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Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

Aug. 22, 2019
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Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

There are many ways to put shipping containers to good use. From inexpensive homes to trendy restaurants and retail establishments, people around the world have found countless ways to use these sturdy boxes.


1. Homes

One of the most popular uses for shipping containers is personal dwellings. If a homeowner was to remodel or add-on to their existing homes, using materials from shipping containers creates a modern look while keeping costs down.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

With easy mobility and module design, using shipping containers as apartment buildings is indispensable. Apartment buildings pop up in lots of cities, creating spacious, easy-to-build rental housing for a growing population.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

2. Offices

Renting out office space or building commercial residents can be an expensive endeavor. Using shipping containers offers an affordable alternative to a shared office workspace.

A surprising way to use shipping containers is for co-working spaces. With the internet connecting people globally, working from home is becoming more popular. But remote work can be difficult to stay focused on work or the flip side, turning work off once office hours are over. Having a place to work outside the home makes it easier.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

3. Storage

Due to the durability of shipping containers, they can make a great storage unit. Storage facilities can be comprised of just shipping containers. This also makes transporting your valuables easy and affordable.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

4. Garage

Most standard homes offer a two-car garage but some places aren’t that lucky. With growing cities, every inch is accounted for and most times garages aren’t considered. Or if you have more than two drivers within your home, you are all fighting for the coveted spots.

Using shipping containers is a great way to have plenty of space for your extra vehicles while keeping them safe from bad weather. Below, a picture of a garage used of shipping containers.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

5. Resort hotel

Buying land on beautiful beaches and mountains can be quite pricey. Adding the cost for building a house can triple the price tag. A luxury most can’t afford, especially for a place that’s a getaway.

Using shipping containers is a cost-effective way of getting the escape you need without the high price tag. With shipping container homes being built then assembled on-site, this brings the cost down from transporting all the materials to your final destination.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

6. Pools

Using shipping containers is a great way to stay cool in the summers without having to pay for damages after the winter. And to stave off the chill, you can use shipping containers as a hot tub, too.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

7. Restaurants

Restaurants, shopping centers, and small businesses use shipping containers as their home base for doing business.

Outdoor bars and restaurants are popular as you can use the top of the container as a “patio” for patrons to sit and enjoy the wonderful views around them. They also can open one side of the container to have a great indoor/outdoor flow making the space bigger and inviting.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

Shops use the shipping containers as great “booths” to sell their wares, especially attractive in tourist areas. Small business like hair salons use shipping containers for the accessibility, leaning on the mobility of shipping containers to take their businesses to their customers as opposed to staying in just one place.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

Meeting the customers where they are makes their business more lucrative for their business and shipping containers makes mobility easy for the small business.


8. School

Schools always have a tight budget. With populations growing at an increasingly fast rate, students outgrow the school buildings at a quick pace. This leaves schools over-cramped and underdeveloped.

To help minimize the problem, schools use shipping containers as classrooms, giving teachers a spacious room at a cost-effective rate.

Shipping Container Homes, Pools, and 9 Other Amazing Use Cases

Shipping containers are widely available, affordable. They can be used to create just about anything, and becomes increasingly popular. WZH Group support customize the house as customers' requirement, welcome to contact us to buy a interesting container house.

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