Benefits of shipping container homes and offices

If you like doing things differently and standing out from the crowd, then investing in shipping container homes or offices is the right choice for you. Shipping containers give you the freedom to explore new ideas and custom design it to suit your needs. Another great benefit of shipping containers is their durable and robust design. So, if you would like to take your home or office to a new creative level, find shipping containers for sale on Junk Mail today.

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Here are the benefits of shipping container homes and offices:

  • Outstanding durability

Shipping containers are built to protect cargo against volatile weather conditions while transporting it across the ocean. Their robust design makes them well-suited to construction applications. You can use them to build container homes and offices that are secure and stable even when faced with adverse weather conditions. When compared to other recycled building materials, containers are a more robust solution.

  • Mobility

Container homes and offices give more flexibility in terms of construction. If you’re planning to set it up in a remote location, it might be easier to construct most of it in an urban area and then transport it to the destination at a later stage. You don’t have to build all of it on-site like most other buildings.

Building with shipping containers also allows you to move your entire home or office to a different location if you choose to.

  • Unleash your creativity

If you’re feeling creative, container homes and offices are an opportunity for you to unleash your imagination. Using these containers enables you to build exactly what you’ve envisioned. You’ll be able to customise your living or working space so that it reflects your personality. Avoid getting stuck in a generic home/building by investing in a shipping container and customising it so that you stand out from the crowd.

  • Eco-friendly

Another awesome aspect of shipping container homes and offices is that they’re eco-friendly. When you recycle these containers, you’re reducing your carbon footprint and making a contribution to protecting the environment. With the right insulation and design, container offices and homes can be exceptionally energy efficient. Their compact size also contributes to their energy efficiency. Solar panels are also easy to install and will contribute to the eco-friendliness of container homes and offices.

  • Pest resistant

Shipping containers are built from steel, which makes them extremely resistant to bugs, termites, and other pests. These containers are constructed with the purpose of protecting cargo against damage from pests on ships. This means that they’re perfectly designed to keep your home and personal possessions safe.

  • Fast to build

Container homes and offices are generally quicker to construct since the main structure of the home/office already exists. The only thing you have to do is to insulate and customise them to suit your needs.

  • Affordable

Shipping containers are much more affordable, which is why they are such a popular choice. The customisations can incur more costs, but it ultimately depends on what you want to do with your home/office. You’ll also be saving money with the faster construction time, compared to building the average brick house.

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Top tips for building shipping container homes and offices

  • Maximise on the stability that shipping containers offer by limiting the amount of steel you remove from the frame. Keep doors and windows to a minimum to maintain the structural stability of the container.
  • Set up a regular maintenance plan to keep your container home/office in good condition
  • Ensure the portability of your shipping container’s design by bolting it to the foundation rather than welding it. Minimising alterations to the exterior structure also contributes to the portability of this structure.
  • You can use external cladding, such as wood, to customise your home according to your personal preferences. These materials can also serve the functional purpose of providing additional insulation.
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What else can you build with shipping containers?

  • Man cave/gaming area
  • Classrooms
  • Shops
  • Studios
  • Garages
  • Additional storage areas
  • Restaurants/Cafés
  • Cold rooms
  • Access control stations
  • And many more
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Be part of something special and invest in shipping container homes and offices. You’ll have fun repurposing the container while creating the home or office you’ve always wanted. Find shipping containers for sale on Junk Mail and enjoy great savings.

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8 Responses

  1. carol labuschagne says:

    please give a price on a container

  2. Mahomed Moosa says:

    Very good concept
    Do you have a guide line on price on per unit

  3. Kenalemang says:

    How much do they cost


    Plus minus
    R25000 per 40 “ container (12 meter)

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