And speaking (on Twitter) of @BoxmanStudios:
This is an apt time to share information about Boxman Studios and its mobile venues: refurbished shipping containers that open, via solar power, in less than 20 minutes into 500 square feet of covered space that seats 26+ people. The company transports by truck the containers to each client’s site, placing them where they’re needed.
I must admit that I am a big fan of the idea of converting shipping containers into functional spaces — cargotecture(!) — that serve uses other than industrial cargo containment.
And as someone who’s planned and managed special (fund-raising) events for various non-profit organizations — including an annual seated dinner for 500 people held in a large, clear-span tent in a city park — I can say that Boxman Studios’ venue solution is much more efficient than the rental of tents, flooring, lighting, generators, tables, chairs, bar ware, etc., and the coordination with multiple vendors of delivery of all those rentals, plus the need to pay for labor to install the various items, all the while hoping wind and/or rain don’t affect … well, you get the picture.]
Boxman’s venues are currently available in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the company is based, with plans to provide services in other markets.
The Boxman Studios’ Web site sums up things tidily: “It’s Crossed Great Oceans and Traversed Massive Continents. It Can Handle Your Next Event.”
(Disclosure: As you probably can tell, I am a fan of Boxman’s; I also am a fan of Jim Mitchem’s, a personal friend who works with Boxman.)
Solar-Powered Party Box Way More Fun Than Regular Shipping Crate — from Gizmodo
For additional information and photos, visit BoxmanStudios.com.