Currently, there are about 17 million shipping containers around the globe, but only 6 million of them are in use. That means that approximately 11 million shipping containers are just sitting there, unused, and simply taking up space. This needs to change.
Shipping containers can be customized, climate controlled and built to last in all sorts of environments. Though more and more people around the world are beginning to utilize these containers in more creative and original ways, there are still far too many unused containers. They should and can be transformed into portable office spaces, pop up container shops, storage units, art studios, and, believe it or not, livable homes.
Shipping container homes can not only be livable and comfortable spaces, but they can even look better than all the conventional houses in your neighborhood. Though the nicest, most elaborate and extravagant shipping container homes can be quite expensive, you can certainly find or build a nice, affordable container home for a lot less.
It all depends on your familial situation and how much you’re willing to spend. If you want to actually raise a family inside container home, it’s best to have larger homes constructed with multiple containers of various sizes. These containers can be stacked on top of each other and can be interconnected throughout the home. Conversely, if you’re just looking for a temporary living space for a year or two, as long as you’re comfortable living minimally, you’ll be able to easily stay in a single container home or a property with only two containers attached.
Since container modifications can be made throughout every step of the way, there is an infinite number of options when it comes to home design. You can have a traditional-looking home with a triangular rooftop with a few containers or a complicated, maze-like home. It’s entirely up to you, just make sure you’re working with experienced modular construction teams and quality container suppliers.
If you want to learn more about shipping container homes or find some quality used shipping containers for sale to begin a residential project of your own, give Integrated Equipment Sales a call today.