Shipping containers are flood- and fire-proof, making them a great home-building material. Ranging in length from 20 to 40 feet, shipping containers are typically only used for 10 to 13 years, but they can last much longer. It is estimated that there are 24 million empty shipping containers in the world that will not be used for cargo again. But, as the saying goes, one man’s retired shipping container is another man’s crazy, high-end modular home. What? That’s not a saying? It should be.
Reasons: Why shipping containers are the ideal building materials?
- Containers are made from high strength corten steel. This means they are durable and strong.
- Often cheaper and faster compared to traditional building methods.
- Because they are modular, you can easily stack and interlock them together.
- Mobile. You can move your containers to another site if needed.
- Eco-friendly. Recycling a container helps the environment.
Container modifications to suit your requirements
Shipping container dimensions need not be a restriction since multiple units can be adjoined to create large areas of internal space as needed. Some of our shipping container villages may be comprised of professionals with work space needs such as meeting rooms, internet cafes, bathroom facilities, private office spaces, quiet/study areas, and areas to meet with clients. A social community may benefit greatly with shared spaces such as a game room, media room, yoga or meditation rooms, social hangout rooms, library, dining areas, and other functional and smart space saving applications. Over the years we have taken so many standard ISO shipping containers – and done amazing things with them.
Have an idea for container conversion or modification?
Modo’s team of professionals takes pride in our quality work and exceptional customer service. We have undertaken a wide variety of bespoke conversions using basic shipping containers as the building block and fitting all kinds of doors, apertures and components. The final converted applications have been used for site accommodation, portable offices, storage units, canteens, music stages, portable classrooms and so on. The list is continually growing and is only limited by your imagination and budget. Let our knowledge and experience of converted container projects help turn your idea into reality. Container conversion is our passion.