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S.I. Container Builds

Turnkey and DIY Multipurpose Spaces

S.I. Container Builds

Turnkey and DIY Multipurpose Spaces

Highland Park, IL
Environment
Real Estate
S.I. Container Builds converts gently used shipping containers into purpose-built housing and office space for homeowners across the US and Canada. We focus on creating a sustainable starting point for any build and guide our clients through the design process to address their individual needs.

$147,533

raised
185
Investors
$6M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$147,533

raised
185
Investors
$6M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on August 24, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.
  • Sizeable Growth Market: 120,000 similar units built each year in U.S.; growing at a quick pace
  • Sustainability: Eco-friendly design and products; a key priority of S.I. Container Builds' CEO and her vision 
  • High-Margin Product with Quick ROI: Ability to earn revenue through backyard business and short-term rentals


Overview


We could all use a bit more room to spread our wings and reach our fullest potential

From home-based hairstylists to remote accountants, aspiring Airbnb hosts to homeowners caring for aging parents, teachers instructing to school-age children learning, many people are in search of more space to expand toward their values and goals.

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What is an ADU?

In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the “backyard structure” market, and there are 1.4 million (and counting) accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) already on properties across the U.S. (ADU’s include home gyms, artist studios, pool houses, and living spaces complete with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.)

S.I. Container Builds capitalizes on this desire for more space by crafting eco-friendly offices, suites, lounges and more from recycled shipping containers. Incorporated in both the U.S. and Canada, we’ve already built prototypes and are eager to build, based on our active discussions with several prospective clients.

The Problem


Many homes simply do not provide all that homeowners need from their space

Recent times have forever changed the way we utilize the spaces we inhabit.


From remote office positions to home businesses, it’s projected that more than 36 million people in the U.S. will be working from home by 2025, an 87% increase over pre-pandemic levels.

Unfortunately, in adjusting to this reality, many have discovered that working from the dining room table just doesn’t make the cut. Whether you need dedicated workspace simply to be able to focus or you’re looking to start or sustain a home business, there has to be a better way.

And there is.

The Solution


S.I. Container Builds quickly creates space from would-be waste

While adapting to the new reality of work and study from home for all, many have discovered that more space for working, learning, practicing drums, getting a massage, or just living – makes all the difference. Enter S.I. Container Builds!

Made from recycled shipping containers in a variety of sizes, in as little as 3-4 weeks, our custom units are a perfect solution for those looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution. The applications for this unique and sustainable space solution are as vast as your imagination. That’s why our units are BUILT FOR YOUR PURPOSE.

And our units are produced quickly. Clients can have a fully-built unit delivered to their location in as little as THREE TO FOUR WEEKS, versus the six months of inconvenience associated with an on-site build or addition!

*Images are computer generated renderings of different options for S.I. Container Builds.

The Market


Demand is skyrocketing for additional living spaces

With so many working from home, the market for backyard spaces is absolutely booming.

Within the U.S., municipalities are also evaluating and accepting (and even incentivizing) accessory dwelling units (ADU's) at an increasing rate. Across North America approximately 130,000 new small ADUs are being added each year.

*The expected market share is based on the company's opinion and projections. This is forward looking information and there is no guarantee that the company will ever meet this expectation.

*Image is a computer generated rendering of an option for S.I. Container Builds.

Our Traction


Leveraging our expertise as custom home builders to serve the growing demand for ADU's

We've taken our experience as custom on-site home builders, and transformed to serve the growing ADU market. Since early 2020, we have leased a warehouse in Canada; built prototypes; completely revamped our website, blog posts and marketing plan; and raised $100,000 in funding.

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We are in discussion with several potential customers. We have what we believe to be a healthy business pipeline, and we are in active discussions with several prospective clients!

What We Do


We offer a variety of customizable products and services to fit many different needs–even do-it-yourselfers!

We are committed to creating cost-effective products using sustainable materials whenever feasible. And to ensure quality for our clients, our builds only use “one-trip” containers, which have made only one trip from overseas to North America carrying cargo. We use only “high cube” containers, which are 1.5 feet taller than standard containers, for extra space and headroom.


