Posts

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!”

5 Amazing Storage Container Projects

5 Amazing Storage Container Projects

In the last few years, shipping/storage containers have been adapted for use in a number of building applications. Their durability, price, and availability make them a hot option for builders and buyers looking to take a step away from traditional materials and designs. Plus, because so many of these containers are built every year, building with them is an eco-friendly way to recycle the containers and keep them out of landfills. Below, we’ve put together a list of 5 amazing storage container projects to show you the potential of these containers. 

Zieglerbuild house in Queensland, Australia 

By now, many have heard of shipping container houses, but this home built by design and construction firm Zieglerbuild takes container builds to a new level. This 6000 square-foot home is made up of 31 individual containers. Wood floors, spacious interiors, and an in-ground saltwater pool aren’t features that come to mind when imagining living in a container home, but this astounding property offers them all and more. Visit Zieglerbuild’s gallery for some pictures of this beautiful home. 

Modpools

Modpools is a company that turns shipping containers into custom built, modular swimming pools. Luxury may not be the first descriptor that comes to mind when imagining a shipping container pool, but with features like temperature control, smart lighting, and add-on hot tubs, these pools are top of the line. 

Smoky Park Supper Club

The Smoky Park Supper Club holds the title for largest shipping container restaurant. Standing on the banks of the French Broad river in Asheville, North Carolina, the building is comprised of 19 storage containers. The supper club describes itself as “a gathering place for friends and family, locals and visitors, and everyone in between” and offers a diverse menu with some stellar locally-sourced options. 

Vissershok primary school

The Vissershok Primary School is located in Durbanville, a valley on the outskirts of Capetown, South Africa. Positioned in a highly rural area, the school provides valuable education to an underprivileged community. Taking full advantage of its building budget, the school opted to construct a container classroom to maximize its learning space. With an attached playground, vegetable garden, and gathering area, this container classroom is a valuable asset to a school that is making a difference. 

Cura Pods 

Cura Pods are an open-source response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cura-pods are basically shipping containers that are converted into temporary and mobile hospital rooms, designed for modular use. This design is especially effective for treating highly contagious diseases, since the pods double as sealed quarantine rooms. This design is very promising for use against future pandemics as well as anywhere a mobile and quick to deploy hospital is needed. 

Looking to buy or rent a storage container?

Moon trailer leasing has been in the business of storage containers since 1992. Whether your extra storage requirements are short or long term, our storage trailers will meet your needs quickly. In addition to storage containers, we offer a variety of trailers and mobile offices. Call us today at (502) 776-2199 or visit www.moontrailerleasing.com/get-a-quote/ to get a quote today!

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!”

How the Healthcare Industry Uses Storage Containers

How the Healthcare Industry Uses Storage Containers

Good healthcare is crucial for the happiness and success of a community. Providing this healthcare is a complicated and large-scale task that requires a variety of facilities and professionals. Because of their scale, hospitals, offices, and other healthcare facilities encounter logistical issues on a daily basis. Staffing problems, overcrowding, and transportation complications are just a few of the problems the healthcare industry faces. Keep reading to learn how the healthcare industry uses storage containers to solve some of these problems. 

Mobile Offices

Mobile office containers and trailers are a highly mobile and cost effective office solution. For overcrowded hospitals, medical offices, or pharmacies, the mobile office can be a great way to save valuable space. These offices are typically constructed in small trailers or storage containers. Because of this, they can be easily delivered and transported. Another perk of the mobile office is its fast deployment time and flexibility. Because of their mobility, office trailers can be delivered or picked up as needs arise or change. At Moon we offer 20, 30, and 40 foot offices with a variety of features including easy access steps, heating, and air conditioning. To learn more about mobile offices and their uses, check out our blog on How Mobile Offices are Used in Disaster Relief Efforts.

Shipping

Such a large web of facilities creates the need for fast and effective transportation and shipping. Healthcare facilities use shipping containers for the transportation of equipment, supplies, and medications. Some medications and vaccines need to be shipped at very specific temperatures, which creates the need for refrigerated containers. These units are very similar to normal shipping/storage containers, with the important additions of a refrigeration system and insulation that help to maintain a specific temperature inside the unit. Visit the Moon Refrigeration blog for more information on refrigerated shipping and storage solutions!

