We kid you not, they really are, small container homes and offices are the latest rage in the construction industry. Yes, we said container, as in shipping container, and this article is for the skeptics out there who say it is impossible to reuse a shipping container and make it a comfortable home or office. The shipping container home and office revolution is happening.
Prepare to be proven wrong!
Currently 37% of Americans live in apartments, and the majority of those are studio apartments, meaning one room under 500 square feet in size.
Currently the number of people renting rather than owning a living space is increasing due to the high costs of living and how difficult it is to earn enough money to purchase a home.
Currently the environmentalist movement is gaining momentum in the United States and is becoming one of the strongest non-profit movements in the country.
Currently there are over seven million unused shipping containers in the world.
Currently 20% of American adults have a home-based business and work from home.
So let’s put it all together in a cohesive package: more and more Americans are living in small spaces, believe in environmental causes, have their own business, and need a solution which just so happens to be the long-ignored shipping container.
Welcome to the Shipping Container Revolution!
320 square feet per containers, certainly enough room to live in for those currently living in a studio apartment . . . already constructed and as such will not need natural resources to construct . . . very inexpensive compared to traditional construction methods . . . an ample supply of unused containers . . . easy to retrofit leaving practically no carbon footprint on the planet . . . it is easy to see why this container movement is the rage.
Can you live in 320 square feet of space? Millions of Americans already do. Can you work in an office that is 320 square feet in size? Millions of Americans already do. Can you afford a retrofitted shipping container? Much more easily than you can afford a comparable sized space made by traditional construction methods, and that means we are left with the logical conclusion: shipping container homes and offices are not only the latest rage but they are here to stay. Shipping container office plans off flexibility many traditional offices do not.
Are you now curious what this all looks like when completed? Take a look at the attached picture and realize that what you are looking at is a retrofitted shipping container office at Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, Texas, 320 square feet of office space, fully-functional, with reasonable pricing, full of amenities, functional downstairs and a comfortable upstairs complete with full bathroom, coffee bar, and patio.
What you are looking at is the wave of the future in construction and the industrial-commercial-residential world. For those in the 20% who work from home but need more space, this is the perfect solution. For those who can’t afford the going rates for offices in downtown areas, this is the perfect solution. And for those who are concerned about the environment, this is the perfect solution. Container buildings are revolutionary and practical.
The shipping container revolution . . . are you interested?