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Shipping containers should be used as post-disaster housing solutions for several compelling reasons:

Rapid Deployment

Shipping containers are readily available and can be quickly deployed to provide immediate shelter in post-disaster situations.

Structural Integrity

Built to withstand all transportation conditions, shipping containers offer a durable and secure living environment for displaced individuals.


Modular / Assembly Line repurposing of shipping containers significantly reduces costs compared to traditional post-disaster housing units.

Scalability and Flexibility

The modular nature of shipping containers allows for easy scalability and adaptability to accommodate varying spatial needs.


Utilizing shipping containers promotes recycling, waste reduction, and the integration of sustainable features like solar panels and rainwater collection systems.

Crisis Housing Solutions completed the first model for our post-disaster housing program. The unit was featured in the Florida Housing Coalition’s Virtual Innovative Housing Showcase and was successfully displayed at the 2022 Florida “Governor’s Hurricane Conference”.

This unit is just part of our efforts to bring shipping containers into the mainstream of meeting affordable housing challenges.

Unit Specifications & Details for the Temporary Post Disaster Housing Model:

Unit Size
Length: 40 Ft. Width: 8 Ft.
Height: 9½ Ft. Square Footage: 320 SF
1 Permanent Sitting Area Convertible to Second Bedroom
Full-Size Bed
Other Options – Can do 2 Twins or Bunkbeds for Families
1 with toilet, sink & walk-in shower
Hot Water
Tankless (on-demand)
Air Conditioning
Central Air (1½ Ton)
Wall Insulation
Counter with sink/running water
Cabinets for storage
30” stove with oven (electric or gas options)
Full size refrigerator with freezer
Sitting Area
Fold-Down Dining Table with Chairs
Sofa (w/ bedding option)
Sliding Glass Door at Unit End (option for future addition)
Impact Glass
110/220W and Generator Options –
110/220W for Home Sites w/Power & Parks with Hookups
Gas Generator if No Available Power
Interior Lighting
Dome Lights Throughout
Hook-Up to Local Source
Windstorm Rating
Up to 170 MPH
Contact us for details

Contact us at 954-587-0160 for more information about the unit and our repurposed container program