06. Case Study: How Grove Studios Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Movable Creative Pods​​ ​

Here's a glimpse at what you'll learn from us in this episode:

  • How Grove Studios is creating affordable places for artists to work.

  • Why container lend themselves to cost efficiency on these units.

  • What it really takes to create a 24/7 service using technology.

  • Our BEST practices for permitting a movable unit.

  • Why shipping containers are a great material for sound control.

  • How you can create your own GrovePod.

  • Breck's project highlight of the the week: Grove Studios!

>> Ask us about your project here. For behind the scenes footage, project updates & more, follow @threesquaredinc on Instagram. Find the full show notes from today's episode here. Learn more about Grove Studios: https://grovestudios.space/ To learn more about designing & building with shipping containers, check out these supplemental episodes: 1) Best Advice for Beginner Developers: How to Start & How Much It Will Cost 2) Cargo Architecture 101: What You NEED to Know About Building with Shipping Containers

“We are musicians passionate about providing quality spaces for people to get their work done."


-Rick Coughlin (Co-Founder & CVO of Grove Studios)

Show Notes:

  • 0:18 - Introduction into Episode 6.

  • 1:08 - Breck's project highlight of the the week: Grove Studios!

  • 3:23 - Rick Coughlin introduces the vision of Grove Studios, and how it utilizes shipping containers.

  • 6:00 - Creating an affordable place for artists to work. ​

  • 8:00 - The Grove Studios and Three Squared, Inc. partnership.

  • 8:31 - How they use technology to create a 24/7 service.


  • 11:18 - How Grove can benefit a diverse background of content creators.

  • 14:03 - Breck gives insight into what the Grove Pod is, and how we handle permitting for a movable unit.

  • 15:29 - What comes out of Three Squared backing The GrovePod.

  • 17:38 - Why we built a music studio out of Shipping Containers.

  • 17:51 - How three years of research turned into what Grove Studios is today. ​

  • 18:40 - Why shipping containers are a good material for sound control.

  • 20:35 - Three Squared's process that turns shipping containers into a GrovePod.

  • 21:30 - Movability of The Gove Pod.

  • 22: 28 - The cost efficiency of using shipping containers to build GrovePods.


  • 24:30 - Plans of launching The GrovePod in Detroit.

  • 24:50 - The security benefits of The GrovePod.

  • 27:40 - To know what is going on at the current Grove Studios space you can check them it out here!

  • 27:44 - Interested in building your own GrovePod? Contact the Three Squared Team to get started!

  • 28:55 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 6.

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