Reasons to invest in a converted shipping container
- Published on Saturday, 26 March 2016 14:14
- Eliot Chapman
Nowadays, converted shipping containers have become a popular choice for many people looking for additional space, without having to build an actual annex in their home. If you are still thinking whether or not this is the best option for you, these are the main advantages that container homes
have over conventional buildings:
Needless to say that one can use a converted shipping container for virtually anything. From making an extra guest bedroom or a play room for your children to making it your home office, a tool shop or a garage, containers offer users complete freedom of design, not to mention structural strength and security. Considering that they were initially designed to carry and protect heavy loads, you can always rely on the fact that should you choose to make such a container an annex to your home, everyone using it will be completely safe. In addition, it can actually be moved, so in case you choose to move in a couple of years to a new home and you really like how your container turned out, you can just take it with you!
Shipping containers can be 3 times cheaper than a standard build, so if you are on a tight budget, but still want to enjoy certain amenities, this is definitely an option that you should consider. In addition, the shipping container can be converted in a much shorter time than it would take to build a new house, so you would not have to wait for months to be able to obtain the structure you were looking for. While the price might vary depending on the condition of the container, generally good containers are easy to come by. Once you have your container installed, maintenance costs are certainly not higher than the ones of a regular building, so this should not be a concern that influences your decision.
They are available in various sizes
Usually, shipping containers come in 3 possible sizes: 3meters, 6 and 12, but a dedicated company can combine these sizes to obtain the perfect annex for your needs. No matter what you might want to use that container for, you can rest assured that there will be no problems in converting some perfectly. The most important thing is to discuss all the details with the company that will do the conversion, as this is how you can be sure that you will have exactly what you wanted. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have about this process, just to have a complete view of the entire project.
All in all, container homes are definitely an option worth considering if you don’t want to wait too much time for an annex to be built or you don’t have the necessary budget for it. The fact that these containers can be converted into virtually anything and that you will also save a large amount of money in the process, makes them one of the best choices that a person could make.