Shipping container apartments and offices for minimalists are the latest rage in the real estate business, and there are some very good reasons why that is. Perhaps one is in your future? Let’s take a look at the reasons why you should consider a shipping container for your next apartment or office, especially if you have a home business and you work from home.
Is your office in home too small, but you don’t want something huge, either?
Shipping container apartments and offices are eco-friendly compared to traditionally-constructed buildings. If you stop and think about it for a moment, the logic of that statement will sink in quickly. In traditional construction, something in the neighborhood of 16,000 board feet of lumber is used just in the framing of the building, with another 20,000 square feet of wood products used for the walls, flooring, and ceilings. With a shipping container, the framing is already completed, so, on average, 16,000 board feet of lumber is automatically saved, and the environment thanks us for it.
Shipping container apartments and offices are inexpensive compared to traditionally-constructed buildings. The same explanation proves this point. Because the framing is already done with a container, obviously the construction costs are lower, and that means a lower rent/lease price. Container buildings are at least . . . at least . . . 50% less expensive to construct, and that means savings to you, the buyer or renter.
Shipping container apartments and offices are a minimalists dream. Each container is 320 square feet of living/working space, about the same size as a studio apartment, and enough size for a small kitchenette, a bathroom, and living space. Need more room? Shipping containers were built, originally, to stack on each other, so stacking one on top of another, and building a staircase, will give you a nice loft for a spacious bedroom and small bath. Two people could live quite comfortably in 640 square space, or a business could have a nice office/conference room/employee lounge in the same square footage. No need for clutter, no extra space unused, simply a minimalist’s life of necessities and coziness.
Shipping container apartments and offices are extremely flexible. You are basically starting your container journey with a blank slate, an empty 320 square feet. Do with it as you will. Add partitions or wall, or go with an open space design. Add a small closet. Add a staircase. Put windows and doors wherever you see fit. You can even add on horizontally by simply taking out an end wall on the container and adding another container. Wouldn’t that kind of freedom be marvelous?
In other words, container buildings are revolutionary and practical.
If you are interested in seeing how this all works, check out Box Office Warehouse Suites, the first and only container business park in the Fort Worth area. Box Office Warehouse Suites offers everything listed above, retail lease space at Box Office Warehouse Suites, everything a small business could need. thirty-eight container office, professionally designed by a nationally-known architect, and ready for occupancy in September 2017. These are perfect spaces for small businesses like small convenience stores, dry cleaners, law offices, repair shops, tax prep offices, and so on.
Right off the Golden Triangle exit off Interstate 35, close by Alliance Airport, in the middle of the vibrant Alliance commercial real estate hub of Fort Worth.