Mobile Clinics/Hospitals

Overcrowded hospitals pose a massive challenge to the healthcare industry. Running out of rooms or overfilling a hospital can have drastic consequences, putting extreme strain on staff and reducing the efficacy of treatment efforts. Overcrowding has become a very common issue in the last couple of years as the healthcare industry deals with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some hospitals have adopted creative solutions to this problem, like this temporary Italian hospital made of storage containers. These mobile shipping container hospitals can be extremely effective at combating overcrowding. They can also be useful in more remote areas that may not have adequate access to healthcare. 

Looking to buy or rent a storage container or mobile office?

Moon Trailer Leasing has been in the business of renting storage trailers since 1992. We are veterans in the storage trailer rental industry. Here at Moon, we offer 28, 40, 45, 48, and 58 foot trailers for rent. Whether your extra storage requirements are short or long term, our storage trailers will enable you to meet seasonal requirements or an unexpected increase in demand quickly. In addition to storage containers, we offer a variety of mobile office trailers and containers. Call us today at (502) 776-2199 or visit www.moontrailerleasing.com/get-a-quote/ to get a quote today!

Pros and Cons of Renting or Buying Cargo Shipping Containers for Travel, Storage, International Purposes

Should I Rent or Buy A Shipping Container? 5 Important Questions To Consider

In the market for a shipping container? If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, it can be stressful! Shipping containers can be a major investment, so it’s important to consider your specific needs in the decision-making process. 

Here at Moon Trailer Leasing, we talk customers through the logistics of buying and renting containers every day. We have decades of experience helping businesses and individuals make informed choices for their needs. 

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most important questions you should consider when buying or renting a container. By the time you read through these, you should have a much clearer idea of what you’re looking for! Let’s dive right in.

Question 1: What is it for?

The biggest question you’ll face is why am I purchasing a shipping container. Is your business in need of a durable shipping container for intercontinental voyages, for years on end? Are you looking to remodel a used shipping container into a tiny home, or repurpose it as a shed or pool? Do you want to customize the sides of the trailer with your business logo or some sort of design? If you want to permanently modify or maintain a shipping container for a significant amount of time, you should likely consider buying it outright.

On the other hand, if you’re using a shipping container for temporary storage, travel, an event, as an office, or for other related business endeavors, renting may be in your best interest. Asking yourself this question is a great way to get the ball rolling and begin to figure out what you’re looking for. 

Question 2: How long will I need it?

The next question to consider is time-frame. Renting a shipping container is far more affordable if you plan on using it on a weekly or monthly basis. However, if you know you’ll consistently need a container for over a year, consider buying. The bottom line is: if your time-frame is up-in-the-air in any way, start with renting! 

Some rental companies also provide on-site storage and delivery options for rentals, which makes the whole process a breeze. If you work with a leasing company like Moon, you won’t have to worry about finding a storage space, lugging the container around, or exposing it to the elements. We’re here to handle everything for you!

Question 3: Where will it travel?

As mentioned in Question 1, the types of trips that your shipping container will make is very important to consider. If you’re using the container for storage, renting with a company that can keep it safe for you is a great idea. If you’re thinking about taking the container around the world, or altering it in any major way, buying is better. Unfurnished containers can weigh anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 pounds, often requiring semi-trucks using special trailers to be moved. That’s why some leasing companies offer transportation, delivery, and relocation services, which can make traveling with your container remarkably easier. At Moon, we offer all of this, as well as a preliminary Delivery Accessibility Evaluation to help assess your specific needs before bringing you your trailer. 

Question 4: What size do I need?

Shipping containers are not one-size-fits-all. There are so many sizes on the market, designed for specific purposes and activities. Many people tend to overestimate and underestimate their sizing needs and purchase the wrong size container. We have both 20 ft and 40 ft containers available for purchase or rental, as well as 20 and 40 ft “Hi-cube” containers which are 1 foot taller than standard containers. If you’re stocking up a trailer for overseas or intercontinental travel, it’s not a good idea to have a lot of empty space for your items to roll around! We can evaluate your inventory and sizing needs to help you choose a trailer specific to your cargo needs. 

Question 5: What quality of shipping container do I need?

