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REI NWA Builders Circle: Building with Containers – Bentonville says OK!

August 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Building with shipping containers is the newest trend sweeping the nation and it’s landed in Bentonville!  On July 17, the NWA Dem Gazette reported that Bentonville Planning Commission had approved a permit for a two-container building to be built in the heart of downtown.

The two-story structure will house Spoke Adventures, a bike rental business and is scheduled to open in 2-3 weeks.  Two containers are stacked in a L-shape configuration comprising 250 sf.  Total estimated cost is $25,000-$35,000 and time for project completion estimated at 2-3 weeks.

Jesse Hull is co-owner of Spoke Adventures.  He and his other co-owners, Barry Furuseth and Paul Juozaitis, are the driving force behind getting the project approved.  He and his partners worked with city planners to create a Win-Win for their business as well as the City of Bentonville.

Melissa Lee has been researching shipping containers as a model for building affordable housing in NWA for years.  A real estate agent with Keller Williams and retired Army Lt Col, she brings a wide variety of experiences to this topic.

Tonight they’ll discuss: 

  • Obtaining shipping containers
  • Background on the Permit Process
  • Site prep considerations
  • Best practices for building/joining containers
  • Site locations that work

Join us Thursday to learn more about this new building concept and how it can enhance your return on investment.  Network with other investors as we discuss if and how shipping containers can fit into your portfolio.  While you’re at it, enjoy a great dinner with us.

Register here. See you at Mimi’s!


August 1, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Mimi’s Cafe, Rogers