Many people are wondering why there seems to be such a substantial love affair with converted shipping containers. Those who haven’t seen first hand the many ways these containers are useful to ordinary people might have a little trouble understanding. These are just a few of the reasons why people are turning to shipping containers every day in hopes of finding exciting ways to convert them into something that will help transform lives, solve problems, or simply accomplish goals.
Shipping containers are built to sustain the weight of many filled containers sitting on top of them. For this reason alone, they are sturdy all around. This makes them useful for many different purposes from domestic to industrial uses.
Shipping containers are inexpensive. Even after being converted into fully functioning, not to mention lovely, homes the costs are much less expensive than much larger homes that lack the style, energy efficiency, and many of the creature comforts converted shipping containers have to offer.
It’s not just the cost of owning a shipping container that’s budget friendly. In many cases the costs of converting them are also quite affordable. Many shipping container retailers offer standard conversion packages for commonly requested functions, such as air conditioning, sleeping quarters, etc.
Whether reusing an old shipping container to convert or converting a new shipping container into an energy efficient home, the truth is that it takes fewer fossil fuels and much less energy to keep a shipping container warm or cool than it does for larger homes. Couple that with deliberate efforts to go green with things like solar power and the home becomes greener still.
The very nature of the shipping container design makes it a versatile template for almost anything. They’ve been used for all kinds of purposes including gardening, housing, charity work headquarters, school rooms, temporary relief housing, stores, restaurants, and breweries. In some cases the containers themselves have been converted into works of art. There really is no end to the many ways these can be used.
As more people take advantage of converted shipping containers for new and exciting purposes, the word will spread and the use of this type of equipment will become more of a rule rather than the rare exception.