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    Hello all.

    This is my first post ever to anything. So thanks for taking the time to read!

    Just wanted to know if anyone has a business using a shipping container as the building?

    If you do, or are wise to all the necessary procedures it takes to leave one in a certain place, and other issues one would face, I’d love to hear from you.

    Thank you so much and best of luck this new year!!

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    I have visited many commercial businesses run out of shipping containers, from cafes to clothes shops, in fact there is a shipping container hairdresser in my town.
    There is even businesses that sell all-in-one small business set ups where you have a shipping container (with windows and stuff built in) stuffed with everything to get your instant business up and running (well, except for the stuff you have to do yourself such as council permissions, power connection etc. This is a popular model for starting a small market garden business in the US. They are called farm in a box.

    As long as you get the planning and building permissions councils are usually pretty cool with it (at least in my area).

    Shipping container s used as business are not always a cheap option though, they have to be insulated and lined, though you can do that yourself if you are a handy person. The biggest cost is hooking up to power and water etc.

    Paul – FS Concierge
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    A good first step might be to contact your local council planning department.

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    Cheers! Appreciate the input Rowan and Paul.

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