Are you looking for a “brand new” trailer, or are you okay with a used one? Many used cargo containers for sale are deemed to be wind and watertight and have a long life ahead of them. Choosing to buy or rent a used trailer can be markedly more affordable, especially during shipping container shortages and economic downswings. At Moon, we rent and sell both new and used containers that are thoroughly-inspected to meet ISO requirements as well as our own rigorous quality standards. Make sure you’re working with a company you can trust, or you may find holes or signs of disrepair after it’s too late!

Ready to Buy? We Offer New & Used Shipping Containers for Purchase 

Moon Trailer Leasing offers a variety of shipping containers for sale in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee ready for immediate shipment from our Louisville and Lexington Kentucky yards. We also sell shipping containers from our affiliated depots throughout the US. 

The conditions of these storage containers range from new (“one trip containers”) to various grades of used containers. Pricing per unit is based directly on age, condition and remaining life expectancy. All containers for sale in our Louisville, KY yard as well as units sold from our affiliated depots are sold “as is” and are available for pre-purchase + on-site inspection. 

While many used shipping containers for sale may not be as aesthetically pleasing as newer containers, they may provide an ideal mix of economy and function for your particular storage application.

Ready To Rent? Explore Our Range of Sizes and Amenities

​​We maintain a large inventory of storage containers available for rent that are delivered on our company owned trucks from our Louisville and Lexington, KY locations. Our 40 foot storage containers are delivered using our semi-trucks with 40 foot tilt-bed trailers.  The 20-foot shipping containers are delivered on our 35 foot flatbed roll-back truck. We can easily evaluate your required delivery location to determine if placement is possible.

We rent portable storage containers in a variety of sizes and configurations. For example, we rent containers that have double swing doors on one end or on both ends. Our Hi-Cube containers offer extra clearance for requirements that demand extra floor to ceiling space (8 ft 5-1/2” floor to ceiling height). Shipping containers can be placed at ground level or put on a chassis for applications that require dock level access. All units are forklift accessible.

Contact Moon Trailer Leasing Today

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 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!”

Trailer Leasing in Buechel Louisville Kentucky

Trailer Leasing in Buechel, Kentucky

Buechel is a neighborhood in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. It was incorporated into the city in 2003 and currently has a population of over 8,000. Located in the southern part of the city, Buechel offers parks, food, entertainment, and lots of residential desirability. Some neighborhoods around Buechel include Newburg, Fern Creek, Klondike, Bon Air, and Watterson. Let’s take a look at the history of Buechel, current attractions, and how Moon Trailer Leasing can serve your business in the area.

The History of Buechel

The history of Buechel dates back to 1791, with the arrival of George Hikes, a Revolutionary War veteran. Hikes traveled down the Ohio with his wife from Pennsylvania on a flatboat. He built a large farm as well as the first grist mill, saw mill, and wool-processing machine in the area. Currently, “Hikes’ Lane” is a road that runs through his former property, some of which still stands. At the time, the area was known as “Two-Mile Town” due to its location two miles south of the city of Louisville. The area continually grew, thanks to its location alongside the major state highway, Bardstown Road.

90 years later, in the 1870s, Buechel got its name from John Buechel, a Swiss immigrant and cabinet-maker who bought a tavern-hotel and post office on Bardstown Road. The tavern-hotel was known to be the “halfway” point between Louisville and Bardstown, a welcome respite for road-weary travelers. While Buechel’s property is long gone, the name has stuck. 

Buechel Today

Today, Buechel is heavily developed and populated, in part due to the arrival of the GE plant in the 1950s and other nearby industrial operations. That being said, there are two significant green spaces in the 2.5 mile area: Buechel Park and Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery.

Buechel offers a diverse variety of cuisines. Top-rated restaurants and eateries include Jamaican Jerk Center, Pasha’s Mediterranean, Eden & Kissi, Kathmandu Kitchen and Bar, Borsalino Cafe and Deli, Track’s Bar and Grill, Arno Pizza, The Great Room, Brew and Sip Coffee Bar, My Cafe, and Wacky Willy’s Diner, located in Bill Collins Ford Lincoln of Louisville. 

Popular attractions and venues in Buechel include Robben’s Roost Roller Skating Rink, Off The Rails Tasting Room and Wine Depot, Chocolate and Nut Kingdom, Progress Park Airstream Resort and Event Venue, the Southeast Family YMCA, and the West Buechel Community Center. 

