test. Made from heavy-duty metals such as steel or aluminum and meant to withstand all kinds of weather, sea salt, and conditions, shipping containers are waterproof, fireproof, and sometimes even have earthquake and storm-resistant ratings.

5. In order to build one yourself, you’ll need professional training.

If you’re looking to DIY the entire thing, as we mentioned before, these shipping container homes are only as cheap as the materials and labor allow. If you don’t have professional training in plumbing, metalwork, carpentry, or electrician trades, you’ll want to budget for these services. Too many things can go wrong if they are attempted by a novice or guided by online tutorials, and will only make the house more expensive in the long run. Check out the Container Home Hub’s article, Building a Shipping Container Home in Kentucky – A Complete Guide, for more information about Kentucky shipping container homes.

For Your First Steps, Call Moon

If you’re looking for shipping container rentals or purchasing options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentalsrefrigerated container rentals and more for when you need them during your project. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199 or fill out our online form!

“Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

Used and new storage containers for sale or rent

Choosing a Storage Container: Which One Is For Me?

All storage situation have different storage needs – Moon knows that. In fact, that’s exactly why there’s an option for 20 foot standard, 40 foot standard, 20 foot Hi Cube, and 40 foot Hi Cube storage containers available.

All of our storage containers boast:

  • A highly-monitored structure to maintain integrity and safety
  • Double swing doors at both ends of the container
  • Short or long term rental
  • Location accessibility evaluation
  • Secure lock boxes
  • ISO-Standards for cleanliness, dryness, and security

But which one would be better for your storage needs?

Here’s a few things to consider when making your decision on storage container size.

Use

While it may be one of the more obvious considerations, it’s still a very important one. What will it be used for? Is it workshop storage? Commercial storage? Parts, pieces, delicates, size – it all contributes to the ultimate decision.

If it’s commercial use that the storage container will be used for, ask yourself if the contents will grow. Spare parts and pieces always seem to have a way of multiplying, and if your business if one that finds yourself with an excess of materials that need to be put somewhere, consider opting for a 40 foot container for future materials.

If your storage container will be put towards personal or residential use – for short term storage of items while you deep clean in preparation for a move, or for long term use of seasonal items, make sure you correctly measure how much material you have. Our dimensions allow for plenty of space for most items, but some pieces of furniture may require disassembly if they’re to be put with other big items or bulk boxes.

We also offer a refrigerated option for both 20 and 40 foot containers, with the only difference that the 20 foot is a standard container and the 40 foot is a Hi Cube container. Be sure to take into account that these units offer approximately 2 feet less than the space you would get with an regular container – 17′ 11″ for the 20 foot container and 37′ 11″ for the 40 foot containers – in order to take into consideration the space necessary for the refrigeration equipment.

Dimensions

To avoid any stress about sizes and space, our storage containers have a comprehensive list of dimensions, as listed below.

Dimensions of 20 or 40 foot storage containers

Standard or Hi Cube?

Besides just a 20 and 40 foot size option, Moon also offers the Hi Cube option for both lengths. These containers add an additional foot of height to your storage solution, making any tight spaces just a little easier to breathe in.

Standard containers come in approximate weights of 8,000 lbs. with a 2,694 cubic foot storage capacity for the 40 foot, and 5,000 lbs. with a 1,665 cubic foot capacity for the 20 foot storage container.

This may be changed by negligible amounts from standard to Hi Cube storage containers, but depending on your need, one foot may make all the difference, especially if your contents are fragile and you want some wiggle room.

Space Availability

Speaking of wiggle room, another factor you’ll have to consider is the space you have available for a storage container. These can be delivered and placed on ground level or on a chassis for dock-level access – again, it’s all very dependent on the application your storage container will be serving.

Moon offers a delivery location accessibility evaluation, so that you don’t have to worry, but if you’re in the initial stages of decision-making, our delivery methods for 20 foot storage containers are via a 35 foot flatbed roll-back truck, and our 40 foot storage containers are via a semi-truck with a 40 foot tilt-bed trailer.

Be sure to assure plenty of space for delivery, and call 502-776-2199 for a delivery location accessibility evaluation!

Moon Services

If you are looking for shipping or storage container rental options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentals, refrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”