All space on the NYC Containers is sold in cubic feet. (Cubic feet = LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT)
We will NOT sell ANY space on the day of load in.
There are no refunds on purchased space, so measure well.
Cubic Feet will be sold in whole numbers only, no partial cubic feet.
YOU are entirely responsible for loading your shit ON AND OFF the container, so don’t over pack your boxes and make sure you can lift them.
YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE SPACE YOU PURCHASE. KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR BOXES. ANY COSTS FOR STOPPING THE CONTAINER AND TAKING ITEMS ON/OFF DUE TO PROHIBITED ITEMS ARE TAKEN ON BY THE PURCHASER, NOT KOSTUME KULT.
- CONTAINER SPACE WILL GO ON SALE Tuesday June 19th, 2018 AT 3PM EASTERN.
- Sales Link available at http://www.
- Cost will be $8.50/Cubic Foot (same as 2017, 2016, 2015)
- As always, Container space is LIMITED and is being sold on a first come, first served basis.
- LOAD-IN for the containers is scheduled for Sunday August 5, 2018.
Payment instructions, as well as a payment button/link will be posted on this page in the day leading up to the sale of Container Space. You must have a PayPal account in order to purchase space!
DATES AND LOCATION for LOAD-IN and LOAD-OUT
LOAD-IN for the containers is scheduled for Sunday August 5th, 2018 in Jersey City.
Location for LOAD-IN is TENTATIVELY 350 Warren St., Jersey City, NJ. LOAD-IN times are based on Arrival Dates on playa. Final LOAD-IN date and location will be confirmed ASAP.
Containers take *about* 10-14 days to get to Playa. We will be updating you as we get updates from our shippers. We expect them to arrive during Build Week, most likely on Tuesday 8/21 but make no guarantees.
LOAD-IN for the RETURN containers from playa to NYC will be available all week and END Monday September 3, 2018 at 12pm. More details on this will follow.
Containers will be TENTATIVELY unloaded in Jersey City on Saturday September 15, 2018 at the same location as load in, 350 Warren St. , Jersey City, New Jersey.
There is no guaranteed arrival date on the playa. Once the container leaves NYC, we have no control. It may show up late, so if you need it to survive, we suggest not packing it on the container. We will do our best to keep you up to date on the arrival date of the container on the Playa via the NY Burning Man List and regular emails. We estimate the Containers arriving during the beginning of build week.
ON PLAYA LOCATION
Kostume Kult – 5:00 & ESP
Containers located on AVE A
ON PLAYA HOURS
The containers will only be open at certain hours. THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE.
It will open in the morning (usually around 10ish) and will be closed by 8pm EVERY NIGHT. It will remain open all day.
AT ALL OTHER TIMES THE CONTAINER WILL BE LOCKED AND INACCESSIBLE. If you have a problem with these hours or cannot commit to picking up your items then, we suggest you ship your items another way. We love you, but our DOers are at Burning Man too!
Container hours are the same for both loading and unloading.
ON PLAYA LOADING/UNLOADING
KOSTUME KULT WILL NOT PACK YOUR THINGS FOR YOU ON THE PLAYA. MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND CAN PHYSICALLY LOAD YOUR THINGS ON AND OFF THE CONTAINER. ANY ITEMS LEFT NEAR THE CONTAINERS OR AT OUR CAMP THAT ARE NOT PLACED ON THE CONTAINERS WILL BE DONATED, BURNED, BLOWN UP OR WHATEVER WE FEEL LIKE.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR EXCESS PACKING MATERIALS AT OUR CAMP OR ON THE CONTAINERS, WE DON’T WANT YOUR MOOP!!
YOU are responsible for unloading and reloading your things on the Container on the Playa. Make sure that you can lift your stuff on and off the container.
All items reloaded on the container must be packed in boxes, just as it went on. This includes bikes!
You will not be allowed to build a box or fill a box (or unload a box) on the actual container. It must be filled and ready to load in/load out prior to getting on to the container. To that end, with the exception of Big Art working with the Artery for unload, everyone must be able to load and unload their boxes without the assistance of more than 1 other person.
CONTAINERS RELOAD will end Monday September 3, 2018 12pm SHARP. FOR SHIPPING BACK EAST.
CONTAINER SPACE IS ONLY SOLD IN WHOLE UNITS. No partial cubic feet, you must round up when purchasing.
There are NO REFUNDS for excess space purchased.
ALL ITEMS loaded onto the container must fit the guidelines outlined on this page for packing. No prohibited items will be allowed on the container. We reserve the right to search any and all items being transported on the container.
If you DO NOT have a confirmation from PayPal, you have NOT successfully purchased space on the container. CHECK FOR YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION
In the weeks after purchasing your container space we will contact you with more details regarding your container space. This includes your group and time for load in. Remember that load in times are assigned and cannot be requested.