Rent a Storage Trailer in Buechel, KY

Looking to rent or buy a storage trailer or container in Buechel or the surrounding area? 

Moon Trailer Leasing has been in the business of renting storage trailers since 1992. We offer 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers for monthly rent. In addition to storage trailers, we offer ground level storage containers for rent along with portable moving and storage containers that are specifically designed for furniture and other lighter-duty storage applications. Storage trailers are loading dock accessible, equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors, have durable hardwood floors, and are pallet-jack and forklift accessible. If you are uncertain what size or specifications are suited for your needs, our expert staff can help you make an informed decision about what is right for you.

Have questions or ready to get started? Give Moon Trailer Leasing a call. We serve Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky as well as Clarksville and New Albany, Indiana. 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!

Mobile office for rent in Kentucky and Indiana

Options for Portable Offices – 5 Important Things To Consider

Portable offices are typically thought of as offices that are movable and comparatively easier to set up and take down in shorter stints of time. Some types of portable offices are even easily transported from one location to another, which makes these great options if you are in a situation where you may need to rent a portable office space for an extended period of time, but to also need to be able to move it to various locations. 

When it comes to portable offices, there are a variety of options, depending on your unique needs, location, and budget. 

Many event planners, construction site managers, builders, and companies undergoing renovations and/or staffing and building changes, have a need for some type of portable office space at some point in time. Portable offices can provide a quick and easy solution for fast expansion or unexpected changes, and they are often used as onsite classrooms, training facilities, staffing overflow space, storage units, medical treatment buildings, and more.

If you are considering renting a portable office and exploring your options, there are some things you should know in order to make a good decision based on your needs. 

Follow along for some important things you should think about when you are considering renting a mobile office unit.

5 Things To Consider While Looking For Portable Office Rental

1. What size do you need?

Portable offices vary in considerably in terms of their dimensions. The most common units vary from 20 feet to 40 feet in size, and include 20-, 30- and 40-foot units.

2. How portable do you need your mobile office to be?

While the word “portable” suggests that every portable office is movable in some way, some units are especially portable because they are built on wheels. If you need a portable office that is built on wheels, this may impact the size of the unit. Typically portable office trailers on wheels are available as 20 or 30 foot units. 

3. What type of layout do you need in your portable office unit?

While many portable offices look similar on the outside, the types of layouts inside vary significantly based on the unique needs of those using the space. For example, if you are a school using a portable office as a classroom you may will need a layout that is conducive to the types of seating and learning tools and style you will use in the space. This may include a very open design. Comparatively if you are using a mobile office as a medical treatment center, your portable office may need to feature a cluster of smaller spaces that offer privacy.  

4. What type of flooring, lighting, heating, electrical outlets, air conditioning, and security are you seeking?

While every portable office rental company is not the same, when you rent a portable office from Moon Trailer Leasing in Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, you can expect certain standard features to all of our units. All of our portable office trailers have walls, ceilings and floors that are insulated. Our mobile offices also have vinyl flooring, interior wood paneling, florescent lighting, electric heating and air conditioning and windows that open, and secure steel exterior doors that lock.

5. What type of accessibility are you seeking for your portable office?

Perhaps one of the biggest ways that portable offices vary is in whether or not they are designed at ground level or put together with stairs. Portable offices with stairs should always include OSHA approved steps for easier access. Portable offices that are built at ground level do not require any stairs for entry. Larger 40-foot office units are often delivered to your site on a tilt bed trailer. This may be another consideration, depending on the location.

Need a Mobile Office in Kentucky or Indiana?

If you are looking for portable office units 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 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!”

Prospect is a historic community in Louisville and Oldham County, Kentucky

Storage Container Rentals in Prospect, Kentucky

Interested in buying or renting a storage trailer, shipping container, or mobile office, in Prospect, Kentucky? The experienced team at Moon Trailer Leasing has served the area for over 30 years! Our units are affordable, high-quality, and can be delivered on short notice, meeting your unexpected or seasonal demands.

Prospect is a home-rule class city located on the outskirts of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. With history dating back to the 1700s, this prosperous community offers semi-rural and suburban housing, shopping centers, and renowned restaurants. Prospect is also consistently ranked in the top 5 safest cities in Kentucky.