For our clients who are contractors or serious do-it-yourselfers, we offer our DIY builds--standard with all cutouts, doors/windows, framing, electric/plumbing, and eco-friendly insulation--and the rest is up to them. This offers unparalleled flexibility for customization – and a much quicker turnaround time to get our products into the market.

It’s important for us to be true to our ideals. That’s why we will be pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and GBB (Green Business Bureau) certifications for our builds. It’s also important for us to give back. That’s why we plan to donate 1% of each build’s revenue to a charity through our membership in www.pledge1percent.org.

Backyard Offices & Businesses

  • Designed for people working remotely or running home-based businesses (e.g., personal trainers, hairstylists, therapists, etc.)

  • Delivered in as little as three weeks!
  • Size: 80, 160, or 320 sq ft.

  • DIY– put your hands on a rough build and customize!

  • Turnkey–place and plug in!

Backyard Dwellings

  • Ideal for casual living spaces to keep family close, guest suites with additional privacy, or simply relaxing lounge space

  • Delivered in as little as five weeks!
  • Size: 160 or 320 sq ft.

  • Turnkey or DIY

Rental Properties

  • Created as a source of both short term rental income  like Airbnb and VRBO hosts, campground owners, etc. or long-term rentals

  • Delivered in as little as six weeks!
  • Size: 160 or 320 sq ft.

  • Significant flexibility provides the option to receive a roughed-out unit the owner can then finish onsite for style an cost-saving purposes

  • Turnkey or DIY

The Business Model


Priced to achieve at least 30% gross margins on all products and features increasing to at least 46% over time



We offer a unique Augmented Reality experience, where a prospective client can place a virtual S.I. Container Builds structure in their yard! They can walk around, inside of, and interact with the dwelling to see how it "fits."


*The experience above is a computer generated rendering.

Services included in our base price:

  • Consultation to determine client needs/preferences for the base structure
  • Review of local zoning requirements and initial consultation on land preparation

  • Communication throughout process, including video tour of unit being constructed (if desired)

  • Coordination of shipment to client site, including consultation on crane/other placement options

  • Finalization of the build prior to 100% completion (i.e., “punch list”)

Add-on services for an additional cost:

  • Consultation on creating a home design as well as other services such as landscaping, finishes, and home decoration 

  • Renderings of structures based on client preferences 

  • Shipping to client site and inspection of delivered structure

  • Onsite installation working with local subcontractors (e.g., foundation specialists) to ensure land prep, and other subcontractors (e.g., crane operators) to ensure a smooth installation process

*Images are computer generated renderings of different options for S.I. Container Builds.

How We Are Different


Our commitment to sustainability and distinct marketing strategy set us apart from the crowd

Competitors in our market include Dwell Containers/Alternative Living Spaces, Bob’s Containers, Honomobo, Studio Shed, and Tuff Shed, among others. Based on our knowledge, none of these competitors has a specific focus on sustainability. Given that most Americans are considering climate impact when making purchase decisions, we believe this will be a huge boon to our business.

Additionally, we see very little if any competitor activity geared directly toward the “B2HB” (Business to Home Business) market that we are targeting—personal trainers, hair stylists, etc.—which we believe is a significant, though time-limited, advantage for us.


Also, as mentioned above, we will be pursuing LEED and GBB certifications for our builds.

The Vision


Rapidly growing our reputation, intelligently growing our business 

Our vision is to scale production each year by building in a controlled environment and eliminating inefficiencies and inconsistencies within the building process as we grow. Our approach of delivering a near-finished product (for our full-build products) limits interruption and inconvenience at the target site versus a traditional stick build.

We have several clients interested in using our units for a variety of purposes and believe these early adopters will enable us to grow and build our reputation quickly in both the DIY and Full Build categories. Our business plan calls for an expanded footprint with an additional production facility when we grow to over 50 units per year in approximately 18-24 months.


Five years from now, we anticipate producing at least 150 units per year.

We are also already considering additional future sources of revenue, such as leasing our structures for short-term use, either in a lease-to-own situation or for short-term needs.

