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They're For More Than Shipping: 4 Reasons To Invest In Shipping Containers

by Kyle Marshall

If you're like most people, you think that shipping containers are only for industrial use, but that's not the case. Those large shipping containers that you see on the back of trucks, in industrial storage yards or on cargo ships have more available uses than you might have originally thought. If you haven't thought about investing in a shipping container, read the list provided below. You'll find four great reasons to buy a shipping container of your own. 

Build Your Own Tiny Home

If you're ready to downsize but most tiny houses have been priced out of your budget range, now's the time to invest in a shipping container. You might not realise this, but shipping containers can be customised to create the perfect tiny home. If you're on your own, you can turn a single shipping container into the perfect living space for you. However, if you want to provide additional space, you can attach multiple shipping containers to create a home that will fit all of your needs. 

Design a Refreshing Pool

If you want to invest in a swimming pool for your backyard, but you don't want to break the bank, it's time to take a closer look at shipping containers. You might not know this, but shipping containers can be used to construct a fully-functioning swimming pool for you and your family. Best of all, you can either excavate your property to create a budget-friendly in-ground pool, or you can use your shipping container as an above-ground pool. You can even construct a deck around your shipping container pool to provide the perfect space for relaxation. 

Provide Additional Storage

If you're looking for additional storage space, an industrial shipping container might be just what you need. One of the great things about shipping containers is that they can be used for a variety of storage purposes. If you own a small business, you can use shipping containers to store your surplus inventory, and other supplies. If you're involved in emergency preparedness, shipping containers provide the space you need for your emergency and survival gear. You can even use your shipping containers for housing in an emergency situation. 

Make Room for Home Office

If you're starting your own home-based business and you need your own space, don't invest in a home extension project. Invest in a shipping container instead. Prices might be going up right now, but you can still purchase a shipping container for about $8,000. That means you can design your own office space for a fraction of the cost of a home extension project. This is especially true when you consider that home extension projects can start at about $160,000 for an 80 m2 extension. With a shipping container, you'll have the space you need for your home office, without the expense of a home extension project.

For more information on a shipping container, contact a company near you.