Metal shipping container homes and offices are, indeed, the rage, and if you stick around I’ll tell you why they are and why you should consider them to meet many of your needs.
Let’s set aside the thought of shipping container homes for the time being. You’ve all seen them online or in articles, rusty old shipping containers sandblasted, refurbished, painted, and recycled into stunning small living spaces for those who want the simple life and lower living costs. Instead let’s concentrate on shipping containers as offices and as warehouses, specifically shipping container office space for lease, because I think that is the trend which will interest a broader band of Americans reading this article.
The simple fact which should interest almost anyone is that shipping container construction (recycling if you will) is much less-expensive than traditional construction made from lumber, and a related fact worth mentioning is it is much more eco-friendly in that it used far less in the way of natural resources. How hard is it to find eco friendly commercial property for lease? Very! Extending that thought, then, points to the fact that less-expensive construction costs will mean less-expensive leasing rates for container offices. Again, this is only logical in an economic system dependent upon the laws of supply and demand.
So right out of the chute we have a huge reason why container buildings i.e. offices, warehouses, shops, garages are affordable, and because they are eco-friendly, they are doubly attractive to business people in the year 2017.
Now let’s move on to a more ethereal reason why you should consider container buildings: they are unique and yes, funky!
Have you gone out and taken a look a small office shop for lease for lease, or warehouses for lease? Look at about five of them and you’ll finish your search with eyes crossed and babbling incoherently. They are all the same, and that same is dull! Is there anything more institutionally boring than a newly-constructed office? They ooze blandness from every framed wall and poorly-insulated ceiling. They are built in standard proportions to save money, using low-cost techniques, again, to save money, but somehow that savings in materials does not equate to a savings in lease costs. Walk into one and you’ve walked into 90% of them, and that goes double for small warehouses and storage facilities. It’s like the only flavor in an ice cream shop is vanilla, and in a peacock world, white is an insult.
Container buildings can be molded, shaped, and transformed into anything you want them to be. If you want to add office space vertically you just stack one container on top of another and cut out a hole for a staircase. If you want to add office space horizontally you simply take down a wall and you have adjoining office space or storage. The process is incredibly simple and lends itself to a business person who embraces change and individuality.
Yes container buildings are all the rage, and for good reason: in a world of differences, business people today want their building to reflect those differences. With so many rent a shop options, why settle for bland.
Admit it: you get tired of vanilla ice cream after awhile, don’t you? Wouldn’t you just love to have some Neopolitan for a change?