OUR employees


Industry experience with the passion and connections to make our vision a reality 

With Rory Rubin as founder and CEO, we are a woman-owned enterprise, the value of which cannot be understated within the construction industry. Our direction and vision are set by a woman who has significant perspective and experience within the design and construction industries.

Family is important to us at S.I. Container Builds – including our work family! We believe we have created an environment for each of us to individually thrive, in our own ways, while delighting our clients. Sustainability, extra space, and outdoors activities are important to each of us, and is what has fueled us to create a company that is efficient, profitable, and in line with our values. We've realized that it's possible to build a successful company while being true to what is important to us, and we can't wait to take the next steps.

Why Invest


We help people maximize their space in order to reach their goals

S.I. Container Builds is about more than reusing and recycling.

Our clients are able to be their own boss from their home business, nurture family connections, attain a financial foothold with rental income, and more.

Help us reach our goal (so that we can expand our spend on advertising, promotion, and operations), and maybe one day we can help you reach yours.  Remember–our products are built for your purpose.

*Images are computer generated renderings of different options for S.I. Container Builds.

Quick Insert

In the Press

Building ‘Better Backyards’ with recycled shipping containers

Construction company Sustainable Imprints has developed a line of “Better Backyards,” structures made from shipping containers that double as multipurpose spaces for home offices, guest houses, recreational spaces, and more, to help with the growing need of a separate, yet convenient space.

FARNSWORTH REDUX DESIGN COMPETITION

This competition seeks design proposals for an affordable, single family residence in a local area prone to flooding. The winning design will reimagine the basic design intent of the Farnsworth House. Sustainable Imprints judged the competition.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Sustainable Imprints, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1385 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

535,000

Price per Share

:

$2.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$6,000,000.00











Voting Rights of Securities sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds:

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive 15% bonus shares

 

Super Early Bird Bonus:

Invest within the first week and receive 10% bonus shares

 

Early Bird Bonus:

Invest within the first two weeks and receive 5% bonus shares

 

Amount-Based:

$500+
The Inside Scoop:
Receive an advance e-mail of our shareholder newsletter, an invitation to a virtual tour of our production facility, and a custom paint color on an S.I. Container Builds structure! 

$1,000+
Sharp-Dressed Investor:
The Inside Scoop perk, PLUS an SI Container Builds winter hat and a free 36"x36" window installed on an S.I. Container Builds structure! 

$2,500+
Caffeinated Growth:
All previous amount-based perks, plus an SI Container Builds travel coffee mug and a free upgrade from 30 amp to 50 amp service on an S.I. Container Builds structure! 

$5,000+
Citizen of the world:
All previous amount-based perks, plus 1% of your investment donated to charity and sliding glass doors installed on the "container doors" end of an S.I. Container Builds structure!

$10,000+
Virtual meet and greet:
All previous amount-based perks, plus a custom-made live-edge or butcher block table for an S.I. Container Builds structure and a bottle of wine and time with founders!

$20,000+
Joining the SI family:
All previous amount-based perks, plus a shareable 10% discount off of an SI Container Builds purchase, PLUS 5% bonus shares!

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners’ Bonus

SI Container Builds will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer’s bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of common shares at $2.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares, meaning you’ll own 110 shares for $200. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$90,513.00 USD
$1,590.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$6,984.00 USD
$1,590.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$19,596.00 USD
$23,777.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$131,581.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$61,768.00 USD
$5,505.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$48,105.00 USD
-$60,649.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

LAST DAY TO INVEST!

24 days ago

Today is the LAST DAY in our StartEngine campaign.  We so appreciate all who have invested, asked questions, bought our units, and continue to inquire about our builds.  The future is so bright for us, and we'd love to have you along for the ride.  

Please consider an investment in us...and visit us at our website (www.sicontainerbuilds.com) after today.  Thanks so much!!

--The S.I. Container Builds team


ONE MORE DAY left in our campaign!

25 days ago


We're hard at work, building for our clients.  We are close to finalizing deals with multiple clients for multiple units.  We are hosting a large event in early September showcasing our latest builds.  Don't miss your chance to join us!

