[Market-farming] Base for Shipping Container Shed

idyllwild farm idyllwildfarm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 13:22:19 EDT 2014


On one of our shipping container farm stands, we put down about 2in med
gravel. With the container on that- up a bit, we haven't had the problems
that rob described (we don't have a lot of weight in them). But well see if
it's an issue over time with settling.
Mike
On Jul 17, 2014 1:18 PM, "Rob Wallbridge" <rob at songberry.ca> wrote:

> Hi Marty,
>
> I placed mine on a bed of clean gravel, but I'd give serious thought to
> blocks (at least along the front) if I were to do it again. The door
> latches are very close to the bottom (and extend past the bottom of the
> door itself), so you need to be sure to keep the container raised enough to
> provide adequate clearance, and I find I have to keep picking gravel out of
> the bottom latch channels. Otherwise, it provides great storage.
>
> Cheers,
> Rob
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM, Kraft Marty <martyk at allspecies.org>
> wrote:
>
>> We want to use a 20 foot long steel shipping container as a shed. Not
>> sure what kind of foundation is needed. A bed of gravel, concrete blocks,
>> what? Any ideas? Experience with this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Marty
>>
>>  Marty Kraft
>> *Please respond to global warming in your own way. Let care of nature
>> become second nature.*
>>
>>
>>
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