When a shipping container can’t ship anymore
Shipping containers? They’re used for shipping, right? Of course they are! But it does eventually come to the point when a shipping container can no longer be used for shipping. Maybe its paint has rusted, or it has developed a structural weakness. Whatever the reason, the conclusion is that it can’t be used for shipping anymore.
Thankfully, we’re big believers in recycling. Nothing should go unused or to the scrapheap if it can still have a use.
What can shipping containers be sued for when it gets to the point of them ‘retiring’ from shipping? Well, lots of things.
Now, you’ll frequently see shipping containers being used for a variety of different things. So, what might you see a shipping container being used for on any day? Here are a couple of uses that we’ve noticed in the last couple of months!
Why are shipping containers used so much?
Instead of just investing in an actual brick and mortar construction, why do people choose to convert a container?
One of the biggest reasons that somebody chooses to convert a container or two is that they’re such good value for money, especially when compared to traditional constructions. Did you know that you can actually purchase a shipping container for as little as £1000? This means that your dream café or home could be yours, even on the smallest of budgets.
The urge to recycle is another reason that shipping containers are used so much. In the current climate, we’re all encouraged to use something twice – if not more times – if we have the chance to do so. After all, with all that we hear about climate change, we all have to be proactive in saving the environment. Why have a brick and mortar building constructed when you can just use a container instead? It’s more logical to choose his container option.
Two popular container uses
A café; one of the biggest uses for a container when its days for transporting goods are well and truly over.
While it might seem like a strange idea to use a shipping container as a café, it’s less outlandish that you’re presuming – probably.
Using a container to start your business is actually a savvy business move. Not only will you save huge amounts of money, but you’ll also be setting yourself apparent from the opposition. After all, not everyone has a beautiful container café!
If you start a café with your container, expansion is much easier if you decide that you’re becoming too busy for your existing space. Not only is expanding your space great value for money, it’s also much easier than it would be to expand a physical location.
If you give a shipping container a facelift, you’d be surprised how much the value would increase; you can end up making thousands in profit.
Yes, you read that correct; a shipping container can become a home for you, your family, and anyone else that you’re inviting!
If you perform a quick search on Google for container homes, you’ll come across thousands of beautiful homes worldwide. It’s amazing what a simple box can become.
For people who want to own their own home without spending extravagantly, like you’ll have to for the majority of permanent homes, shipping containers are the perfect option.
Again, once your project is completed you can end up making a fortune. Container homes are something that’s truly unique, so you can end up making significantly more than you put into the project. This means that if you decide that you do want to move into a slightly different property, you’re not going to have a problem selling your container home.