Our campaign closes TOMORROW, on August 23rd.  Please consider investing in us...we'd love to have you as part of the S.I. Container Builds family!

Thanks,

--Rory, Dan, Matt, Trip, and Lauren



Our Campaign is in its LAST TWO DAYS!

26 days ago

Don't miss your chance to invest in S.I. Container Builds...we appreciate the generous amount of investment so far, and appreciate your consideration to be a part of us.  For as little as $250, you can help support a growing, sustainability-focused, woman-led, dynamic company that is doing its part to address people's need for more space!  

Please consider investing today, before our campaign ends this Monday, August 23rd.



Just three days left in our campaign!

27 days ago

You have just three days left to join the S.I. Container Builds family!

With our campaign on StartEngine ending on Monday, August 23rd, we encourage you to join our sustainable community and grab our equity shares while they last!  Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of our growing organization.  Things are really heating up for us sales-wise, we're building right now (see below for us cutting out for a transom window on a new 40' build), and we'd love for more of you to join us.  Go Green, and Go Containers!

--The S.I. Container Builds team


This isn’t goodbye! A message to those who have invested

28 days ago

Our StartEngine campaign will end on Monday, August 23rd.  We greatly appreciate all those who have expressed interest in the S.I. Container Builds story, and all of you who have invested (many of whom have invested multiple times!)  The progress we've made simply wouldn't be possible without you.

We have signed contracts, we are building shipping container structures, and have great plans for expansion.  We are exploring partnerships with suppliers and distribution channels, and are nearing final agreements with large potential clients.  We believe our future is VERY bright!

Don't miss this chance to become a part of the S.I. Container Builds family.  We'd love to have you join us!

--Rory, Dan, Matt, Trip, and Lauren


Five days left in our campaign; five reasons to invest!

29 days ago

Thanks again to all of you who have invested in S.I. Container Builds; our success is due in no small part to you.  For those who are still considering, know that our campaign ends on Monday, August 23rd.  Here are five reasons to invest in us:


i. Growth in the ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) market (see here)

ii. Sustainable materials and practices

iii. Potential for profit (clients can rent, repurpose, and/or resell our units)

iv. Openness to partnerships (we are discussing some with large potential clients currently)

v.  Because you can :) 


THANKS SO MUCH!

--The S.I. Container Builds team

CAMPAIGN CLOSING and special message for Chicago-area peeps

about 1 month ago

Hi all,

In case you missed it, our StartEngine campaign is closing on Monday, August 23rd, so please consider investing now!

Also, we are hosting a special event, showcasing two of our builds, in the northern suburbs of Chicago on September 3-4...please stop by if you're in the area!

Thanks,

--The S.I. Container Builds team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, S.I. Container Builds has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in S.I. Container Builds be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Our Campaign Will be Closing Soon!

about 1 month ago

Thank you to all of our investors and followers--we have enjoyed sharing the S.I. Container Builds story with you.  We have grand plans for our company, and we're excited that sales are really beginning to accelerate.  This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Monday, August 23rd, 2021, so please consider investing now!

Note that an investor may cancel an investment commitment for any reason until 48 hours prior to our close date, unless we have already disbursed your funds previously.

Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or comments about our company...and thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to hearing from you during these last days of our StartEngine campaign.

Summer isn't Over for SICB!

about 1 month ago


A new Pool House is in the works for an upstate New York client who will be utilizing the space to welcome guests, lounge on rainy days, store essentials, and make memories all year around! We are looking forward to sharing the build process of a 40’ Pool House with you.

Rooting our Products in Sustainability

about 2 months ago


So often, we get the question: “why shipping containers?”

We learned that traditional building and construction practices are responsible for 39% of the world’s carbon emissions, so starting our builds with a recycled structure is a big deal when it comes to construction. 

On top of minimizing our carbon footprints, our container builds reduce ground disturbance using helical piles – anchoring systems made with steel tubes, rather than pouring concrete foundations which are another large contributor to carbon emissions.

  • Apart from the shipping container itself, we love incorporating recycled, reclaimed, energy efficient materials inside our ADUs: 

    • LED lighting, 

    • closed cell spray foam insulation (FEMA approved),

    •  reclaimed wood for exterior cladding and custom interior décor!

