The humble shipping container is an exceptionally versatile product, and it can be used in a huge range of ways. We’re used to seeing shipping containers on building sites and as storage facilities and even now as homes and offices. The leisure and retail industries in particular have benefited enormously from the low cost and convenience of the shipping container. For instance, imaged below is Boxpark a shipping container pop-up shopping mall for independent and global, fashion and lifestyle stores and cafes in London’s fashionable Shoreditch.
Shipping containers have been used in some very imaginative ways, and here we look at four creative proposals if you have a container hire plan and you’re looking for more than just storage.
A Beach Hut
If you’ve always fancied having your own little beach retreat, then a shipping container can help you achieve this quickly and on a budget. As long as you have gained permission to position the container on the land or spot in question, this would be a perfect way of creating a weekend base. The outside of the container can be decorated as you wish and the inside furnished to meet your needs whatever these may be. You can even include a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom all with functioning electrics, heating a plumbing so it really is a cosy home.
A Camping Retreat
If you prefer the more rough and ready outdoor life, then you could convert a shipping container into a camping shack. By reusing a container in this way you’re creating an eco-friendly home or base that can be designed to suit, fit in and even compliment the surroundings. With a shipping container, you can go back to basics as much as you want or opt to have a little bit more luxury and refinement in your camping experience.
For those who want to turn their shipping container into a profitable business, there are many options available. Shipping containers are a quick means of establishing a cafe, and the bonus is that if the trade dies down, you can simply move it to a new location.
An Inspirational Art Space
People involved in the art and design sector need to have the right surroundings in order to get their inspiration. Using a shipping container means that you can build your retreat in a location that’s perfect for you. This could be anywhere, from the bottom of your garden to the middle of nowhere.
These are just a few ideas of how a shipping container could be used on a leisure project, but there are almost limitless possibilities if you really think about it. The best place to start is with how you see the end result and then look at how a shipping container could work in this instance.
About Willbox Shipping Containers
We have vast experience in the supply of ISO shipping containers for shipping, storage, and site cabins, as well as for residential and commercial buildings. We’re the UK’s favourite supplier, offering nationwide delivery and exceptional customer service throughout. We’re part of Williams Shipping Holdings Ltd, a highly reputable family-run company that was founded in 1894.
If you would like to know more about the containers we supply across the country, get in touch with Willbox today. You can call us on 0845 263 0000 or contact us online for more information.