Alternate Uses For Shipping Containers
A single shipping container can be repurposed into a backyard studio or spare room for a fairly reasonable price. There are many companies which will sell shipping containers converted in this way with water and electricity connected so once inside you would not know it is even a shipping container. As the basic structure of a shipping container is strong, weatherproof and fireproof they are ideal for upcycling into building projects such as this.
For families in the process of moving or particularly building, this can actually be a great way to house your family temporarily if you have friends or relatives that would generous enough to allow you the use of their land to set the container home upon. Being containers, they are easily transported and shifted into place utilising tilt tray, hiab trucks or side loading trucks. Single container housing is also readily available for rental so well worth a look into if you are facing a gap of a few months or more inbetween homes.
In our urban centres, you may have noticed shipping containers popping up for all sorts of different things. In Perth we have a pop up shipping container painted pastel pink and selling freshly made pretzels! There is also a seasonal shipping container bar found during the summer months on the banks of the Swan River. And in Fremantle, local artist Marcus Canning created an instantly iconic structure made out of 9 brightly coloured shipping containers which was christened 'Containbow" - a stunning and original art piece situated at the entry way to Fremantle.