The Green Business Bureau further describes the value in creating affordable, sustainable living and workspaces: feel free to check out our Member Story here





Taking Our Container Dwelling on the Road!

2 months ago

Coming soon--we will be showcasing our 20’ Dwelling ADU in the Chicagoland area!  We will give investors and prospective clients a chance to be hands-on with our builds.  This is our top priority!  This unit will be showcased in partnership with a local home improvement store (details coming soon)...don't miss this chance to see our build up close and personal!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, S.I. Container Builds has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in S.I. Container Builds be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

We're growing and proud of it!

2 months ago

Thanks to your increasing interest, we’ve experienced a growth of incoming leads by over 290% in the past month! 

It’s exciting to watch our website traffic advance as we gain contacts and clients – just this past week, the number of our total site visitors has increased by another 27% (and they keep coming!) 

What's even more exciting is that our builds are drawing interest from very large clients, who want multiple units built.

Keeping busy has never felt so good!


SICB Recognized by Green Business Bureau

3 months ago

We are honored here at S.I. Container Builds to be recognized for our efforts by the prestigious sustainability-focused organization, the Green Business Bureau.  You can read our story here!


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

3 months ago

As you can see from our campaign page, we are thrilled to have raised OVER $100,000 so far for S.I. Container Builds!

 

Thank you SO much to those of you who have invested.  Your investment has helped fully fund the amount that our campaign has reached, it continues to grow, and we couldn’t be more grateful!  We stand by the belief that our company has a very bright future as the demand for eco-friendly, sustainable space solutions continues to increase.  These investments will help with operating expenses, scaling for growth, and more.

 

While we are thrilled to have reached six figures, our campaign remains open, so that we can continue to fund operations and the excellent progress we've made with multiple sales, as well as discussions with several prospective clients for large-scale, long-term contracts!

 

Good news: any investor or potential investor can still purchase (more) shares in our company for the next few weeks. Check out the insights to our market growth, business plan, and future projections on our campaign page above and pass along the link to 10 other like-minded friends and family.

 

A genuine thank you for your support. We’re better together!

 

-       The S.I. Container Builds Team: Rory & Dan Rubin, Matt Roy, Trip Hosley, & Lauren Cain

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, S.I. Container Builds has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in S.I. Container Builds be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

We're gettin' into it!

3 months ago

Here's Matt, a co-founder of S.I. Container Builds and one of our builders, doing his job!  Pinpoint accuracy and quality are critical for us, no matter how much sawdust and insulation Matt needs to wear.  We're making arrangements to ship our most recent build, and gearing up to build the next one...stay tuned!


S.I. Container Builds process...and that's a wrap!

3 months ago

And just like that, we’ve reached the final step in our S.I. Container Builds process: delivery! 

In as little as four weeks, your new turnkey build can be at your door. 

We provide guidance to our clients on foundation options for their structures, and help coordinate delivery and craning into place of all of our builds in our clients' spaces.  Then--it's a simple process of connect (electrical and plumbing) and enjoy!

We're so thrilled to be part of an exploding industry, and fortunate to be connected with you, the generous StartEngine community.  

Onward and upward!



S.I. Container Builds Process......NEXT!

3 months ago

We’ve made it to the next step in our container build process!  Adding trim to our builds is one of our favorite steps— it’s true that details make all the difference…  This process is not only quick, but also simple with our container layout!


Build process--what's next? The suspense is killing us!

4 months ago


Once the drywall has been mudded and sanded, the next step in the S.I. Container Builds process is flooring and painting! It’s a breeze with our eco cork foam underlay and waterproof laminate flooring system. For this build, we went with a rustic wood look for flooring.  For paint, we went with a timeless neutral grey color to match a number of different styles!

Build process--time to close it in!

4 months ago

Time to finish a full build! Next in the S.I. Container Builds process… you’ve seen us frame and insulate the walls, let’s close them in with drywall!  It’s at this point you can truly see this home office come together.


 

Build process--the DIY model is ready!

