If you’re planning housing for a job site, you may have noticed the trend in modular housing from recycled shipping containers. While an industrial shipping container may not be your first choice when you’re planning a livable job site, shipping container solutions are actually a sustainable and inexpensive way to create quality housing. As you plan your next job site, here are four reasons to consider constructing with repurposed shipping containers.
Shipping Containers are Durable
Even though containers are designed to last about a quarter of a century, most are retired after about 13 years of use. Still, conex containers are made from steel and can withstand anywhere from 100 to 175 mph winds.
Repurposing is Good for the Planet
Experts estimate that there are over 20 million unused cargo containers on earth. These are made from recycled steel, and they can be completely recycled and reused once they’ve en demolished. Continue Reading No Comments
The world has an awful lot of shipping containers. These large steel boxes are usually used to transport goods from one place in the world to another by ship. With proper maintenance, these Conex containers are capable of lasting for 25 years, and yet most are retired after only 10 to 15 years. In fact, estimates are that there are about 24 million retired shipping containers sitting around somewhere on Earth. This has spurred an interest in container solutions for modular housing, shipping container office space, and even shipping containers for use as retail stores. Here are just a few innovative container solutions that could work for your business or contracting needs, and why they work so well.
What Can You Build with An Industrial Shipping Container?
The only real limits are your imagination, but here are just a few ideas.