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Gone are the days of long wait times and extensive construction projects to create functional office spaces. With shipping container offices, you can have a temporary workspace up and running in a fraction of the time it takes to build a traditional workspace.  


Not only are cargo containers mobile and easy to set up but they can be tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. Imagine having a customized, eco-friendly office space that you can move wherever your business takes you!  


In this guide, our team at A American Container shares our top tips for setting up a temporary workspace.  


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The Benefits of Temporary Ground-Level Offices 


Shipping container offices or GLOs offer several standout benefits. First, they are cost-effective. Traditional office spaces can be expensive to set up and maintain, but shipping containers provide a more affordable alternative without compromising on quality.  


Mobility is another significant advantage. These containers can be transported easily from one location to another, making them ideal for businesses that need to relocate frequently or set up temporary workspaces at different construction sites.  


Another strong plus for a GLO is that containers can be modified to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need extra windows for natural light, heating and cooling, or electricity, the options are almost limitless.  


Shipping container offices are quick to install. You don’t have to wait months for construction to be completed. In many cases, you can have your workspace up and running in a matter of days. You can’t beat that!  


Last, these workspaces are incredibly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, providing a safe and secure environment for your team no matter the weather outside.  


inside the 20-foot container modification with interior finishing


Setting Up a Temporary Workspace 


Whether you’re on a job site or in an office environment, there are several key elements to consider for an efficient, comfortable, and flexible workspace.  To help you get started, here are some tips for setting up a temporary workspace:  


#1. Container Sizing  


At A American Container, we offer a range of container sizes to fit your workspace needs, starting with 20-foot to 40-foot containers. We also have smaller 10-foot containers available from time to time, ensuring you have the flexibility to choose the perfect size for your specific project.  


When selecting the appropriate container size for your temporary workspace, consider the following factors:  


  • Space Requirements: Assess the amount of space you need for your daily operations and any additional equipment or furniture. A 20-foot container might be sufficient for smaller teams or basic setups, while a 40-foot container offers more room for larger teams and equipment.
  • Mobility Needs: If you anticipate needing to move your workspace frequently, a smaller, more mobile unit like the 20-foot container can be more convenient. 
  • Customization: Consider what customizations you might need. More substantial modifications might be more feasible with larger containers, providing more flexibility in layout and design. 
  • Project Duration: Think about the duration of your project. If it’s a shorter-term need, you might opt for a smaller, more cost-effective container. 


Ultimately, aligning the container size with your specific workspace needs will ensure you make the most out of this versatile solution. 


A well-planned workspace not only boosts productivity but also enhances overall work satisfaction. 


#2. Choose the Location  


Generally, temporary workspaces can be located anywhere. However, shipping containers should always be on level ground to ensure stability and safety. Aside from that, there are a few other things to keep in mind to create an optimal working environment.  


Here are some important factors to remember when choosing a location for your ground-level office:   


  • Make sure there is easy access to the container. You’ll need enough space to not only fit the container but also to allow for ease of access and any peripheral equipment or structures. Plus, we need ample room to deliver your container.  
  • If you want to modify the container to include lighting, HVAC systems, and internet or Wi-Fi connections, you will need access to an electrical hookup.  


A American Container tip: Always plan your temporary workspace with future needs in mind. A well-thought-out location can significantly enhance productivity and comfort. And who knows; your temporary GLO could become more permanent as your needs change.  


#3. Consider Modifications 


At A American Container, our shipping containers can be transformed into nice temporary work areas and break rooms. To meet all your needs, our skilled team can modify these containers to include a variety of essential features, ensuring that your workspace is both comfortable and functional.  


Here are some of the modifications we can provide: 



Whether you need lighting, insulation, HVAC systems, or specific flooring and windows, we’ve got you covered. 


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A American Container – Your Reliable Source for On-Site Storage   


Using a steel shipping container as a temporary work area offers a practical and cost-effective solution for those in need of a functional environment to work in.  With the expertise of our team at A American Container, you can transform a simple container into a productive and comfortable environment tailored to your company’s ever-changing needs.  


Don’t let limited space hold you back from pursuing your business goals. Contact us today at 813-740-1911 or 813-945-9521 to explore the possibilities and get started on designing your perfect GLO! 


Please be aware that the container industry is on high alert for scammers! A American Container will NEVER ask for a deposit to purchase a container, we do not accept online or app payments such as Venmo, Zelle or Cashapp. We do not list our containers on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or any similar site. We do not have online chat agents. Please make sure to call us at 813-740-1911 for assistance or come by and visit us at 7001 East Adamo Drive, Tampa FL! Contact Us
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