4 months ago

For our very popular DIY models, we provide our clients with framing, electrical runs, insulation, windows, and door installation. Drywall, flooring, trim, and décor can be all in their hands!  This is an ideal model choice for contractors, remodelers, or short term rental hosts looking to be more hands-on with their projects--and to get their builds delivered quicker and less expensively.


Stay tuned for the next step in our full build process!



CHA-CHING! Another unit sold!

4 months ago


We've just sold a poolhouse/gathering space, similar to the one pictured above!  This S.I. Container Builds product will be placed in upstate New York (dog not included.)  Thanks so much to our newest clients.  The hits just keep on coming!

Build process--what's the next step?

4 months ago

The next step in the S.I. Container Builds process: the crowd favorite…spray foam insulation!

After electrical inspection, a lavender base closed cell spray foam is applied to the interior membrane of the container to provide insulation for both hot and cold weather.  We use eco-friendly insulation, such as the lavender-based option, to remain true to our values.  We also spray the underside of the container for added insulation.  BTW--our insulation workers are FAST...aren't they?!  :)  Click below to see more.


Spray Foam Party!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, S.I. Container Builds has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in S.I. Container Builds be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

We're Electrified!

4 months ago

We’re electrified about our StartEngine campaign!  Thank you for the growing support--we look forward to more questions, more energy, and more investors.  Now--back to our build process...


Shipping container delivery--check.  Framing--check. The next step in the S.I. Container Builds process is electrical.  Once the framing is complete, we are ready to run our electric system with a 30amp power supply (for 10-footers; 20- and 40-footers are run on 50 amp) prior to spray foam insulation!  We use licensed electricians and of course, every build is inspected and approved.


Build process--next update!

4 months ago

Things are moving quickly in the process of building our 10’ office cube!

Next in the S.I. Container Builds process… 

Step three: you guessed it, framing. 

We frame the interior with 2x4 studs to prep for spray foam insulation and electrical.

Next up--electrical installation!


CHA-CHING! Another S.I. Container Builds unit has found its forever home...

4 months ago

We've just sold this beautiful 20' dwelling, complete with a kitchen area including sink, and a full bathroom, to a client in Wisconsin.  We're making plans with her to deliver and install it on her property, where it will serve as a living structure, gathering place, and much more.  So happy to have another S.I. Container Builds happy client!




Build Progress Update!

4 months ago


Following the S.I. Container Builds build process… Next, our carefully selected container is delivered to our warehouse, already installed with doors and windows for a future home office!  We complete all of our builds in our dedicated production facility, ensuring that we can meet demand year-round for our products.

What’s next in our build process? Be sure to check out our social media as we regularly post helpful articles to our strong and growing followers! @sicontainerbuilds

How we build our products! First step...

5 months ago

We’d like to share a bit about how we build our innovative, useful, and sustainable products.  At S.I. Container Builds, we follow a step by step process to ensure consistency and quality.  

Our first step is: selecting a one-trip container for our client's build.  In this picture, we've selected a freshly painted one-trip, high-cube shipping container for a brand-new backyard office.  We're very careful to inspect each container thoroughly so that it meets our standards.  Quality is important for us – this is a 8ft x 9.5ft x 10ft cube from our dedicated supply chain partner.

Next step will be to cut for doors and windows...stay tuned for our next update!

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) are the future!

5 months ago

Check out this article, that states that ADU's (Accessory Dwelling Units, like the ones we build) will experience what they feel is explosive growth due to a number of factors.  The entire state of California, for example, just approved the use of ADU's state-wide.  We really feel we're in the right place at the right time with the right product!


https://www.housingwire.com/articles/3-things-you-need-to-know-if-youre-considering-an-adu/ 

Welcome to our campaign!

5 months ago

At long last, we at S.I. Container Builds are thrilled to be live on StartEngine!  We are excited to be a part of the StartEngine community and are confident that the next several weeks of our campaign will bring exciting news.

We will be providing you with regular updates on our company and would very much appreciate your comments, ideas, and questions along the way– thank you so much for your interest and support as we continue to build our sustainable business together.

We look forward to your input and welcome it with open arms (and doors)...



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