The growing trend of re-purposing shipping containers is taking the world by storm. Only a few years ago it might have been considered an outrageous idea to the average home owner, who imagined life inside a metal box. Of course the incredible ideas people are coming up with have put that old image to rest. New and experienced home owners alike are designing and buying their own container homes, opening brand new container contained offices and even retrofitting these recycled boxes into state of the art refrigeration units.
So where are people getting these wild container ideas?
It comes from the new type of freedom which retrofitted shipping containers allow for. Where once you either had to buy an existing, traditional house with a set shape, or wait nearly a year for one to be built to your specifications, now you can have a new home of almost any shape and size delivered to you in a matter of weeks.
Want to open a new store somewhere but there isn’t enough space to accommodate your particular vision, these containers could well be the solution to your woes. They’re ideal for office space and customisation because you’re able to make a store or office exactly the size and scale you need it to be. If you can only get a small area of space to open your store then why not stack your containers up high and get the most out of that space?
Of course they are also excellent for storage and in the same way can be scaled to your requirements. Their durability and ease with being transported make them ideally suited to this task, but arguably the place where people have become the most creative with their container ideas is when using them either as homes or creating features for their homes.
In some cases all one needs is the durable frame itself. The walls of your storage container can easily be remove and refitted with other materials. This is why they so easily stack onto one another as well.