Prospect’s unique positioning along the Ohio River and Harrod’s Creek, a major tributary of the river, makes it particularly attractive for boaters, kayakers, and fans of outdoor activities. Harrod’s Creek Park, located in the Hunting Creek subdivision, offers 4 miles of hiking trails as well as a canoe and kayak launch-site. If you’re interested in renting a canoe or kayak for a few hours or the whole day, Nachand Canoe and Kayak Rental offers a large selection during the summer months. The Louisville Yacht Club, Harrod’s Landing Yacht Club, and Louisville Sailing Clubs are also located in Prospect. There are several marinas and docks in Prospect, including Creekside Landing Marina and Juniper Beach Docks. 

There is a wide variety of culinary offerings in Prospect. Highly-rated restaurants include Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, Mercato Italiano Trattoria and Market, Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, Mojitos Tapas Restaurant, Gelato Gilberto, J Harrod’s, Tea Station Asian Bistro, The Pine Room, Arata Sushi, and more.

Upcoming events in Prospect include the Prospect Music Festival on Saturday, March 5th. Located at the Gingerwoods Event Center on Rose Island Road, this community festival will feature music from “The Remedy of Louisville,” dancing, a cash bar, catered plates, silent auctions, a fashion show, and more!

Shipping Container and Trailer Leasing in Prospect, Kentucky

Moon Companies has enjoyed supplying the Prospect community with rental trailers, storage containers, portable restrooms, refrigerated storage, mobile offices, mini dumpsters, and other services for decades. Whether you own a small business, work in the food industry, are moving or remodeling, hosting an event, work at a construction site, or are landscaping, we’re happy to provide our wide range of full-service offerings. 

When you choose to work with Moon, we are 100% committed to the high-standard of our products and services. As a locally-owned business, we know the region inside-and-out and will provide personalized, responsive work to meet your changing needs. Give us a call or request a free quote on our website to work directly with one of our shipping container experts today. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Used 20 ft and 40 ft shipping containers for sale in Kentucky

Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

Did you know that Middletown is one of the earliest settlements in Kentucky? Founded in 1797, this home rule-class city features a winning combination of historical charm and commercial development. 

Residents of Middletown can enjoy annual events, such as Concert in the Park, a Lenten fish fry, Veteran’s Day parade, and more. Those looking for event space can find ample enjoyment in Middletown’s Community Center, which occupies the site of the historic Middletown Methodist church. Its sanctuary features stained glass windows, pews, and a piano.

The History of Middletown, Kentucky

The name “Middletown” has a contentious backstory. Some historians believe that it was given this name due to its centrality between Louisville and Shelbyville, two larger cities. However, others think that “Middletown” can be credited to being between Westport and “Shippingport,” two early Ohio river port towns. 

Originally a tract of land owned by Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Myers, Middletown’s central location made it quickly become an early trading post for farmers and travelers. It featured a tannery, cigar factory, millinery shop, general stores, a tailor, blacksmith, and more. Its location on a road between Lexington and Louisville made it a popular rest-stop for stage coaches and people on horseback. Early visitors could stay at pleasant amenities like the Middletown Inn. 

In 1910, an interurban railroad was built through Middletown, connecting Louisville and Shelbyville. This caused a population boom in the area, as people were now able to commute to their jobs in each city along the railroad. However, following the widespread use of cars, the railroad was discontinued. 

Today, Middletown has a historic district as well as several properties on the National Registry of Historic Places. There are also many retail shops and popular restaurants in the area. Visitors can stroll through Middletown’s well-preserved streets, experiencing the 200+ years of history for themselves. 

Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

For residents of Middletown and the surrounding areas, Moon Trailer Leasing offers storage trailer leasing, storage container rental, portable office rental, and more. Our 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers are available for monthly rent, as well as ground level storage containers and portable moving and storage containers. Storage trailers are loading-dock accessible, equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors, have durable hardwood floors, and are pallet-jack and forklift accessible as well. 

As one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, we offer many companion services, including roll-off dumpster rentals, portable restroom rentals, grease trap cleaning, refrigerated container rentals, and more!

We’ve served central Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years and take great pride in our hardworking staff, punctual services, and customer-centric approach. If you’re ready to get started with Moon, contact us online or give us a call today. We look forward to working with you!