Portable Garage Tidbits

The amount of information on the internet about portable buildings is quite intensive, especially with the wealth of new stories just about school districts having to use a portable building or two to house students. This has become a trend in the portable building business just judging from the amount that I have written about these types of stories. However, there are other stories that focus on or mention portable structures, so here are a few other types of stories.

Don’t Get Fined – It is really important to determine whether or not your town or city allows you to put up a portable garage without some type of permit or restriction. This is more common than a lot of people think, but it’s not widely advertised by most town administrators. For instance, a story from Bastrop Daily Enterprise mentions the costs associated with getting portable garages inspected in the Louisiana area:

“…sets residential inspection fees at $775 for new construction, $450 for new modular, $225 for new manufactured housing, $150 for reduced manufactured housing, $500 for new addition/remodel, $400 for new detached accessory structure, $150 for new portable building, $250 for structure relocation, $300 for swimming pool and $85 for temporary pole.”

Make sure you find out what rules your town has about portable structures so you don’t get fined!

House with Portable Parts – This story is truly innovative and amazing. In California, a proposed building is supposed to be comprised of all portable shipping containers. This, according to Gizmag, would be used as the construction of a new environmental awareness center. The most striking feature of the building would be the construction:

“In order to create the building, the shipping containers would first be stacked together in a two-row rectangle. The middle of that rectangle would then be raised up in an arch, to create the plaza underneath it. The two rows would then be separated, to allow access to the inside of the containers. Finally, the arched containers would be angled toward the Sun, to maximize solar gain – some of them would be glass-fronted.”