When purchasing you must input the legal name of the person whose items will be on the container under “Legal Name of Purchaser”. This person is REQUIRED to be on site at the container load in with their things.
ALL PURCHASERS will be required to sign a waiver of Liability and provide legal identification upon checking in and loading their things onto the container. The person showing up to Load In MUST be the person listed under LEGAL NAME OF PURCHASER on the purchasing page.
In the event that the PURCHASER is not available to load their own items on the container waivers must be pre-requested, signed by the PURCHASER and notarized. The person bringing your belongings to container must bring your signed and notarized document with them to check in.
PACKING YOUR THINGS FOR THE CONTAINER
REMEMBER: ALL BINS SHOULD BE PACKED FULLY. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF THINGS WILL BE STACKED ON TOP OF YOUR BINS, THE CONTAINERS WILL BE MOVED FROM TRAIN TO TRAIN, TRAIN TO TRUCK, ETC. PACKING YOUR THINGS TIGHT WILL HELP PROTECT THEM.
KOSTUME KULT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY.
Bins will NOT be provided. All items must be packed and properly labelled before your load in time. Packing and labelling is YOUR responsibility. (We suggest heavy duty storage bins.) No bins with wheels!
We HIGHLY recommend the ubiquitous 27 gallon yellow-top bins from Lowe’s: they are cheap ($10-$14 apiece), sturdy enough to survive multiple trips, stack like legos, and they pack just about the right amount of stuff (6 cu. ft.) so you won’t break your back, or the backs on anyone else who might need to move our lift your bins. Home depot has similar-but-not-quite-the-same 27 gallon bins but they switched providers so their bins are now slightly smaller and appear to break more easily. BOTH the Lowes and Home Depot 27 gallons bins WILL BE COUNTED AS 6 CUBIC FEET. Why, you may ask? Well… while the Home Depot 27 gallon bin is technically only ~ 5 cu ft in outer dimensions, it will be stacked and intermingled with the similar Lowes bins. So, the Home Depot bins will take up roughly the same space as a Lowes bin in the container and therefore both are counted as 6 cu. ft. Try and avoid bins that are significantly bigger (9 cu. ft. and up) because unless you’re packing pillows those bins are going to break some backs.
All items must be boxed well, this includes bikes and strangely shaped items. NO metal, wood, etc. should be sticking out of anything. Things will be packed on top of or next to others and we are unable to do so unless items are boxed properly, think TETRIS.
IF YOU HAVE A VERY LARGE OR STRANGELY SHAPED ITEM YOU MUST LET US KNOW ASAP. THIS MEANS EMAIL US AT nyccontainer[at]kostumekult[dot]com.
ANY ITEM NOT PACKED PROPERLY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE CONTAINER AND NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED.
PVC, conduit, wood, etc. MUST be taped or ratchet strapped together, securely so they will not fall out of the bundle, roll away, etc.
ALL bicycles must be taken apart and put in boxes. You can find bike boxes at most bike stores, unboxed boxes WILL NOT be allowed on the container.
YOU MUST LABEL EVERYTHING YOU PUT ON THE CONTAINER WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS AND ON PLAYA ADDRESS.
ITEMS PROHIBITED ON THE CONTAINER
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT PUTTING THE FOLLOWING ON THE CONTAINER:
- ILLEGAL ITEMS
- ALL ITEMS FLAMMABLE AT HIGH HEAT, OR EVEN THOSE YOU THINK *MIGHT* BE
- GENERATORS UNLESS THEY ARE BRAND NEW AND NEVER HAVE HAD GAS IN THEM – WE WILL CHECK
- COMPRESSED GAS
- ANYTHING DAMAGED BY EXTREME HEAT (i.e. batteries, uncanned or dry food, etc.)
The containers get very very hot, at times in excess of 120°F. At that level of heat, those items which cannot stand high heat will often explode and ruin everything around them (like batteries) or they can start a fire (like fire flow toys with fuel on them). So, don’t put them in the container.
KOSTUME KULT reserves the right to open any and all items loaded on the containers. REMEMBER your stuff is not the only thing on the container, so don’t be irresponsible. If you blow up the container, cause a fire, cause the container to be pulled and search due to suspicion of illegal substances NO ONES stuff will make it to playa. Don’t be that ass who ruins it for everyone else!
CUBIC FEET = LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT
1 CUBIC FOOT = 1728 CUBIC INCHES
Make things easy on yourself by using online calculators (google is your friend).
Jungle’s bin is 18in x 12 in x 20 in. [18 x 12 x 20 = 4,320]
Jungle’s bin is 4,320 cubic inches [4,320 / 1728 = 2.5]
Jungle’s bin is 2.5 cubic feet
Jungle must purchase 3 cubic feet on the container.