From the inside, it may look like a cosy home or even a fully furnished apartment but from the outside: a shipping container.
That’s right – more and more people are now looking to affordable housing schemes and options amid rising prices and sagging global economies. As a result, shipping containers of different sizes are now being turned into homes and other residential structures.
Cost efficiency, ease-of-use, and durability are just some of the factors which have led to an increasing trend in using shipping containers as homes.
Converted containers meant for residential living are also highly resistant to all kinds of weather – a reassurance for those living in natural disaster-prone areas.
As you walk into one of these containers, you’ll find just about anything you’d expect to find in your average home: a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, air conditioning, etc. In fact, if you were to wake up in one of these, you’d never believe you were in a shipping container!
There’s no limit to the amenities you can have in your container home, depending on how much money you’re willing to spend, that is. Stacked next to a traditional house or apartment, the price alone cannot be beaten – container homes cost about 50% less than an ordinary home of the same size, probably a lot less, in most cases.
Shipping container homes are residential structures made from a combination of different shipping con. Each container home can be modified with windows, doors, and walls, along with other features to provide for the perfect living space.
Converted shipping container homes today have not only become a place to retreat after a hard day’s work but also a source of income for thousands of individuals – many buy shipping container homes just to rent them and earn thousands to even millions of pounds each year.
When properly insulated, container homes can be very easily heated or cooled down, and have become a common shelter for both people and their pets.
Shipping containers are now being converted to create not only housing complexes but a wide range of buildings – from coffee shops and small hotels to parking attendant booths and more. However, their application in a residential setting has sparked the most interest as of late, particularly among cost-savvy home buyers and landlords.
Durable, versatile, and very cost-effective, shipping container homes are always readily available at a variety of price points and can be converted to function either as a standalone home or apartment complexes featuring multiple units.
Many home buyers are considering a shipping container as their new home because there are no wood, plaster, cement, and other materials involved. It’s a very sustainable and environmentally-friendly option, if you think about it. Container homes also possess incredible strength, especially with the right modifications, and can withstand all kinds of environmental stresses, keeping you and your family safe from a variety of natural disasters.
Willbox offers robust container conversion solutions, where each container can be customised to your exact specifications and environmental requirements.
Willbox, part of the Williams Shipping Group, has over 30 years’ experience in container hire and new and used shipping container sales. We can supply containers to meet any need, including site accommodation, storage, and bespoke containers modified to your requirements, and our consultancy service is here to help you make the best choice. We deliver nationwide from over 23 depots across the country – contact us now for fast and efficient container services.