These days, people are building homes in rather unconventional methods. From tiny homes to vans, people are finding new ways to domesticate that not only fit their needs, but their budget as well. That being that, why not make a home out of something as unconventional as shipping containers? While it may sound odd, these containers have the potential to be exactly what the right kind of homeowner is looking for.
The Shipping Industry
The shipping industry is a huge global business, making up 90% of the world’s trade and accounting for more GDP than restaurants, takeout and civil engineering combined. And between 2014 to next year, it is expected to grow another five percent!
With all of this in mind, wouldn’t it be both economic and interesting to repurpose these steel shipping containers and turn them into a family home? With the sheer volume of used steel storage containers out there, it would be easy to find an affordable means of creating the offbeat home of your dreams.
An Affordable Home
One of the biggest benefits of creating a home out of a shipping container is that shipping containers are rather inexpensive. Whether you’re looking to buy used shipping containers or find new storage containers for sale, they are far less expensive than any home on the real estate market would be.
Shipping containers are used at structures quite often. Think of mobile office containers. Mobile office containers allow businesses to have an office wherever they so wish, and the same can be applied with your new home! You can add modifications to your steel container,such as stairs and windows.
Save the Planet
Not only will your home be unique, but you’ll rest easy, knowing that your home is sustainable and a good use of preexisting resources. That’s right, your shipping container home is a good way to recycle materials that would normally be scrapped.