It’s incredible what some creative minds can accomplish. Lately we’ve seen shipping containers used in so many innovative ways, including as restaurants, swimming pools, and even homes. A quick internet search shows that shipping container homes and gaining popularity. Here are some benefits of shipping container architecture to help get the wheels of imagination turning:
Shipping container architecture reuses and recycles containers that may otherwise have been abandoned, melted down or scrapped, using excess energy.
A big reason people have turned to shipping container architecture is to cut costs, while still creating a unique structure. New and used shipping containers can be found and bought for far less than it would cost to buy a conventional home! Of course, depending how extravagant your architecture will be, the costs may rise, but will still be far lower than a similar, traditionally-constructed building.
Shipping containers are made to withstand all weather conditions, no matter how extreme. Since they are used to ship items across the ocean, they are also salt- and moisture-resistant. Since they are weight-resistant, they can easily be stacked to create impressive architecture!
Though some shipping container architecture looks incredibly intricate, it’s actually very easy to build using shipping containers! Depending how complex your design is, it may be as easy as purchasing a container, having it delivered, and going from there. Of course there are many modifications you may choose to make, such as windows, staircases, and any other structural wants or needs.
Shipping containers, unlike some other unique building materials, are also very easy to acquire! You may want to go the eco-friendly route, and find used containers, or you may want to purchase new. Either way, there are certainly enough shipping containers to go around. For instance, here at Secure Containers, we offer next-day delivery on all types and sizes of shipping containers. It really can be that easy!
Choosing to use shipping container architecture means you’re thinking outside the box—contrary to what it may look like! Whether you’re going full-on with a shipping container home, incorporating containers into your architecture, or using a shipping container as a guest house, shipping container architecture is sure to make a statement!
If you’re considering shipping container architecture, look no further than Secure Containers. We offer every type of container available on the market, so you can let your imagination go wild! Contact us today for a quote to get started.