Designing a home out of shipping or cargo containers is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and decrease construction time. Shipping containers are solid steel, which is structurally sound and already built into walls, so it just becomes a matter of adding doors, windows, and insulation.
If you’re planning on adding a new room or area of your home, a shipping container can provide a way to avoid the inconveniences that long-term construction can cause, like noise and dust.
Using a shipping container to add to your home can provide a quick solution, and can be easily flaunted or concealed.
Using a shipping container for storage can give you a safe, sturdy place to keep your possessions. In fact, many construction sites and expanding schools use shipping containers as offices too.
However, be careful about placing these in the ground because being surrounded by dirt can hurt the container’s structural integrity.