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Creative Uses for Shipping Containers


Shipping containers aren’t just used for shipping stuff. They have lots of creative uses outside of the transportation industry. The possibilities are endless, from homes and offices to restaurants and hotels. Let’s take a look at some of the many creative uses of shipping containers.

Hotels and Homes

Cargo containers have an alternate niche as base structures for hotels, which can operate as either transportable structures or permanently-established constructions. For those who want a little more permanency yet like minimalist living, such containers can also be converted into homes, many of which are solar powered for an eco-friendly approach.

Studios and Art Galleries

Shipping containers provide the perfect space for awe-inspiring studio workshops that reflect the uniqueness of the artist. Reprocessing cargo containers into art galleries and display centers can highlight and showcase anything from artwork to photography, with attractive lighting capabilities that can be optimized for the space.

Saunas and Pools

How would you like your own personal relaxation haven? A container-modified sauna could be the perfect place to relax, get a good steam, and sweat out all those toxins. Shipping containers also make great swimming pools due to their dimensions and sturdy construction. The best part is, these pools can be free-standing so you don’t have to break ground and deal with costly excavation.

Fitness Centers and Home Gyms

 This is a cost efficient way to outfit your home with a gym or even provide fitness center services to the public. These well-equipped gymnasiums and fitness centers can be placed in schools, homes, and strip malls.

Temporary Shops

Shipping containers can be used as temporary structures for pop-up stores when specialty events are needed. They can also be transported, which means set-up and tear-down for short-lived events is minimized.

Laboratories

By their very nature, shipping containers are long and narrow, forming a natural hallway ideal for placing computer workstations. A row of desks with a computer placed at each can transform into an affordable and functional tech lab.

Workshops and Studio Spaces

Shipping containers are great for home craftsmen who want privacy and a dedicated space for storing tools and creating projects. Perfect for the DIY enthusiast or professional artist, containers as makeshift workshops and studios can provide small spaces for focused work on a budget.

Emergency Hospitals and Disaster Shelters

When health emergencies arise, it’s important for health care providers to have a mobile workstation as part of their emergency preparedness planning. They can be moved from site to site, going wherever is needed to tend to injuries arising from bombings, earthquakes, hurricanes and much more.

In the same vein, they can also be used as temporary disaster shelters when natural disasters strike, designed to aid those who have been suddenly displaced.

Contact Container King

Are you looking to rent or purchase a shipping container for a creative use? Contact us today in Sanger, Ross or Dallas to learn more.

 

  • Container King – DFW
    13555 S Stemmons Freeway
    Sanger, TX 76266
    (exit 475B/Rector Rd off I-35)
  • Container King – Waco Showyard
    16901 N Interstate 35
    Ross, TX 76640
    (10 miles North of Waco)
  • Container King – Dallas Sales Office
    9330 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #938
    Dallas, TX 75243